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Exploring EFL fluency in Asia, Edited by Theron Muller [et al.], (electronic book)

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Exploring EFL fluency in Asia
Title
Exploring EFL fluency in Asia
Statement of responsibility
Edited by Theron Muller [et al.]
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In EFL contexts, an absence of chances to develop fluency in the language classroom can lead to marked limitations in English proficiency. This volume explores fluency development from a number of different perspectives, investigating measurements and classroom strategies for promoting its development.
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UK-WkNB
Dewey number
428.0071059
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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1977-
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  • Muller, Theron
  • Adamson, John
  • Brown, Philip Shigeo
  • Herder, Steven
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  • Language and languages
  • Second language acquisition
  • Fluency (Language learning)
Summary expansion
While individual teachers interpret fluency differently, most working in EFL agree that it has a considerable influence on the success or failure of students' language learning. In EFL contexts, the absence of fluency-based practice opportunities can lead to low self-confidence, low language learning motivation, and limitations in learners' productive skills. This volume explores fluency in all fours skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening) and through a number of different perspectives to build upon existing research and to expand the fluency discussion to include consideration of classroom strategies for fluency development in EFL contexts. The definition of fluency as a trait of speaking is expanded to encompass all four language skills in an effort to illustrate its importance to all aspects of language learning. This volume includes a mixture of literature review chapters outlining the research paradigm for ongoing fluency research and empirical investigations into fluency development and measurement in the EFL classroom, making it relevant to both researchers and practitioners of EFL
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Exploring EFL fluency in Asia, Edited by Theron Muller [et al.], (electronic book)
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Contents
An Introduction to Exploring EFL Fluency in Asia-- Theron Muller and Philip Shigeo Brown PART I: FLUENCY IN CURRICULUM 1. Developing Fluency-- I. S. P. Nation 2. Employing a Fluency-Based Approach to Teach the TOEFL iBT: An Action Research Project-- Steven Herder and Gregory Sholdt 3. Scaffolding Participating, Agencing Friending and Fluencing-- Tim Murphey 4. Fluency through Attitude Change-- Andrew Finch 5. A Lexicogrammatical Approach to Fluency-- Jason Peppard PART II: SPEAKING FLUENCY 6. Addressing Spoken Fluency in the Classroom-- Steven Kirk 7. An Exploration of Effective Teaching Approaches for Enhancing the Oral Fluency of EFL Students-- Sakae Onoda 8. The Influence of Intentional Reasoning on EFL Fluency Using Tasks-- Tomohito Ishikawa PART III: WRITING FLUENCY 9. Implementing and Evaluating Free Writing in a Japanese EFL Classroom-- Theron Muller 10. Assessing Fluency: A Framework for Spoken and Written Output-- Sue Fraser 11. Recent Developments in Writing Fluency Measurement-- Muhammad M. M. Abdel Latif PART IV: READING FLUENCY 12. Building Fluency with Extensive Reading-- Rob Waring 13. Extensive Reading and Students' Academic Achievement: A case study-- Mu He 14. Improving Reading Fluency: An Investigation into Timed Reading-- Andrew Atkins 15. Improving Fluency in EFL Reading Comprehension in Adolescents with Learning Difficulties-- Carol Goldfus PART V: LISTENING FLUENCY 16. Developing Listening Fluency in Asian EFL Settings-- Michael Rost 17. How Can We Enhance EFL Learners' Listening Fluency? Teaching Connected Speech to Japanese University Students Using Songs-- Junko Matsuzaki Carreira 18. Does Autonomous Listening Increase Fluency?-- Ya-Chin Tsai
Control code
9781137449405
Extent
354 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137449399
Other physical details
14 figures, 39.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Exploring EFL fluency in Asia, Edited by Theron Muller [et al.], (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
An Introduction to Exploring EFL Fluency in Asia-- Theron Muller and Philip Shigeo Brown PART I: FLUENCY IN CURRICULUM 1. Developing Fluency-- I. S. P. Nation 2. Employing a Fluency-Based Approach to Teach the TOEFL iBT: An Action Research Project-- Steven Herder and Gregory Sholdt 3. Scaffolding Participating, Agencing Friending and Fluencing-- Tim Murphey 4. Fluency through Attitude Change-- Andrew Finch 5. A Lexicogrammatical Approach to Fluency-- Jason Peppard PART II: SPEAKING FLUENCY 6. Addressing Spoken Fluency in the Classroom-- Steven Kirk 7. An Exploration of Effective Teaching Approaches for Enhancing the Oral Fluency of EFL Students-- Sakae Onoda 8. The Influence of Intentional Reasoning on EFL Fluency Using Tasks-- Tomohito Ishikawa PART III: WRITING FLUENCY 9. Implementing and Evaluating Free Writing in a Japanese EFL Classroom-- Theron Muller 10. Assessing Fluency: A Framework for Spoken and Written Output-- Sue Fraser 11. Recent Developments in Writing Fluency Measurement-- Muhammad M. M. Abdel Latif PART IV: READING FLUENCY 12. Building Fluency with Extensive Reading-- Rob Waring 13. Extensive Reading and Students' Academic Achievement: A case study-- Mu He 14. Improving Reading Fluency: An Investigation into Timed Reading-- Andrew Atkins 15. Improving Fluency in EFL Reading Comprehension in Adolescents with Learning Difficulties-- Carol Goldfus PART V: LISTENING FLUENCY 16. Developing Listening Fluency in Asian EFL Settings-- Michael Rost 17. How Can We Enhance EFL Learners' Listening Fluency? Teaching Connected Speech to Japanese University Students Using Songs-- Junko Matsuzaki Carreira 18. Does Autonomous Listening Increase Fluency?-- Ya-Chin Tsai
Control code
9781137449405
Extent
354 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137449399
Other physical details
14 figures, 39.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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