Using online dictation exercises for improving comprehension of English reduced forms

Crawford, Michael J. and Son, Jeong-Bae (2009) Using online dictation exercises for improving comprehension of English reduced forms. In: Internet-based language learning: pedagogies and technologies. APACALL, Raleigh, NC, USA, pp. 75-92. ISBN 978-1-4452-4331-3

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Abstract

This study reports the results of a study in which English reduced forms (e.g., gonna, gotta) were taught to Japanese learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) using a dictation Web site. To date, research on reduced forms instruction via dictation has found positive results with paper-based exercises. The main goal of this study was to investigate whether similarly positive results could be obtained with online exercises. Three groups of students participated in the study, with one group using online exercises, one using paper-based exercises, and one serving as a control group with no instruction on reduced forms. The results showed that subjects in the online group demonstrated the greatest improvement in comprehension of the forms taught. Because of the difficulties inherent in comparing two or more instructional media, it cannot be concluded that online exercises are superior to paper-based. Nevertheless, the positive results obtained suggest that further research in this area is warranted.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 4. All Rights reserved c. 2009 by APACALL (Standard Copyright Licecnse). Print copies held in the USQ Library at call no. 418.00285 Lan.
Depositing User: Dr Jeong-Bae Son
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 05:32
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 23:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: online dictation exercises; english reduced forms; computer-assisted language learning
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6906

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