THE ROLE OF PARAPHRASING IN PROMOTING SPEAKING ABILITIES OF TURKISH EFL STUDENTS

ELKILIÇ, Gencer and HAN, Turgay and SALTAŞ, Doğan (2009) THE ROLE OF PARAPHRASING IN PROMOTING SPEAKING ABILITIES OF TURKISH EFL STUDENTS. In: 1st International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 9-10, 2009, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Abstract

Promoting speaking skills is one of the most challenging tasks among EFL Turkish students, as it requires not only vocabulary and grammatical knowledge, but also enough amount of cultural information about the target language and correct sound formation. However, especially for the foreign language situation, it isn’t that easy to catch up with enough proficiency in Turkey if the environment isn’t a touristic place. This study, therefore, suggests that speaking skills of EFL learners can be promoted tremendously if the learners are given certain paraphrasing tasks in accordance with their language levels. To this end, 28 intermediate level students (10 males and 18 females) attending regularly to Kafkas University in Kars, Turkey, participated in this study. An oral pretest was given to the participants before starting the study. Throughout the study period the participants were given intermediate level short texts and were wanted to paraphrase them. At the end of the study the participants were given an oral test . According to the result of the study there was a significant difference between pre and posttest.(p=,01.). However, no difference was observed between males and females related to pretest and posttest.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Promoting Speaking, paraphrasing, Turkish EFL students, Kafkas University.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Users 4 not found.
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2012 10:19
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 15:15
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/657

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