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ERIC Number: ED542279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 50
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
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The Effectiveness of a Suggested Program Based on Combining the Direct and the Indirect Strategies on Developing the EFL Al-Azhr Secondary School Students' Strategic Competence Skills
Elshirbini Abdel-fattah Al-Ashrii, Ismail Ibrahim
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This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of using a suggested program based on integrating the direct and indirect approaches on developing Strategic Competence skills of EFL secondary school students. The study adopted the experimental design. One group was an experimental group (using the suggested program) and another group worked as the control group (using the traditional method). The sample of the study contained (60) first year secondary school students in Satamooni institute for girls. They were randomly assigned to experimental group (N = 30) and control group (N = 30). Subjects of the experimental group were instructed by the present researcher using the suggested program based on integration between the direct and indirect approaches, whereas, the control group subjects received the regular EFL curriculum. Both groups were presented pre and post speaking test. The present study included a speaking skills test, prepared by the researcher, and based on a Strategic competence components required for secondary school students. The researcher prepared a program based on the integration of the two approaches. Findings of the study revealed that students' strategic competence improved as a result of using the program based on integrating the direct and indirect approaches of teaching conversation. Results of the present study showed that the suggested program based on combining the direct and the indirect Strategies improved students' speaking skills and strategic competence. Thus, it was observed that the students who were the sample of the study enjoyed the conversations. Finally, the study carried important implications and suggestions for further research. Appended are: (1) A speaking test for first year secondary school students; (2) Strategic competence skills; (3) Names of the jury members of the conversation skills test & the conversion skills list. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt