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Technology as an Assessment Tool in Language Learning

Author(s): Taher Bahrani

Journal: International Journal of English Linguistics
ISSN 1923-869X

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2011;
Original page

The present paper examines the employment of different technology-based tools such as computer, podcast, and chat for assessing language proficiency in EFL classrooms. These methods which are referred to as alternative assessments differ from traditional paper-and–pencil assessments. The technology-based assessment incorporates innovative methods and techniques to measure language proficiency improvement. This kind of assessment is effective when it gives the language learners a chance to use what they have learnt. On the contrary, traditional methods of assessment fail to show what learners can do with their acquired language. This paper aims at illustrating several activities that teachers can use with the help of technology to measure and monitor their students’ achievements in language learning.
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