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ERIC Number: EJ1087995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2331-186X
Photomontage: A New Task to Change Speaking into Talking Classrooms
Hassaskhah, Jaleh; Asli, Shohreh Rahimizadeh
Cogent Education, v2 n1 Article 1125333 2015
This study introduces photomontage as a task to facilitate talking in English as a Foreign Language classrooms. Thirty-three undergraduate English major students studying at the University of Guilan were assigned to design a composite photographic image by combining images from separate photographic sources, and use it as the stimulus to initiate talking in class. Students' talks based on their own self-generated photomontage and their peers' feedback in all classes were video recorded and the transcription was coded for words, syllables, T-units, content and function words. This transcription was used as the basis for analyzing the change in learners' oral repertoire prior to, and after the experiment with regard to three areas of complexity, accuracy and fluency (CAF triad). The results of repeated measures analysis of variance and also paired samples t-test showed that photomontage had appealing potentials for fluency and accuracy but not for complexity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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