Sociopolitical contexts of EFL writing assessment in Vietnam: Impact of a national project

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This chapter turns the spotlight on Vietnam, where English learning is booming due to globalization and is now further accelerated by the central government’s 2020 National Foreign Languages Project. Despite its significance, little is known about the project’s actual effects on EFL writing assessment. To bridge this gap, the current study tracks the professional life history of two Vietnamese instructors as they progressed through different positions and illustrates how the national strategies were adopted and adapted by their institutions and the teachers themselves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Politics of English Second Language Writing Assessment in Global Contexts
EditorsTodd Ruecker, Deborah Crusan
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781315106069
ISBN (Print)9781138094475
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • EFL
  • assessing writing
  • Vietnam
  • language policy
  • teacher cognition
  • teacher agency
  • narrative inquiry


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