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ERIC Number: EJ1052125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
The Quantity and Quality of Language Practice in Typical Interactive Pair/Group Tasks
Collins, Laura; White, Joanna
TESL Canada Journal, v31 spec iss 8 p47-67 2014
This article reports on a study examining the language practice opportunities that occurred during a range of paired and small group interactive tasks in an intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) class of francophone Grade 6 students. The analysis focussed on the opportunities the tasks provided for the use of two complex and challenging forms (the simple past and the possessive determiners his/her) by these learners. We examined both the quantity and the quality of the contexts for the two target forms within the tasks, and whether particular task types or task features were associated with more or richer practice for the forms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
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