Year 2017, Volume 6 , Issue 4, Pages 322 - 336 2017-12-30

Perceptions of EFL learners towards a ‘word hunting’ experience in oral communication skills course

Burçak YILMAZ YAKIŞIK [1] , Özge DİŞLİ [2]

This study aims at investigating language learners’ perceptions regarding the ‘word hunting’ experience through which learners have been exposed to a wide range of authentic resources with formulaic chunks as a requirement for oral communication skills course.  Data were collected through reflection reports before and after the intervention. Participants were selected randomly among the students who took Oral Communication Skills course at the Department of English Language Teaching. The collected data were analyzed through content analysis approach on N.Vivo 10.0 The themes that emerged during content analysis were utilized to draw conclusions about students’ attitudes and beliefs. Findings generally indicate that most of the learners had positive attitudes towards the use of formulaic language and its effect on their speaking skills. It is also concluded that students gained awareness about the use and the significance of formulaic language and about the effect of lexical practices on their further language studies.   

vocabulary teaching, lexical syllabus, formulaic sequences
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Journal Section ELT Research Journal

Author: Burçak YILMAZ YAKIŞIK (Primary Author)

Author: Özge DİŞLİ


Application Date : December 1, 2017
Acceptance Date : June 21, 2021
Publication Date : December 30, 2017

APA Yılmaz Yakışık, B , Dişli, Ö . (2017). Perceptions of EFL learners towards a ‘word hunting’ experience in oral communication skills course . ELT Research Journal , 6 (4) , 322-336 . Retrieved from