ERIC Number: EJ1046163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Combining Isolated and Integrated Form-Focused Instruction: Effects on Productive Skills
Barrot, Jessie S.
Language, Culture and Curriculum, v27 n3 p278-293 2014
Previous studies revealed that isolated and integrated form-focused instruction (FFI) are two effective means of improving language proficiency of students, separately. However, few empirical studies have explored their complementarity in the context of English as a second language. This study, therefore, investigates the effects of combining isolated and integrated FFI on the speaking and writing skills of second language (L2) learners at the tertiary level in the Philippines. Forty-one college students were divided into two groups: Group A received both the isolated and integrated FFI, while Group B received the standard English programme for college freshmen. Findings suggest that students who received the combined isolated and integrated FFI have significantly improved in their productive skills and have outperformed the students from the control group.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Control Groups, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Writing Skills, Oral Language, College Freshmen, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Language Tests, Pretests Posttests, Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines