English Teaching: Practice & Critique: Volume 14 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: ELA/literacy assessment: the good, the bad and the ugly

Assessing the field: Students and teachers of writing in high-stakes literacy testing in Australia

Emily Frawley, Larissa McLean Davies

The purpose of this paper is to explore the interface between high-stakes testing, disciplinary knowledge and teachers’ pedagogy in English. The most prevalent standardized…


“I had been given the space to grow”: An innovative model of assessment in subject English in New South Wales, Australia

Jackie Manuel, Don Carter

This paper aims to provide a critical interpretative analysis of an innovative model of assessment in subject English in New South Wales, Australia. The purpose of this paper is…


“Resisting the rage for certainty”: dialogic assessment: A case study of one secondary English subject classroom in the UK

Sue Brindley, Bethan Marshall

The purpose of this paper is to report on one UK secondary school English teacher and use his practice as a vehicle for exploring the classroom realities of dialogic assessment…

Bringing innovation to conventional feedback approaches in EFL secondary writing classrooms: A Hong Kong case study

Icy Lee, Pauline Mak, Anne Burns

The purpose of this paper is to examine how the teachers implemented innovative feedback approaches in their writing classroom and the extent to which the innovative feedback…


Towards developing a multi-aspectual framework for systematic evaluation of locally prepared ELT materials

Reza Biria, Abbas Mehrabi Boshrabadi

This paper aims to develop a multi-aspectual framework for evaluating locally prepared English language teaching (ELT) materials used for Iranian senior high school students. Many…

College students’ awareness in organizational strategy use in English writing: A Taiwan-based study

Shih-Chieh Chien

The purpose of the study is to look at Chinese English as a foreign language (EFL) learners’ organizational strategy use in English writing at universities in Taiwan. One…


Teaching spoken English in Iran’s private language schools: issues and options

Karim Sadeghi, Jack C. Richards

Mastery of spoken English is a priority for many learners of English in Iran. Opportunities to acquire spoken English through the public school system are very limited, hence many…

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