An Empirical Study on a Corpus-based Model of Teaching Second Language Writing for English Majors
Available Online December 2016.
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- Corpus-based, teaching model, second language writing
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Jie Xia PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - An Empirical Study on a Corpus-based Model of Teaching Second Language Writing for English Majors BT - 2016 International Conference on Education, Management Science and Economics PB - Atlantis Press SP - 265 EP - 267 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icemse-16.2016.66 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icemse-16.2016.66 ID - Xia2016/12 ER -