publication . Article . 2014

Skill-specificity of language practice and transferability of language skills: The case of listening and speaking

Majid Farshid; Azizollah Dabaghi; Mansoor Tavakoli;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2014 Journal: World Journal on Educational Technology (issn: 1309-1506, eissn: 1309-0348, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Science Park Research Organization and Counselling LTD
Abstract
The study of skill acquisition is of great importance in cognitive psychology. One aspect of skill acquisition research is whether practice in SLA is skill-specific or not. To date, research done has not led to either unanimous rejection or acceptance of the theory. This article is an attempt to examine this question in an EFL context where L2 learners have limited or no access to target language data outside the classroom. More specifically, it tries to see whether listening and speaking in an EFL context necessitate their own specific practice or not. Based on a post-test only design, 16 male, beginner Iranian EFL learners received input-based instruction for ...
Subjects
free text keywords: input-based instruction, listening skills, speaking skill, skill-specificity of language practice, Education, L, Special aspects of education, LC8-6691
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