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ERIC Number: EJ781227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
A Framework for Goal-Driven Pair Drills
Saito, Hidetoshi
ELT Journal, v62 n1 p56-65 Jan 2008
This paper proposes a framework for goal-driven pair drills. What distinguishes these drills from ordinary controlled drills lies in the motivating characteristics such as clear goals, outcomes, and communicativeness. With these features present, goal-driven pair drills encourage learners to process multiple layers of language skill aspects. A brief review of the relevant theoretical and empirical literature underpins the rationale for this framework. Three sample activities are introduced along with the results of learner surveys. High school students who experienced these drills showed positive attitudes more than university students did. They also identified some benefits and challenges in these drills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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