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ERIC Number: EJ1171669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2154-6282
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The Use of the 3/2/1 Technique to Foster Students' Speaking Fluency
Molina, Mireya; Briesmaster, Mark
i.e.: inquiry in education, v9 n2 Article 8 2017
For learners of English as a foreign language (EFL), fluency is one of the most difficult aspects to develop within the speaking skills. The Chilean teaching context has witnessed a gradual shift from the traditional grammar-translation approach to a more communicative one, thereby making it necessary to discover new strategies to develop students' speaking skills. This action research was conducted in a technical university in Chile, and it investigated how the use of the 3/2/1 technique influenced students' speaking fluency. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected for analysis. The results of the study indicate that after the implementation of the 3/2/1 technique, there was a small improvement in the students' speech in terms of words per minute (WPM) and pauses made. The majority of the participants found this technique useful for their development of fluency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile
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