LEARNING SUPPORT FOR TENSE SELECTION OF ENGLISH COMPOSITION BY ASKING BACK QUESTIONS

Hiroki Hidaka, Yasuhiko Watanabe, Kenji Umemoto, Yuusuke Taniguchi, Yoshihiro Okada

Abstract

There are several differences between Japanese and English expressions, such as the usage of tenses. Japanese speakers generally use the past tense in Japanese sentences whether the past actions or events have some connection with the presents. Because of the usage of the past tense in Japanese, Japanese speakers often mistakenly use the past tense in English sentences when they should use the present perfect tense. In order to select suitable tenses in English sentences, Japanese speakers should pay attention to the presence of connection between the past and the present because they are not described clearly in Japanese sentences. 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, make them pay attention to the presence of connection between the past and the present, and help them to determine which tense is suitable, the past tense or the present perfect tense.

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Hidaka H., Watanabe Y., Umemoto K., Taniguchi Y. and Okada Y. (2012). LEARNING SUPPORT FOR TENSE SELECTION OF ENGLISH COMPOSITION BY ASKING BACK QUESTIONS . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-06-8, pages 170-174. DOI: 10.5220/0003918601700174


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu12,
author={Hiroki Hidaka and Yasuhiko Watanabe and Kenji Umemoto and Yuusuke Taniguchi and Yoshihiro Okada},
title={LEARNING SUPPORT FOR TENSE SELECTION OF ENGLISH COMPOSITION BY ASKING BACK QUESTIONS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2012},
pages={170-174},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003918601700174},
isbn={978-989-8565-06-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - LEARNING SUPPORT FOR TENSE SELECTION OF ENGLISH COMPOSITION BY ASKING BACK QUESTIONS
SN - 978-989-8565-06-8
AU - Hidaka H.
AU - Watanabe Y.
AU - Umemoto K.
AU - Taniguchi Y.
AU - Okada Y.
PY - 2012
SP - 170
EP - 174
DO - 10.5220/0003918601700174