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ERIC Number: EJ777251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0272-2631
Evaluating the Relative Effectiveness of Structured-Input and Output-Based Instruction in Foreign Language Learning: Results from an Experimental Study
Erlam, Rosemary
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, v25 n4 p559-582 Dec 2003
This paper reviews studies that have contrasted the effectiveness of structured-input instruction with output-based instruction. It then presents results from a study comparing the relative effects of structured-input and output-based instruction on students' ability to comprehend and produce direct object pronouns in second language French. Three classes of students (N = 70) were assigned to three groups: structured-input instruction, output-based instruction, and control. Students were assessed on listening comprehension, reading comprehension, written production, and oral production tasks. All but one of these language measures required a pressured response. Overall, the results showed greater gains for the output-based instruction group.
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Language: English
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