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Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching by Jeff Stanford

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Activity 6: Using a chat session transcript to analyze grammar errors

Aim: Help students analyze language errors generated by an online chat

Moodle modules: Chat plus optional use of Wiki and Forum

Extra programs: Optional use of word processor or Audacity

Ease of setup: *

This activity is similar to Chapter 3, Vocabulary Activities, Activity 7. The key difference is that we are reviewing grammar errors rather than vocabulary errors. For the final analysis you might find it useful to add a middle column which uses symbols to indicate what the grammar mistake relates to. For example:

T

tense

WO

word order

Prep

preposition

Sp

spelling

Punc

punctuation

This is what Step 1b of Chapter 3, Vocabulary Activities, Activity 7 might look like ...

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