Evaluation is becoming increasingly important as companies seek to measure performance improvement as a result of training initiatives. Describes the introduction of an evaluation process into a self‐study business English writing programme. Suggests that using a suitable pre‐ and post‐test questionnaire can help to establish a means of self‐assessment for trainees to assist continuous development. Indicates trainers may need to become more mindful of the limitations of investing self‐study modules with the ability to automatically empower the learner unless the training material accommodates for the learning culture of the trainee, and provides support for the self‐directive notion. Also discusses the implications of establishing evaluation techniques within self‐study training. Provides suggestions for exploiting self‐study as a more effective empowering tool.
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