Can Using a Discussion-board Enhance Writing Practice for EAP/ESL Students?

  title={Can Using a Discussion-board Enhance Writing Practice for EAP/ESL Students?},
  author={Fang Li and Yingqin Liu},
  journal={Theory and Practice in Language Studies},
This paper presents a case study from English for Academic Purpose II ESL class at a small public university in southwest Oklahoma, USA. The study explores the usefulness of using computer-assisted technology such as a discussion-board to improve ESL teaching and learning. The study set up two hypotheses: 1) Using a discussion board as a course platform can enhance reading and writing practice for EAP students, and 2) using a discussion board as a course platform can help EAP students receive… Expand

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