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Developing Web-Based Multimedia Tools to Evaluate Sociolinguistic Proficiency in Learners of Korean as a Second Language

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Authors
Fouser, Robert J.
Issue Date
2010
Publisher
서울대학교 국어교육연구소
Citation
국어교육연구, Vol.25, pp. 3-29
Keywords
sociolinguistic proficiencyinterlanguage pragmaticslearner awarenessDCT(Discourse Completion Task)Web-based Multimedia DCTMoodle
Abstract
This paper examines the first stage of development of Web-based tools to evaluate sociolinguistic proficiency in intermediate learners of Korean as a second language. Sociolinguistic proficiency in this paper is defined as “the ability to use language appropriately to the social context.” The tools were integrated in Moodle, a Web-based C MS(Course Management System). The tools consisted of four parts : 1) a pre-activity questionnaire on experience learning and using Korean from a sociolinguistic perspective; 2) a DCT activity consisting of five situations; 3) a writing activity consisting of two situations; and 4) a short post-activity questionnaire on the tools. For the DCT activity, were asked to write both parts of a two-or three-person dialogue and a photograph was given as visual stimulation. BBS comment boards in which participants to could post questions anonymously were included and responsed to Parts 2 and 3 allowed for feedback. These features that can be used for mentoring. The tools were tested in a small-scale pilot study and testing will continue on an ongoing basis before the materials will be used for sociolinguistic proficiency evaluation and research.
ISSN
1227-8823
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/92253
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