Implementing E-portfolios in English Speaking Assessment: Vietnamese Students’ Perspectives




student's perspective, e-portfolio, speaking skills, assessment, self-regulated learning


English speaking is an essential skill that university students need to develop, particularly those studying in non-native English-speaking countries. However, research has shown that traditional assessment methods such as standardized tests and oral exams may not always accurately capture students' speaking ability, which highlights the need for alternative assessment methods that can better evaluate students' language proficiency. E-portfolio assessment is one such alternative that has emerged as a promising method. Therefore, this study seeks to explore the perspectives of 268 Vietnamese university students on the use of e-portfolios for English-speaking assessment through a survey questionnaire. The findings reveal students’ positive attitudes towards the application of e-portfolios in speaking assessment in terms of washback and self-regulated learning. The study also delves deeper into the potential of e-portfolio assessment for English-speaking proficiency in Vietnamese higher education. It hopes to contribute to pedagogical implications to improve the efficacy of teaching and learning English speaking in Vietnamese higher education with regard to the use of e-portfolios.

Author Biographies

Ngo Nguyen Thien Duyen, Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Finance, Vietnam

Ms. Ngo Nguyen Thien Duyen completed her MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Macquarie University, Australia. She has published articles and book chapters in local and international journals. She is currently a lecturer at Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Finance. Her research interests include translating and interpreting learning and practices, teacher professional development, intercultural communication, and internationalization of higher education.

Luu Thi Mai Vy, Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Finance, Vietnam

Dr. Luu Thi Mai Vy is currently a lecturer at Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Finance. She completed her Ph.D. in English Language Studies at Suranaree University of Technology in Thailand. She has published multiple articles in local and international journals. Her research interests include but are not limited to listening skills, CALL, pronunciation, and neuroscience in language learning and teaching.


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How to Cite

Ngo, N. T. D., & Luu, T. M. V. (2023). Implementing E-portfolios in English Speaking Assessment: Vietnamese Students’ Perspectives. AsiaCALL Online Journal, 14(2), 98–117.

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