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ERIC Number: ED460639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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EFL Composition Evaluations by Native EFL and Japanese EFL Instructors.
Fujita, Mariko; Sakamoto, Masako
JACET Bulletin, v29 p137-154 1998
This study compared the writing evaluations performed by native English speakers and native Japanese speakers who teach writing in English as a foreign language (EFL) in Japan. Subjects were 32 Japanese and 32 native English-speaking EFL instructors, divided into 2 mixed groups of equal size and proportion. One group evaluated an authentic composition by a Japanese university student, written in a Japanese rhetorical pattern and modified for the study's purpose; the second group evaluated a composition written by one of the researchers and based on a North American rhetorical pattern. It was found that: (1) both groups rated the composition based on an American rhetorical pattern higher than that written on a Japanese rhetorical pattern; (2) for both groups, organization was the most pervasive assessment criterion; (3) grammatical errors did not influence either group in assessing compositions; and (4) several teachers had totally different perceptions of the compositions. Both compositions are appended. (Contains 22 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan