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ERIC Number: EJ1174053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
On the Role of Media Input in the Learning of Formulaic Sequences by EFL Learners
Koç, Didem Koban; Koç, Serdar Engin
TESL Canada Journal, v34 n3 p93-110 2017
This study examined the role of media on the learning of formulaic sequences (FSs) by advanced English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners (n = 40) enrolled in an English Language Teaching (ELT) program at a government university in Turkey. The learners were divided into experimental and control groups. The instrument involved clips from two American television series. Over the course of 3 weeks, the learners in the experimental group received training in 30 FSs through watching the video clips. The control group learned the FSs through training only. In order to determine the extent to which learners learned and retained the FSs, the learners in both groups were given both a posttest and a delayed posttest. Independent-samples t-tests were conducted to compare the two groups with respect to the learning and retention of FSs. The results showed that the experimental group had significantly higher rates of retention of FSs. Several pedagogical considerations regarding the teaching of FSs to English as a second language (ESL) and EFL learners are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Turkey (Ankara)
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