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Effects of a Fluency-Based Intervention on Students’ Accuracy, Fluency, Motivation and Self-Confidence in English as an Additional Language
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of pedagogy.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7261-590X
2017 (English)In: JSM Communication Disorders, Vol. 01, no 1, 1004Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A large discrepancy between national exam results and final grades in English has been found in compulsory school in Sweden. Between 1.9% and 18.7%,depending on which school, of students receive a course grade that is different from their grade on the national exam. As a result, many students have not inreality reached the criteria for the passing grade. In this study a method of learning English as a second language through fluency-based tasks is used andthe effects on accuracy, fluency, self-esteem and motivation were studied. The participants were students in year one in college. The intervention had one partwhere the students told each other about various topics and another where they were encouraged to practice their writing skills by keeping a journal. Thestudents were assessed using an evaluation test, a questionnaire and a final test. The results showed an overall increase in accuracy, fluency, self-confidenceand motivation in the fluency-based task.

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San Diego: SciMedCentral , 2017. Vol. 01, no 1, 1004
Keyword [en]
Additional language, Intervention, Writing, Motivation
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Pedagogy
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences, Pedagogics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-66006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-66006DiVA: diva2:1118510
Available from: 2017-06-30 Created: 2017-06-30 Last updated: 2017-07-20Bibliographically approved

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