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Boers, Frank – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
In the 4/3/2 activity learners deliver the same talk three times under increasing time pressure. The activity is intended first and foremost to foster fluency, but accuracy and complexity have also been said to benefit from this activity. The present study investigates whether immediate repetition of monologues under increasing time pressure…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Boers, Frank; Lindstromberg, Seth; Webb, Stuart – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2014
Previous research has furnished evidence that alliterative expressions (e.g. "a slippery slope") are comparatively memorable for second language learners, at least when these expressions are attended to as decontextualized items (Lindstromberg and Boers, 2008a; Boers et al., 2012). The present study investigates whether alliteration…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Phrase Structure, Literary Devices
Boers, Frank; Lindstromberg, Seth; Eyckmans, June – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
Lindstromberg and Boers (2008a, 2008b) have reported experiments with adult learners of English which revealed a comparative mnemonic advantage afforded by word combinations that display sound patterns such as alliteration ("green grass") and assonance ("home phone"). These findings are relevant for TESOL, given the fact that English phraseology…
Descriptors: Auditory Stimuli, Mnemonics, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods