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ERIC Number: EJ803951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0346-251X
The Effectiveness of Two Comprehensible-Input Approaches to Foreign Language Instruction at the Intermediate Level
Rodrigo, Victoria; Krashen, Stephen; Gribbons, Barry
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, v32 n1 p53-60 Mar 2004
Fourth semester students of Spanish as a foreign language at the university level in the US participated in two kinds of comprehensible-input based instruction, an extensive reading class that combined assigned and self-selected reading, and a "Reading-Discussion" class that consisted of assigned reading, debates and discussions. Students in both classes outperformed those in a traditionally taught class on a check-list vocabulary test and on a grammar test. The Reading-Discussion group outperformed the Traditional students on a cloze test (P=0.105), but there was no difference between Traditional and Reading students on the cloze. The results confirm the efficacy of comprehensible-input based pedagogy at the intermediate level. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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