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About the project

Investigating the applicability of the CEFR for self-assessment in tertiary writing instruction in China: accessibility, effectiveness, feasibility and usefulness

Research team members

Research aims

This project was funded by the British Council, exploring the applicability of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) for tertiary English writing in China, in the context of current English testing reform in China which aims to develop a standard of English language ability that bridges teaching, learning, testing and learner autonomy. The project created self-assessment grids based on the European Language Portfolio (ELP) descriptors to help learners evaluate their own writing, identify their next learning objectives and develop learner autonomy.