The Use of Consciousness-Raising Tasks in Learning and Teaching of Subject-Verb Agreement

Sirhajwan Idek, Lee Lai Fong, Gurnam Kaur Sidhu

Abstract


This study investigates the use of two types of Consciousness-Raising (CR) tasks in learning Subject-Verb Agreement (SVA). The sample consisted of 28 Form 2 students who were divided into two groups. Group 1 was assigned with Grammaticality Judgment (GJ) tasks and Group 2 received Sentence Production (SP) tasks for eight weeks. Learners were given a pretest before the treatment and a posttest once they completed the tasks. They were also required to answer questionnaires and some were interviewed. The findings show the two CR tasks promote SVA learning among students but SP tasks are descriptively better than GJ tasks in terms of gain scores.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/elt.v6n6p113

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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