Amal Isa Saber, Ms.
ELC, College of Banking and Financial Studies, Muscat, Oman
Amal currently teaches in the ELC of CBFS in Oman. She holds a BA in Literature (USA) and an MA in TESOL (Ireland, UCD) and has more than 20 years of experience teaching English in the Middle East.
Audio Recording Assessment to Motivate Independent Voice and Independent Learning (PP50), Paper
This study examines the effect of self-recordings in a university speaking course in northern Iraq, exploring learner and teacher perceptions. The study employs learner self-recordings and teacher reflections. The qualitative data were analysed to form generalizations which suggest that self-recordings can contribute not only to linguistic improvement but also to the development of independent voice, independent learning and enhancing motivation. The recordings were deemed beneficial as a tool for both formative assessment and learning.