Assist. Prof. Adem Soruç from Sakarya University will give a talk titled "Comparing the Effectiveness of Processing Instruction and Production-Based Instruction on L2 Grammar Learning: The Role of Explicit Information" on June 21, 2018.

Assist. Prof. Adem Soruç
Sakarya University

Talk title: Comparing the Effectiveness of Processing Instruction and Production-Based Instruction on L2 Grammar Learning: The Role of Explicit Information
Date/Time: 21 June 2018
14:30-15:30
Place: EF 506

 

Abstract

This talk discusses the results of the two studies which investigated the effectiveness
of VanPatten’s thirty-year model of processing instruction (PI) on L2 morphological
processing, specifically comparing the instructional model to production-based
instruction (PBI). In addition, the studies to be reported examined whether explicit
grammatical information (EI) mediates the effectiveness of PI or PBI. A total of 194
Turkish EFL students were randomly assigned to one of the four experimental
groups—PI+EI (N = 28), PI-EI (N = 32), PBI+EI (N = 32), PBI-EI (N = 36)—and a
control group (N = 16) and then completed interpretation and production tasks. The
results demonstrated that (a) the PI–EI group and PBI–EI group performed equally
well on both interpretation and production tasks; (b) when EI was a factor, however,
the PI+EI group performed significantly better than the PBI+EI group on the
interpretation task, while both groups showed equally improved performance on the
production task. That is, EI mediated for the greater effectiveness of PI than PBI on
the interpretation task; (c) no significant differences were found between the PI+EI or
–EI groups, and the PBI+EI or –EI groups. Pedagogical implications of these findings
are discussed, and suggestions made for future research.
Thursday, June 21, 2018