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dc.contributor.authorReinders, Hayo
dc.contributor.authorLázaro, Noemí
dc.description.abstractSelf-access centres are a popular type of language support offered by an increasing number of schools and universities around the world. Assessment of the learning that takes place in such Centres is seen as both crucial and problematic. There appear to exist many barriers to successful assessment but these have not been comprehensively documented, making it difficult to develop systematic solutions. This article presents the results of a study of 46 self-access centres in five countries (Germany, Hong Kong, Spain, Switzerland, and New Zealand), investigating current assessment practice. In-depth strength-weakness analyses were conducted with the managers of each of the participating Centres. These revealed a complex interaction between pedagogical and practical challenges to assessment. They also showed an emphasis on the developmental role of assessment for learner autonomy and the importance of assessing both language gains and learning skills.en_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectlearner autonomyen_NZ
dc.subjectself-access centres (SACs)en_NZ
dc.titleThe assessment of self-access language learning : practical challengesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doiDOI: 10.1080/09571730801988439en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguisticsen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationReinders, H. & Lázaro, N. (2008) The assessment of self-access language learning : practical challenges. Language Learning Journal, 36(1), 55-64. NOTE: This is research undertaken for the University of Auckland and the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain prior to the author being affiliated with the Unitec Institute of Technology.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
unitec.institutionUniversidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Madrid, Spain)en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume36 (1)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleLanguage Learning Journalen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Madrid, Spain)en_NZ

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