Developing English Writing Material for EFL SNS Users
Published Book Title: SNS English Posing Style Book
Songhee Park (International Graduate School of English, Seoul)
at The MATSDA/University of Liverpool Conference: Authenticity and Materials Development for Language Learning, June 2016
The number of SNS users has enormously been growing, and SNS use is affecting English education and EFL learners. Despite such tremendous SNS influences on SLA learners, there is not much information or materials concerning the application of SNS for English learning and teaching. This paper aims to i) review previous studies back up the materials with stronger theoretical foundation ii) evaluate the existing relevant materials currently on the domestic market iii) develop materials that reflect material evaluation results. Findings from the market research clearly demonstrate the need for SNS writing materials targeting Korean English language learners. Based on the theoretical background and the results of the needs analyses, the book 'SNS English Posting Style Book ' was developed and published. The material includes sample chapters containing various types of tasks in authentic contexts on SNS.