Strategies to Assess EFL Students in Debate and Seminar Presentation: Students’ Perspectives


  • Kharman Wasfi Tahir Department of English Language, College of Basic Education, University of Salahaddin,Erbil City, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Nyan Kamil Ghafour Department of English Language, College of Basic Education, University of Halabja, Halabja City, Kurdistan Region, Iraq



Assessment, Presentation, EFL student, Debate


Different studies have been carried out in relation to Academic Skills course, debate and presentation as modules. Instructors usually use different ways to assess their students during or at the end of a course of study. They assess their students so as to make the results of the process, a feedback for the students concerning what they have presented. Assessment can be regarded as a way through which instructors gain information about their learners and what is learnt. Instructors use different strategies to assess their students. This paper aims at investigating students’ perspectives concerning the way they are being assessed in debate and seminar presentation. To meet the aim of the paper a questionnaire is designed for the purpose of data collection. The result of the study shows that giving chance to students to participate in class discussions increases their confidence to speak in public places, using specific strategies by instructors for assessing students in Academic Skills course help to develop their oral ability. And assessment is welcomed by the students. The research ends with the list of references.


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How to Cite

Wasfi Tahir, K. ., & Kamil Ghafour, N. . (2020). Strategies to Assess EFL Students in Debate and Seminar Presentation: Students’ Perspectives. Halabja University Journal, 5(4), 82–96.