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Application of the “Hiroshima University English Can-Do List” in the e-portfolio System Mahara
吉川 りさ 外国語教育研究センター
This report describes the application of the “Hiroshima University English Can-Do List” through an open-source e-portfolio system called “Mahara”. In 2016, the Institute for Foreign Language Research and Education at Hiroshima University developed the can-do list, which was based on a questionnaire made by the Institute for International Business Communication. It includes can-do statements not only in the so-called four English skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) but also in two additional areas (interaction and function). The developed can-do list was implemented in the e-portfolio system as an attempt to evaluate students’ English proficiencies and to set their learning goals. In this system, each student inputs his/her current TOEIC score, and then selects can-do statements which s/he would like to achieve. The system then shows a target TOEIC score which s/he should get in order to achieve the learning goal, and suggests learning contents for it. This paper reports on the first trial of the system administered to undergraduate students at Hiroshima University, and shows their reactions. Future directions for utilization of the can-do list and the Mahara system are also discussed.
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