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An Empirical Study on the Strategies Adopted by EFL Learners to Learn Grammar through Concordances

  • Modern English Education
  • Abbr : MEESO
  • 2013, 14(3), pp.117-134
  • Publisher : The Modern English Education Society
  • Research Area : Humanities > English Language and Literature > English Language Teaching

Cai Jinbao 1 xiao Jing 2 lin ying 3

1Jiangxi University of Science and Technology
2Jingxi University of Science and Technology
3Gannan Normal University

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ABSTRACT

Studies on the use of electronic corpora1 in English language teaching and learning have mainly focused on their direct application to constructivist activities for learners,pattern induction and error-correction. This study, however, have investigated whether concordances2 will benefit learners with a lower level of English language proficiency. It has focused on the strategies that learners should adopt when they deal with concordances. This paper has been done with the goal of discovering what similarities and differences assisted among the concordancer3 and concordance strategies were employed by lower-intermediate level EFL learners, and also their reactions to this learning process. The objective of this study is to identify and report the processes and general trends, patterns, and strategies used by Chinese EFL learners, and try to recommend ways for them to use concordances effectively.

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