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Does intensive explicit grammar instruction make all the difference?

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This paper investigates the effect of explicit grammar instruction on grammatical knowledge and writing proficiency in first-year students of French at a UK university. Previous research suggests that explicit grammar instruction results in gains in explicit knowledge and its application in specific grammar-related tasks, but there is less evidence that it results in gains in production tasks. A cohort of 12 students received a course in French grammar immediately prior to their university st...

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10.1191/1362168806lr197oa

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Education
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Journal:
LANGUAGE TEACHING RESEARCH
Volume:
10
Issue:
3
Pages:
297-327
Publication date:
2006-07-05
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EISSN:
1477-0954
ISSN:
1362-1688
URN:
uuid:c023b6e3-830d-4468-9733-079b2e78a7d6
Source identifiers:
131901
Local pid:
pubs:131901
Language:
English

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