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Towards an Electronic Portfolio for Translation Teaching Aligned with China’s Standards of English Language Ability

  • Dongyun SunEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11284)

Abstract

The paper proposes a new electronic portfolio for translation teaching to College English students in China to contribute to formative assessment. With the self-assessment grid aligned with the translation ability module of China’s Standards of English Language Ability and the distinction between the process portfolio and the product portfolio, it can serve both diagnostic and pedagogical purposes. This e-portfolio builds upon the existing Moodle course center of Fudan University and is complemented by local and cloud storage devices to facilitate the functionalities of learner corpora. A pedagogical design for the implementation of the e-portfolio is also proposed, incorporating the use of corpus tools as well as online resources, and stressing the need for self-assessment, feedback, learner diaries and peer revision. It is envisaged that such an e-portfolio will be well customized to the needs of College English students, making them active learners who understand their own pace of progress and march proactively towards their own objectives.

Keywords

E-portfolio Translation teaching China’s Standards of English Language Ability Self-assessment 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work is supported in part by a grant from the Ministry of Education of China (15YJC740071).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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