TOWARDS DESIGNING A COMPUTER APPLICATION FOR ENGLISH SIMPLE SENTENCES ANALYSIS: PEDAGOGICAL APPLICATION

F. Khelout

URSL & CRSTDLA (ALGERIA)
We suggest in this paper to describe the computer application we have designed to help learners analyze the English simple sentences and practice on them by trying to get their corresponding forms (i.e. affirmative or interrogative, active or passive, positive or negative, present or past, ordinary or perfective, progressive or non-progressive). This application, which can be used in a self-learning process by the learner with or without the help of the teacher, provides to the learner an automated analysis of the tense form he has freely chosen to enter and a practice on it. Thus, three functions using an algorithm based on a formal description of the English tense forms are proposed (namely: ‘Analyse’, ‘Get all its corresponding forms’ and ‘Practice’). We have, nonetheless to underline the fact that this application can only be used as an additional help because it focuses only on the form and we know that language mastery lies beyond this single aspect.