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Cook, William Robert Amilan; Luke, Jonathan; Valeo, Antonella; Barkaoui, Khaled – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
Assessment practices occupy a significant portion of ESL teachers' time and have a considerable impact on students' engagement and learning. These practices are in turn strongly influenced by teachers' conceptions of L2 writing and the policy contexts in which they work. While several studies have examined ESL teachers' classroom assessment…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Educational Policy
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Wong, Kevin M.; Mak, Pauline – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Self-assessments are instructional tools with the potential to enhance self-regulatory and language-learning processes in students in the writing classroom. Although widely studied in the first language context, self-assessment research in L2 writing contexts is relatively unexplored. Yet recent research indicates that the demands of writing in a…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Writing Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Self Management
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Lee, Icy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
In many educational contexts, L2 writing assessment tends to emphasize its summative functions (i.e., assessment of learning--AoL) more than its formative potential (i.e., assessment for--AfL). While the teacher plays a dominant role in AoL, central to AfL is the role of the students, alongside that of the teacher and peers. A student-centred…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Writing Evaluation, Student Centered Curriculum, Active Learning
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Dobao, Ana Fernández – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This study examines the opportunities that a collaborative writing task completed in pairs and in small groups offers for attention to form. Previous research suggests that collaborative writing activities encourage learners to focus their attention on language and to collaborate in the resolution of their language-related problems in ways that…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Grammar, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Hasselgreen, Angela – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2013
This article concerns the contribution that feedback makes to valid classroom assessment of the writing of young learners (YLs), defined here as approximately 9-13 years old. It shows that a scale of descriptors adapted from the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" (CEFR; Council of Europe, 2001) can play a central role…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Classroom Techniques, Feedback (Response), Research Projects
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Abdel Latif, Muhammad M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article reports on a study aimed at testing the hypothesis that, because of strategic and temporal variables, composing rate and text quantity may not be valid measures of writing fluency. A second objective was to validate the mean length of writers' translating episodes as a process-based indicator that mirrors their fluent written…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Validity, Second Language Instruction, Writing Skills
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Barkaoui, Khaled – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
Essay tests are widely used to assess ESL/EFL learners' writing abilities for instructional, administrative, and research purposes. Relevant literature was searched to identify 70 empirical studies on ESL/EFL essay tests. The majority of these studies examined task, essay, and rater effects on essay rating and scores. Less attention has been given…
Descriptors: Essay Tests, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lee, Icy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
Assessment for learning (AfL) is a relatively new concept in ESL/EFL writing. In AfL, learning is a goal in its own right, and assessment is the means to achieving the goal. Despite an emphasis on assessment the concept AfL appears to suggest, in implementing AfL teachers need to integrate teaching, learning and assessment rather than focus…
Descriptors: Writing Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing Instruction
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Guberman, Solange – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
An experiment compared three approaches to error correction in college-level written composition and found that the ideal approach would be to combine, in a simple and realistic formula, the best features of the three models. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Methods, French, Higher Education
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Corbeil, Giselle – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
A study analyzed the second-language essays of seven anglophone and one French-speaking Quebec university students enrolled in a literature course by using a cognitive-metacognitive framework developed for mathematical problem-solving and a think-aloud protocol. Results indicate the framework, with some adjustments, is a reliable tool for…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Essays, Foreign Countries, Higher Education