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This paper is based on my experience as part of a team that designed and implemented a distance-training course for English teachers in Romania. It begins with an overview of the training program. It outlines the importance of distance training for teachers in the Romanian educational system. Later, it focuses on the importance of developing self-assessment and self-evaluation skills as key elements of distance learning. In this paper, I propose some self-assessment techniques and activities based on theories of adult learning and on the specific features of the distance-training course I helped to develop. The final section of this paper evaluates the successes, failures and effectiveness of self-assessment techniques used, and I share the lessons I learned as a distance trainer.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development