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Memorization And Improvisation: A Comparison Of Two Strategies In The Oral Acquisition Of English As A Second Language, Wen-Chung Liu Jan 2006

Memorization And Improvisation: A Comparison Of Two Strategies In The Oral Acquisition Of English As A Second Language, Wen-Chung Liu

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The purpose of this research is to investigate the effects of two teaching strategies, memorization and improvisation, on ESL (English as a second language) students' oral proficiency and how they perceived the strategies and the activities used in the classroom. Participants were 16-year-old nursing students in a Taiwan medical college. They had learned English for at least three and a half years before joining the study, but most of their previous learning was focused on reading and writing. They were divided into three groups, experiencing a memorization strategy, an improvisation strategy, and a strategy combining memorization and improvisation respectively. Data ...