How to use the published book: teaching implications of SNS English Posting Style Book
Hyeonju Park (International Graduate School of English, Seoul)
at The MATSDA/University of Liverpool Conference: Authenticity and Materials Development for Language Learning, June 2016
Published Book Title: SNS English Posing Style Book
Mobile Assisted Language Leaning, MALL has been featured as 'portability, social interactivity, context sensitivity, connectivity, individuality, and immediacy'. Mobile learning in SLA will be undoubtedly increasing, however, there is not much of learning and teaching materials available at hand. SNS English Posting Style Book was developed and published in Korean market in order to meet the needs of Korean SNS users who want to communicate in English on SNS. The book is designed for both self-access materials and classroom use, and the book is carefully designed to enable learners to naturally learn the skills of how to write English postings by using authentic language input. To enhance the credibility of the published book, multiple methods were employed to collect information about learners’ needs, teachers’ perceptions about learning material, and classroom applications in the post-evaluation stage. The result of post-evaluation has led the authors to develop teacher's guide to meet the needs of learners and teachers. The findings from the process of developing materials will be discussed in this presentation.