Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2020

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to advocate for the use of ongoing evaluative processes at the programmatic level in order to ensure language program quality and worth. After a thorough review of the field of language program evaluation, we argue that the benefits of evaluation cannot but strengthen the relationship between an academic program and stakeholders’ needs (students, teachers, community). We propose the use of the CEA standards as a guide for any evaluative effort in foreign language programs while designing context-specific tools to address the needs of each program. Finally, we aim to promote the development and dissemination of case studies, resources, and/or journals to enhance the status of language program evaluation within the field of applied linguistics.

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Este artículo aboga por el uso de procedimientos evaluativos a nivel de programa para asegurar la calidad y el valor de programas de lengua. Tras revisar el estado general del campo de evaluación de programas de lengua a nivel académico, argumentamos que los beneficios de prácticas evaluativas constantes ayudan a estrechar la relación entre la oferta formativa de un programa y las necesidades de las partes involucradas (estudiantes, profesores, comunidad). Proponemos el uso de los estándares de CEA como guía para realizar una evaluación completa de programas de lengua a través de herramientas diseñadas específicamente para las características particulares de cada programa. Finalmente, se pretende fomentar el desarrollo y la publicación de estudios de caso, recursos, y/o revistas para realzar el estatus de la evaluación de programas en el campo de la lingüística aplicada.

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Original published version available at https://doi.org/10.17345/rile12.2759

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Publication Title

Revista Internacional de Lenguas Extranjeras / International Journal of Foreign Languages

DOI

10.17345/rile12.2759

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