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FOCUS ON FLUENCY

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Abish Jasso

on 14 January 2014

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FOCUS ON FLUENCY

"...a phenomenon that emerges naturally and therefore does not need to be explicitly taught."
Formulaic Sequences
-Collocations

-Phrasal verbs

-Idioms
Task Repetition
Students do not have to produce content from scratch
"All these strategies will contribute towards boosting their confidence and fostering their oral skills"
Not all students have access to unlimited contact with English
Tasks for developing
fluency
Suggested activity : Disappearing text
Suggested activity:

Find someone who... + A general goal
Pre-task Planning
Give students time to prepare what they are going to say
Setting time limits
Speeds up speech with less pausing
Suggested activity:
4/3/2 task

Consciousness-raising
tasks
Focused on fluency-related features:
-Formulaic sequences,
discourse markers, pauses
and hesitation
Suggested activity:

Audiotape conversations
Additional suggestions
- Surveys
- Videocalls
- Telephone conversations
- Face-to-face conversations
Diana Mazgutova
http://www.etprofessional.com
Issue 85
Are there any disadvantages on a fluency-oriented approach? if so, which ones?
Can we really separate the learning process into accuracy and fluency or is it something that constantly overlaps?
NATIVE-SPEAKER ENVIRONMENT
Accuracy
Fluency
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