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ERIC Number: EJ803865
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0346-251X
The Effectiveness of Explicit Attention to Form in Language Learning
Radwan, Adel Abu
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, v33 n1 p69-87 Mar 2005
This paper explores the facilitative effects of various types of attention-drawing instructional conditions (explicit and implicit) on the acquisition of English dative alternation. Specifically, the study addresses: (a) whether differences in the degree of explicitness manipulated in various instructional conditions differently affect the learning of the target feature; (b) whether differences in the degree of explicitness in which the target feature is presented differently affect the level of awareness developed during the treatment; and (c) whether the level of awareness developed by learners during the treatment sessions correlates positively with their subsequent learning of the target feature. Results of the study show that: (a) students who received explicit instruction outperformed those exposed to implicit instruction; and (b) a higher level of awareness correlates positively with language development. (Contains 3 figures and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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