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Effects of Pre-Task Instruction and Task Complexity on Oral Production in Learners of Japanese as a Second Language
creator
Taniguchi, Miho
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Education
abstract
The present study investigated the effects of task complexity and pre-task instruction on oral production by intermediate learners of Japanese. Previous studies have reported that task complexity affects L2 learners· performance. The relationship between increased complexity and aspects of oral production such as complexity, accuracy, and fluency of speech. has not been fully investigated. Further, some studies have found that providing pre-task instruction enhances the quality of production. However, its effects vary, depending on the specificity and focus of instruction, and few studies have investigated how pre-task instruction affects learners of languages other than English. Accordingly, the present study examined the effects of pre-task instruction and task complexity in intermediate learners of Japanese. Fourteen Chinese learners of Japanese enrolled in four private language schools in Japan were shown two sets of cartoons, one representing a simple story and the other a complex one. They were subsequently asked to relate the stories. In the first story-telling task, the subjects were given ten minutes to plan the task without any guidance. In the second task, they received instruction on how to plan the task in that time. Their oral production was recorded and analyzed in terms of complexity, accuracy, and fluency. The results showed that the pre-task instruction negatively affected complexity, accuracy, and fluency, although one of the two measures of complexity was not affected by the instruction. Also, increased task complexity did not result in improved oral production. These results suggest that the task employed in the present study may have been too difficult for the learners to receive any advantage through instruction.
journal title
Bulletin of the Department of Teaching Japanese as a Second Language, Hiroshima University
issue
Issue 25
start page
37
end page
44
date of issued
2015-03-25
publisher
広島大学大学院教育学研究科日本語教育学講座
issn
1347-7226
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language
jpn
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
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rights
Copyright (c) 2015 広島大学大学院教育学研究科日本語教育学講座
department
Graduate School of Education
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