Academic Language Self-Assessment

Contact person info
Name of contact person: 
Peter Wignell; Sally Ashton-Hay
Email of contact person:
Who are your partners?: 
Faculty staff
Educational development staff
What is the rationale for this practice?: 
Perceived need by ALL staff
Perceived need by faculty staff
Supports university obligations/initiatives
ESOS legislation
First year experience initiatives
Language proficiency initiatives
What support exists for this practice? (Institutional or other): 
University strategic/operational plan
Departmental strategic/operational plan
Teaching/learning management plan
What are the strengths of this practice?: 

Students self-assess academic language ability and can be identified for further academic skills support.

What are the weaknesses?: 

Students are invited to self-assess.

What improvements (if any) would you like to make?: 

Will be implemented and evaluated in 2014.

What approaches/theories of language and/or learning underpin this practice?: 

English language proficiency assessment; self-assessment; at-risk students identified early in study session; English for Academic Purposes interventions

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