Methods for Assessing the Effectiveness of Language Learning – A Comparative Study

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 792)


The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the existing tools and methods used to measure the effectiveness of language education in language centres (LCs). LCs present various approaches to both curriculum design and management systems. If a closer link is to be sought between the teaching methods, the institutional management and the effectiveness of the education process, a proper classification and evaluation of the verification methods used in quality language teaching is needed. The analysis is based on literature review and includes methods employed for the assessment of language ability.

This study is a part of an ongoing project that is aimed at finding correlations between the teaching and the management methods and efficiency.


Language assessment instruments Summative assessment Formative assessment Effectiveness Validity Reliability Practicality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Management and Production EngineeringLodz University of TechnologyLodzPoland

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