Explicit explanation of English verbs using a parser program:
Toward designing an effective language learning curriculum in EFL

by Toshiko Sakurai

Currently, the command of the English language seems to be a prerequisite before entering a business world because of the heavy communication traffic in English via the Internet. The Ministry of Education in Japan has decided not only to introduce English to elementary schools but also to ask some national technological colleges to offer courses in English. However, in the field of teaching English, no one effective teaching method has been found yet. In this paper, a method utilizing computer-based programs, especially a chart parser program, will be discussed. This method has been designed to help learners understand the rules of English to facilitate the acquisition of the language.

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