S-Space College of Education (사범대학) Korean Language Education Research Institute (국어교육연구소) 국어교육연구 (The Education of Korean Language) 국어교육연구 Volume 25/26 (2010)
Developing Web-Based Multimedia Tools to Evaluate Sociolinguistic Proficiency in Learners of Korean as a Second Language
- Fouser, Robert J.
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 국어교육연구소
- 국어교육연구, Vol.25, pp. 3-29
- sociolinguistic proficiency; interlanguage pragmatics; learner awareness; DCT(Discourse Completion Task); Web-based Multimedia DCT; Moodle
- 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.