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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2021, 4(8); doi: 10.25236/FER.2021.040817.

The Effects of Using Self-assessment on L2 Speaking


Lei Jin

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Lei Jin

Jiangsu Second Normal University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210000, China


Self-assessment is not only a matter of accuracy but also facilitation of developing students’ learning ability. The present paper aims to provide a review of the literature on using self-assessment in L2 speaking learning. This critical review focuses on self-assessment as facilitation of self-regulated learning, a useful pedagogical tool, and a motivation promoter. After reviewing several empirical studies, it can be concluded that L2 learners’ self-assessment can successfully develop students’ second language learning ability. Besides, recording L2 learners’ oral production an building an immersive language context can successfully improve L2 learners’ self-assessment ability on their speaking performance. 


self-assessment, L2 speaking

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Lei Jin. The Effects of Using Self-assessment on L2 Speaking. Frontiers in Educational Research (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 8: 85-93. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2021.040817.


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