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ERIC Number: EJ1147392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
The Effect of Conversation Engagement on L2 Learning Opportunities
Chen, Wenxue
ELT Journal, v71 n3 p329-340 Jul 2017
This article reviews patterns of interaction (i.e. learner role relationships) in peer communicative tasks, and uses data collected from different tasks to explain what happens in peer interaction and its impact on the learning opportunities interlocutors create for each other. It proposes that, with L2 peer interaction gaining popularity in language classrooms, an in-depth understanding is needed of how learners relate to each other in paired dialogues to jointly build new knowledge. In particular, the view that learners will naturally collaborate with each other to complete tasks is challenged. Consequently, based on the discussion of previous studies and data from the present study, implications and suggestions for organizing effective peer interaction activities are explored.
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Language: English
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