A focus on purpose: using a genre approach in an EFL writing class

G. Myskow, K. Gordon
2009 ELT Journal  
This action-research project was carried out with 11 English intermediate students, majoring different careers. The project, which lasted six lessons plus independent work, aimed to help to improve formal letter writing skill by using blogs. Students created blogs, posted and selfcorrected their products and filled in a reflection log. Qualitative and quantitative data were gathered and trend analysis was implemented to evidence that it is possible to improve this skill by increasing motivation
more » ... for writing through the use of blogs, developing an autonomous learning behavior and self-correction routines. This research proved helpful for English as a foreign language (EFL) contexts and opens doors for further research about Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the classroom.
doi:10.1093/elt/ccp057 fatcat:6ilx3uq4zfdjzfs2mektdddade