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ERIC Number: EJ1127938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-0120-5927
The Language Portfolio as a Self-Assessment Mechanism in an English Course Aimed at Fostering Senior Students' Autonomy
Cárdenas Espitia, Carlos
HOW, v17 n1 p109-132 Dec 2010
This article describes an action research project in which the members of a basic English class for adults over 50 at a Colombian public university undertook the mission of discovering their potentialities as autonomous learners. By means of the reflective use of the language portfolio, the members of this course guided the planning and execution stages of the course they were enrolled in. The findings show that learners' reflection may be convenient when designing a course that better fits the characteristics, needs, and expectations of the students so that the they can profit more from the course itself.
ASOCOPI, the Colombian Association of Teachers of English. Cra 27 A #53-06, oficina 405, Bogota, Colombia. +57-2115018; Fax: +57-2115018. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Basic Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A