ERIC Number: ED453675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
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Training Language Learners To Be Active in Conversation.
The main purpose of this study is to determine whether a class addressing language learner passivity in conversations with native speakers will lead students to take a more active role. The thesis aims to determine if earlier research by Long and Holmen showing that language learners are passive in conversation with native speakers of English. It also aims to determine if a 4-week course of awareness activities and communicative practice can make language learners less passive in conversations with native speakers. It is concluded that language learners are more passive in conversation with native speakers of English and that a four week course designed to alleviate the problem is effective. (Contains 48 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Note: Master of Arts Thesis, Portland State University.