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|Other Titles:||On-Line English News Resource System: A Teaching/Learning Aid for News Media English Classes|
Department of English, NTNU
This paper introduces an on-line resource system for news media English classes. Researchers have in recent years stressed the potential of concordancing with smaller and more specialized corpora in ESP. Prompted by the increasing attention to smaller corpora and the scarcity of well-organized aids for the teaching and leaming of news media English, an on-line English news resource system was devised. The system incorporates an on-line copus of news stories, aconcordancer, word frequency statistics, and links to free on-line dictionaries. To illustrate the potential benefits of the system, a prototype of the system was built. A small corpus of English news was created using headlines and leads of news stories collected from major on-line news media. A detailed discussion is made on the major functions and potential benefits of the system in two areas-( 1) leaming keywords in the news, and (2) improving ski1ls in reading English news. Several screenshots of the prototype accompany the discussion. Two examples of classroom activities and studentfeedback after using the system are presented in the final section. The authors conclude that when adequately developed, the system would be a valuable aid to both instructors and students of news media English.
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