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Formative Assessment in Language Teaching

The article concentrates on the use of formative assessment in foreign language teaching. The term “formative assessment” is explained, its benefits for learning and teaching are described. Examples of formative assessment techniques and activities are given. It is concluded that formative assessment is a powerful tool that helps develop learners’ metacognitive skills, brings variety in the classroom, engages and motivates learners, raises their autonomy and interest.