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ERIC Number: EJ998508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0346-251X
Production of Routines in L2 English: Effect of Proficiency and Study-Abroad Experience
Taguchi, Naoko
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, v41 n1 p109-121 Mar 2013
This preliminary study examined the effect of proficiency and study abroad experience on L2 learners' ability to produce routines. Participants were 64 Japanese students in an English-medium university in Japan. They were divided into three groups: Group 1 had lower proficiency with no study abroad experience, Group 2 had higher proficiency but no study abroad experience, and Group 3 had higher proficiency with study abroad experience. They completed an oral discourse completion test involving four situations that elicited routines. Participants' performance was evaluated based on three aspects: appropriateness (rated by native speakers), planning time, and speech rate. Results revealed a significant effect of proficiency combined with study abroad experience on all three aspects. (Contains 9 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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Identifiers - Location: Japan