Assessing coherence through cloze-based and free summaries: a study of adult EFL learners

Mukhopadhyay, Lina (2017) Assessing coherence through cloze-based and free summaries: a study of adult EFL learners. Language and language teaching, 6 (1). pp. 14-18. ISSN 2277-307X

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Abstract

In EFL/ESL classes, writing takes centre stage. The syllabus includes genres such as descriptive, narrative and argumentative texts, and interpersonal communication based texts such as letters, emails, notes and memos. While each text type has its own set of structural and linguistic features, at the heart of every composition lies text coherence. However, very often learners seem to struggle with this sub-skill of writing. In this paper, I will look at tasks that can be used to teach and assess ESL/EFL learners' knowledge of coherence in writing.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Second Language Acquisition, SLA, interlanguage
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > Language and Language Teaching
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2018 15:32
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2018 15:32
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1064
Publisher URL: http://azimpremjifoundation.org/foundation-publica...

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