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ERIC Number: ED564243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
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Pedagogical Values of Mobile-Assisted Task-Based Activities to Enhance Speaking Skill
Mohammadi, Mojtaba; Safdari, Nastaran
Research-publishing.net, Paper presented at the 2015 EUROCALL Conference (22nd, Padova, Italy, Aug 26-29, 2015)
The purpose of the present study was to examine the impact of online mobile-assisted task-based activities on improving Iranian intermediate English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' speaking skills. To achieve the purpose of the study, 90 intermediate language learners were selected ranging between 13 to 16 years old and divided into three interactive, non-interactive, and conventional groups. The interactive and non-interactive groups conducted online task-based speaking activities via WeChat mobile application. In the interactive group, the students were encouraged to interact among themselves on the topics from their course book. The non-interactive group experienced the same condition except that they were only supposed to have learner-teacher interactions with no interaction among peers. The conventional group followed the same task-based speaking activities within the class period but with the absence of technology. Data were collected administering the speaking section of Cambridge Preliminary English Test as pre- and post-tests. The results revealed that learners in the interactive group outperformed those in the face-to-face group regarding their speaking skills. [For full proceedings, see ED564162.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran