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ID : 309
Original submission :
Title : Managing CALL based, timed, extensive writing tasks for writing fluency using Moodle and Google Documents
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

Most EFL writing training is intensive, with a focus on accuracy, editing and style. Timed extensive writing, on the other hand, has a focus on fluency, quantity and variety. Students write a lot, in a variety of genres, about a multitude of topics in order to quickly express their ideas the best they can. Timed extensive writing emphasizes communication of ideas and the completion of a large number of shorter writing tasks, usually from five to thirty minutes each. 


Since timed extensive writing moves away from the traditional emphasis on accuracy, editing and grading, traditional teacher, student and institutional attitudes towards EFL writing have to change in order to make the approach successful. Teachers, in particular, have to solve the problem of managing, giving feedback and evaluating many more EFL writing tasks than in a traditional program. CALL offers a variety of ways of solving this problem. 


This presentation will review approaches to timed extensive writing and describe ways that Moodle and Google documents can be used to manage extensive writing programs. Participants will be encouraged to test, download and share EFL writing instructional materials from the presenter’s website.

Keywords : timed extensive writing, Moodle, EFL writing
Conference theme : Application of technology to the language classroom
Presentation times :
Main presenter : Mr. Robert (Bob) Gettings
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Affiliation : Hokusei Gakuen University (Sapporo, JAPAN)
Email address : bgettings@mac.com
Biography :

Bob Gettings has been working with Japanese junior college English majors since 1992.

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Date added : Monday, 11 February 2019, 9:53 PM
Date modified : Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 2:12 PM
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 256-P
Schedule day : Aug 9th (Fri)
Schedule time : 16: 20 - 16: 45
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : C301
Schedule room seats : 80 seats
Schedule audience :