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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 7, No. 2 (2011) open journal systems 


Busuu.com vs. Lang-8: Evaluating the acquisition of the writing skills

Nicolás Pino James, University of Warwick, UK


Abstract
This report seeks to critically evaluate and compare the websites Busuu.com (www.busuu.com) and Lang-8 (www.lang-8.com) with the aim of unveiling how they operate as Internet-based distance learning providers in the acquisition of writing skills. This task will be performed under diverse sections whereby the major features, potential advantages and setbacks will be briefly exposed with special focus of attention on Lang-8. Additionally, examples of their application will be given as means of further understanding of the websites. Finally, an overall conclusion will set out the hypothesis for this report.


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