Step 5: reflection

Satisfied with the result?

Most students' first wish when it comes to reflection is: what did I score and why didn't I get more....? Obviously, you will discuss the outcome of the assignments. You will undoubtedly explain and justify the marks or grades that you gave.

However, it would be a pity if students would leave it at that. Ideally, the reflection stage leads to students making plans for improvement. How could I get better at using the right register?

What can I do to increase my knowledge of vocabulary? Is there a way in which I can tackle academic work more easily?

  • have a plan of (future) action(s) drawn up; 
  • useful links for the not too distant future;
  • have students store their products in a language portfolio: a very useful system can  be found on - regularly consulting older work may be very instructive.