Becka Barker University of Calgary 603.02 L02 Spring 2010 Part 3
• results may not represent how ELLs use English in online social contexts ‘in the wild’ POSSIBLE FOLLOW-UP : content analysis comparing English use online in a class-based context vs. purely social context
• defining social context of language use is problematic; platform design is not culturally-neutral POSSIBLE FOLLOW-UP : comparing interaction on Korean-based sites (eg. Naver Blog, Daum Café, Cyworld) vs. Western-based sites (such as those explored here).
• TOEIC score ability may not be the best indicator of L2 communicative skill prior to testing period. POSSIBLE FOLLOW-UP : comparing pre- and post-test TOEIC scores to see whether online social communication in L2 helps boost TOEIC performance
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