Nadia Nouri


While most previous studies attribute academic achievement to external and internal motivation, the present study associates academic achievement to language proficiency of EFL learners. Students’ underachievement of summative tests might be explained with their lack of English language proficiency. Students may have some gaps in the language that have been accumulated since elementary or high school. These gaps become fossilized in students’ minds if not addressed properly. In this regard, this study presents a testing method that leads to a remedial teaching program at the undergraduate level of the English studies at the Moroccan EFL University.

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