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Title: Oral communication problems and strategies of Japanese university EFL learners : a descriptive study using retrospective verbal reports
Author: Sato, Yoko
ISNI:       0000 0001 3553 5492
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2008
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This study investigates the oral communication problems and strategies of Japanese university EFL learners, using the retrospective verbal report technique. Thirty-two students, roughly at an intermediate level of English proficiency, participated in the study. Interaction data were elicited through video-recorded one-to-one face-to-face coral proficiency interviews, each between a learner and a NS interlocutor-assessor. The video-recording was then used as a prompt in the subsequent retrospective verbal report sessions, in which the participants verbalised their mental experiences about communication problems and strategies during the interaction.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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