ENHANCING WRITING THROUGH ELECTRONIC MATERIAL. Jennie Bautista Moreno Carlos Sifuentes Rodriguez Melisa Valdez Slazar Susana Barrientos Roel Iram Rodriguez Ordoñez. Electronic M aterials.
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Jennie Bautista Moreno
Carlos Sifuentes Rodriguez
Melisa Valdez Slazar
Susana Barrientos Roel
These multimedia elements can becombined in variousways and can appearautomaticallyorbeaccessedbythereadermaking a deliberateselection.
L2 readerstendtogive more attentiontolower-levelskillssuch as soundingoutwords, therebydecreasingtheircapacitytofocusonmeaning.
Chapelle (1998) suggeststhatanimportantprincipleforelectronicmaterialsdevelopersderivedfromsecondlanguageacquisition (SLA) theoryis ¨input enhancement¨ throughthehighlighting of salientlanguagefeatures.
Computers can alsobeusedtoprovidethe more intentional, intensivevocabularypracticeneededby L2 learners.
Findingwebsites, aproppriatetothelanguagelevel and age of thestudentsisnotstraightforward.
Itisnotonly in receiving of feedbackthatthelearnerbenefitsfromsuchiteraction, itisalsotheparticipation in theinteractionitself.