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research on French students of Art History's essays

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Joseph Rezeau (Joseph.Rezeau)
Tue, 03 Mar 1998 11:57:02 +0100


Dear colleagues,

I teach English for Specific Purposes to 1st and 2nd year Art History
students in a university in the West of France. My students' level in
English is variable, but I have found out that teaching them English
lessons closely related to their major subject keeps them motivated.

Within the framework of my current research on "pedagogic mediation in a
multimedia environment", I am experimenting various schemes to help my
students improve their written English.

The aim of my experiment is to use a number of language statistics packages
in order to find out exactly HOW the English-speaking writers would correct
/ enhance / etc. my students' original writings, and, eventually, how I can
make my students aware of such enhancements so they could make progress in
their written English...

If enough volunteers come forward, it would mean a very small workload on
each and everyone.
Ideally, I am looking for art teachers (either at upper secondary school
level, students aged 15-20 OR at university, college, etc.) who would hand
out the essays I would send them to their own students, and let me have the
"corrected versions" back.
Hopefully, this first exchange might even lead to personal contacts between
the art teachers and myself or/and between our respective students, either
through e-mail or otherwise.

Thanks in advance!

joseph.rezeau
For samples of my students' essays, go to:
http://www.uhb.fr/~rezeau_j/essays.htm
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Joseph Rezeau - Departement d'anglais - Universite Rennes 2
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