The Design of Tests with Multiple Choice Questions Automatically Generated from Essays in a Learner Corpus

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Olga Vinogradova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Nikita Login

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: December 13, 2017

Abstract

Learner corpora have great potential as sources of educational material. If a corpus contains annotations of mistakes in student works, it can be of use for the recognition and analysis of the most common error patterns. The error-annotation system of the learner corpus REALEC makes it possible to automatically generate different types of test questions and thus form exercises from the corpus data. This paper describes the creation of an automatic multiple-choice generator which works with the specific types of the student errors annotated in the texts of examination essays.

Keywords: learner corpus; computer-assisted language learning; multiple choice questions; English as a second language; corpus methods in language teaching

JEL Classification: Z19

Suggested Citation

Vinogradova, Olga and Login, Nikita, The Design of Tests with Multiple Choice Questions Automatically Generated from Essays in a Learner Corpus (December 13, 2017). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 60/LNG/2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3087215 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3087215

Olga Vinogradova (Contact Author)

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Nikita Login

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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