An exploratory study of the current assessment practices for improving the learning of English as a foreign language (EFL) in two Vietnamese universities

Tran, Thi Duyen (2015) An exploratory study of the current assessment practices for improving the learning of English as a foreign language (EFL) in two Vietnamese universities. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This case study investigated EFL assessment practices at one public and one private university to explore the support of assessment for English language learning (ELL) within the Vietnamese sociocultural context. Findings demonstrated the potential of assessment to engage students in learning; enhance their understanding of the learning objectives; and facilitate their learning reflection. Findings also identified strong influences of contextual factors such as teachers' language assessment literacy, high-stakes testing and institutional administrative policies on the practices of assessment for ELL. This study contributes to research on Assessment for Learning and EFL education at tertiary level in Vietnam and other similar sociocultural contexts.

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ID Code: 84622
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Klenowski, Val, Kettle, Margaret, & May, Lynette
Additional Information: An embargo has been granted by the faculty until 27 May 2017.
Keywords: Assessment for learning (AfL), English language assessment, EFL education, Sociocultural perspectives, Vietnamese Higher Education
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2015 06:00
Last Modified: 27 May 2017 14:00

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