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A Review and Discussion of In-service EFL Teachers’ Language Assessment Literacy Level in Junior High School in China

Sun, Yannan

In China, English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers seem to be in a dilemma because of the discrepancy existing in classroom teaching and assessment, the new curriculum requirement, and the paucity of language assessment knowledge. To tackle these problems, there is an urgent need to evaluate EFL teachers’ language assessment literacy (LAL) and mitigate the possible obstacles that EFL teachers face. Since the term assessment literacy (AL) was firstly suggested, the concept has been derived in other specific fields, such as LAL. Different theories, models, and research on LAL have been examined to study language teachers’ LAL in many countries; however, LAL is still a new concept in China. Thus, the study aims to investigate and analyze the possible reasons behind the current LAL level of in-service EFL teachers in China.

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Studies in Applied Linguistics and TESOL
DOI
https://doi.org/10.52214/salt.v21i2.9060

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August 29, 2022

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language assessment literacy, in-service EFL teachers’ LAL level, reform and education, training and development