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ERIC Number: EJ921029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1345-8353
Strategies Making Language Features Noticeable in English Language Teaching
Seong, Myeong-Hee
Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, v13 n1 p113-126 2009
The purpose of this study is to suggest effective strategies for the development of communicative ability in ELT (English Language Teaching) by investigating learners' perceptions on strategies making language features more noticeable. The assumption in the study is based on the idea of output-oriented focus on form instruction, supporting noticing function of output that attention, awareness, and consciousness form the cornerstone of the entire process of second language acquisition. The questionnaires comprised 12 questions related with the research questions on what strategies might be effective to noticing and matching for language learning. The findings showed that restatement, repetition, expansion, error correction, imitation, and translating Korean utterance into English were perceived the best strategies for getting notice regardless of English proficiency levels. However, discussion and command were perceived not effective for the learners with intermediate and lower English proficiency. A slow speech rate was the strategy which made the learners with lower English proficiency more attentive than those with higher English proficiency. (Contains 15 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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