Learning Strategies for Oral Communication

  • Huang X
  • Van Naerssen M
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Abstract

A report on several aspects of a research study designed to investigate the learning strategies in oral communication employed by Chinese Eng as a foreign lang (EFL) students in the People's Republic of China. Sixty graduating (fourth year) Eng majors in a tertiary level lang institute were given an oral test, as well as a learning strategies questionnaire. In order to obtain more in-depth information, interviews were done with the ten highest & nine lowest achievers on the oral communication test. The results support the critical role of functional practice in lang learning as previously suggested by E. Bialystok (see LLBA 16/1, 8200460). Reading practice also stood out as the most significant predictor of oral proficiency when examined along with speaking & listening practice. 1 Table, 17 References. Modified HA

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  • *English (en2)
  • *Learning Theories (le1)
  • *Oral Language (op2)
  • *Second Language
  • Learning (se3)

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  • Xiao-Hua Huang

  • Margaret Van Naerssen

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