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ERIC Number: EJ1126221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0008-4506
Preparing an L2 Role-Play: How Students Manage L2 Deficits
Edstrom, Anne
Canadian Modern Language Review, v69 n3 p274-297 Aug 2013
There is considerable variation in the implementation of role-play activities in second language (L2)/foreign language (FL) classroom settings, and little information is available about how students actually manage them, particularly with regards to overcoming their L2 deficits. This study examines the preparation of role-plays by university students in an intermediate Spanish class. When confronted with challenging aspects of the L2, they employed a variety of strategies, such as asking classmates, consulting reference materials, and modifying their original ideas to manage the task. This analysis of students' strategy use provides insights into how teachers might implement role-play activities more effectively into second and foreign language classes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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