LEARNING SUPPORT FOR ENGLISH COMPOSITION BY ASKING BACK QUESTIONS

Hiroki Hidaka, Yasuhiko Watanabe, Yoshihiro Okada

Abstract

There are several gaps between Japanese and English expressions, such as suppositive expressions. These gaps make it difficult for Japanese students to study English composition. For example, realizable possibilities are described clearly in English suppositive expressions, on the other hand, they are frequently omitted in Japanese suppositive expressions. As a result, when Japanese students translate Japanese suppositive expressions into English, they are often forced to reveal the realizable possibilities which are not described clearly in Japanese expressions. In this way, it is important to make students aware of realizable possibilities when they try to translate Japanese suppositive expressions into English. To solve this problem, in this paper, we propose a learning support method for English composition by using asking back questions. Our system asks users back and makes them aware of realizable possibility.

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in Harvard Style

Hidaka H., Watanabe Y. and Okada Y. (2009). LEARNING SUPPORT FOR ENGLISH COMPOSITION BY ASKING BACK QUESTIONS . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1, pages 367-370. DOI: 10.5220/0001845103670370


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu09,
author={Hiroki Hidaka and Yasuhiko Watanabe and Yoshihiro Okada},
title={LEARNING SUPPORT FOR ENGLISH COMPOSITION BY ASKING BACK QUESTIONS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2009},
pages={367-370},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001845103670370},
isbn={978-989-8111-82-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - LEARNING SUPPORT FOR ENGLISH COMPOSITION BY ASKING BACK QUESTIONS
SN - 978-989-8111-82-1
AU - Hidaka H.
AU - Watanabe Y.
AU - Okada Y.
PY - 2009
SP - 367
EP - 370
DO - 10.5220/0001845103670370