Developing oral skills by combining fluency- with accuracy-focused tasks: A case study in China

| December 31, 2004
Title
Developing oral skills by combining fluency- with accuracy-focused tasks: A case study in China

Keywords: Second language acquisition: communication strategies: English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners: lexical problems: Faculty of Education, Monash University: allo-repetition in the EFL learners’ conversations: intonation pattern: cross-cultural conversations

Authors
Pedro Luis Luchini

Bio Data
Formerly, Shanghai Normal University. Currently, a professor at Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina

Abstract
This paper reports an evaluative case study in which the researcher working as facilitator, assessor and evaluator critically analyzed the value of his contribution to a Spoken English program offered at Shanghai Normal University in China. The subjects who participated in this research were 268 Chinese third-year college students pursuing different majors excluding English. In this study the data were systematically collated using a range of qualitative elicitation methods and the results obtained were interpreted and explored in depth. Finally, some avenues for further research were highlighted.

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Category: Quarterly Journal