Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Education, Management Science and Economics

An Empirical Study on a Corpus-based Model of Teaching Second Language Writing for English Majors

Authors
Jie Xia
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Jie Xia
Available Online December 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemse-16.2016.66How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Corpus-based, teaching model, second language writing
Abstract
This study constructs a corpus-based model of second language teaching for English majors, applying corpus techniques and resources to the teaching of English writing. A comparative empirical study lasting 16 weeks was conducted to testify the efficiency of the new model. Results show that after a 16-week corpus-based instruction the experimental group outperformed the control group in score. In terms of the writing proficiency, the experimental group has made obvious progress in accuracy and complexity of writing while the control group hasn't displayed obvious improvement. Questionnaire and interview are also employed to examine the efficiency of the new model. It is concluded that the new model is conducive to the improvement of second language writing as well as the fostering of autonomous learning ability.
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Proceedings
2016 International Conference on Education, Management Science and Economics
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-275-6
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemse-16.2016.66How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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