INTEGRATING SIMULATION TASKS AND PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT INTO WRITING BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE
Keywords:Business letters, Portfolio assessment, Task-based language teaching.
AbstractThis paper presents the results of integrating simulation tasks and portfolio assessment into writing business correspondence in Business English classes at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Dalat University, and investigates students’ attitude toward this proposed method in the practice of writing business correspondence. This study was carried out based on the theory of task-based language teaching with the use of simulation tasks, and on the theory of portfolio assessment. The results reveal that this proposed method using e-portfolios (electronic portfolios) benefited the participants although some shortcomings arising from the experimental process should be adjusted and carefully considered in order to achieve better results.
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