Tran Thi Cam Nang


Dynamic assessment (DA) has been broadly applied in educational settings over the past few decades. It not only helps evaluate students’ learning ability but also helps predict their potential future development at the same time. This study aims to investigate EFL adolescent learners’ attitudes toward applying DA to enhance their speaking performance. The data were gathered through a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews. 14 participants who had experienced DA were invited to do a questionnaire expressing their attitudes including three aspects, namely behavioural, cognitive, and emotional. Then six of them were selected to enter semi-structured interviews. The result of the questionnaire revealed that EFL adolescent learners possessed positive attitudes in three domains- behavioural, cognitive, and emotional. The data from the interviews showed that classroom anxiety was not a big problem for students. Eagerness, concentration, confidence, and motivation were what they gained after getting used to DA. Besides, DA was reported to enhance their speaking performance in terms of accuracy and fluency.


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