ESL learning through writing pattern: Development of a web-based planning and writing supporting system for ESL learner

Jungtaek Lim, Frank Biocca

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Abstract

This paper describes how "WPT tools", a web-based planning and writing supporting system, help English Second Language (ESL) learners planning and writing. This study consists of three stages. At the First stage, the difficulty of writing for L1 (Native Language) and L2 (Foreign Language) and the importance of planning were analyzed using related research. At the second part, pros and cons of the Concordancer, which is the sentence example providing system, was analyzed and the pros were applied to the WPT tools. Third, WPT tools design and development are explained. Especially, writing pattern template module, the WPT tools unique function, is explained. If students define the sentence property (e.g., example, explanation, etc.) or add main keywords at the outline process, then the writing pattern template module suggests the writing pattern and examples that fit the property in the writing process. The positive implications of WPT tools for the ESL learner will be measured next round.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTopic 2. IDCTA
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages641-645
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9788988678695
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event8th International Conference on Information Science and Digital Content Technology, ICIDT 2012 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jun 26 2012Jun 28 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - ICIDT 2012, 8th International Conference on Information Science and Digital Content Technology
Volume3

Other

Other8th International Conference on Information Science and Digital Content Technology, ICIDT 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period6/26/126/28/12

Keywords

  • ESL writing
  • WPT tools
  • Writing pattern
  • e-learning application
  • planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Software

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    Lim, J., & Biocca, F. (2012). ESL learning through writing pattern: Development of a web-based planning and writing supporting system for ESL learner. In Topic 2. IDCTA (pp. 641-645). [6269352] (Proceedings - ICIDT 2012, 8th International Conference on Information Science and Digital Content Technology; Vol. 3). IEEE Computer Society.