Language Skills College & University Education Research-Oriented Short Presentation

Effects of Form-Focused Instruction on L2 Speaking Development

Sun, Nov 14, 10:45-11:10 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 11

This study examined the effects of form-focused instruction on the development of grammatical accuracy in speaking production over time. Approximately 100 Japanese university students did a weekly cartoon narration task in English for seven weeks. Participants were divided into one comparison and two experimental groups where experimental group participants received grammar interventions before speaking narrations. Three participants were chosen from each group and the trajectory of changes in their grammatical accuracy were examined.