George D. Greenia (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Director of the Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.
Computers and Teaching Composition in a Foreign Language
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1992 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 25, Issue 1, pages 33–46, February 1992
How to Cite
Greenia, G. D. (1992), Computers and Teaching Composition in a Foreign Language. Foreign Language Annals, 25: 33–46. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1992.tb00510.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT New technologies for word processing provide incentives for changing the way writing is understood and taught in the foreign language classroom. Special hardware and software are expensive, however, and training faculty and students to use them is daunting. This article shows how any ordinary text editing program such as WordPerfect and a small number of computers can become the platform for a higher volume of student production, a greater variety of writing assignments in the second language and easier grading and writing management on the part of the teacher.