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نتایج جستجو برای speaking fluency

تعداد نتایج: 25180  
2011
Greta J. Gorsuch,

One challenge for many international teaching assistants (ITAs) is improving their spoken English fluency after arrival in the U.S.A. It may be argued that poor fluency, with its hallmarks of slow speech rate, false starts, and particularly pauses that violate phrasal boundaries, account for the failure of many ITAs to be certified by their institutions to teach undergraduate labs or classes. A...

Journal: :NeuroRehabilitation 2017
L Olabarrieta-Landa, D Rivera, L Lara, S Rute-Pérez, A Rodríguez-Lorenzana, J Galarza-Del-Angel, A I Peñalver Guia, R Ferrer-Cascales, J Velázquez-Cardoso, A I Campos Varillas, D Ramos-Usuga, B Chino-Vilca, M A Aguilar Uriarte, P Martín-Lobo, C García de la Cadena, B Postigo-Alonso, I Romero-García, B V Rabago Barajas, M J Irías Escher, J C Arango-Lasprilla,

OBJECTIVE To generate normative data for the phonological and semantic verbal fluency tests (VFT) in Spanish-speaking pediatric populations. METHOD The sample consisted of 4,373 healthy children from nine countries in Latin America (Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Puerto Rico) and Spain. Each participant was administered the VFT as part of a larger neuro...

2012
Daniel Bolaños, Patricia Elhazaz Walsh, Wayne H. Ward, Ronald A. Cole,

This article presents an approach to the automatic assessment of the oral reading fluency (ORF) of children in Spain who are learning to read English. We compared different acoustic modeling configurations and adaptation methods to determine the most accurate means of estimating reliable children’s oral reading fluency scores using the standard metric of words correct per minute (WCPM). We addr...

The activity of speaking is conducted spontaneously and there is not much time devoted to preplanning and arranging the utterances the speaker intends to deliver. Briefly defined, gambits and routines refer to the words and phrases that facilitate the flow of conversations. As such, one way to help learners acquire oral proficiency is to teach gambits that support the social skills emphasized. ...

Research on multiword clusters (chunks) is based on the assumption that native speakers use plenty of chunks in their everyday language and they are considered as fluent speakers of language. Therefore the present study was an attempt to investigate the impact of using chunks on speaking fluency of Iranian EFL learners. In the first phase of the study, the students of two intermediate classes s...

Bahador Sadeqi, Javad Sarvi,

The history of pedagogy and education shows that syllabus has always had a crucial role in the success of every course. Nowadays, the course designers allocate an especial room for learners’ needs which are continuously changing in an expanding world. This demands a new vision in education through cooperation with others via negotiation for syllabus. Although a great body of research has been c...

Arman Toni, Jaleh Hassaskhah, Parviz Birjandi,

This meta-analysis is an investigation into the impressibility of two dimensions of the speaking skill, namely accuracy and fluency, in relation to the experimented treatments among Iranian EFL undergraduates. Having surveyed a collected bank of 74 research reports, the relationships among the variables in the 14 included studies were examined. More specifically, the analysis involved a statist...

Speaking as an initial goal in language teaching and learning has relationships with many variables including listening, reading, writing, knowledge of vocabulary as well as grammar. The present study mainly aims at examining the relationship between translations and speaking fluency. For this purpose and following an experimental design, three groups of Iranian advanced EFL learners were...

Journal: :Collegium antropologicum 2011
Ninoslav Mimica, Danijela Zakić Milas, Svetislav Joka, Dubravka Kalinić, Vera Folnegović Smalc, John E Harrison,

The aim of this study is to determine the word frequency for all thirty letters of the Croatian alphabet and to collect normative data for the letter fluency task in Croatian speakers. Ninety two healthy participants were given each of the Croatian letters, and asked to generate as many words as possible in 60 seconds for each letter Results suggested that participants generated most frequently...

2016
Su-Mei Chen, Sumei Chen, Karla McGregor, Amanda Owen Van Horne, Bruce Tomblin,

Lexical organization in Mandarin-speaking children: insights from the semantic fluency task. ii To Hsusheng iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Before the completion of this project it was hard to imagine that it is even more difficult to write the acknowledgements than the thesis itself—so many people have been helping me out in different ways. This research project would not have been possible without the s...