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ERIC Number: EJ979922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1345-8353
Exploring the Impact of Parallel Teaching on General Language Proficiency of EFL Learners
Aliakbari, Mohammad; Bazyar, Abdonour
Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, v16 n1 p55-71 2012
Over the past few decades co-teaching has attracted due attention for enhancing learning process in educational systems. Drawing on the concept of "parallel model", the present study attempted to examine the extent to which this approach can affect general language proficiency of EFL learners. To this end, through a quasi-experimental study, a group of 32 second-grade students studying English in junior high school were assigned into a Control Group (CG) and an Experimental Group (EG) according to their pre-test performance. Parallel teaching by co-instructors was implanted in EG context, while for the CG the instruction was delivered by a single teacher. The results of the post-test administration revealed that difference in instruction approaches did not result in a significant difference in the subjects' performance. Further investigation made it clear that before any attempt in its implementation, learners need to be educated and culturally prepared to benefit from such an approach. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran