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The Impact of Pre-task Planning on the Fluency and Accuracy of Iranian EFL Learners’ Oral Performance

Authors
Journal
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
1877-0428
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
69
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.12.199
Keywords
  • Pre-Task Planning
  • Fluency
  • Accuracy
  • Decision-Making Task
  • Oral Performance
Disciplines
  • Design

Abstract

Abstract Task planning has attracted considerable attention from researchers during the last twenty years. Accordingly, the present study was designed to investigate the impact of pre-task planning (PTP) on the fluency and accuracy of 40 Iranian EFL learners at Islamic Azad University- Maragheh Branch. Performing the decision-making task, the experimental and control groups were provided with a 10-minute and zero-planning time before task performance respectively. To measure the participants’ oral performance, the collected data were transcribed and coded for the two dimensions of oral production- fluency and accuracy- based on the established criteria. Drawing on t-test analyses, unguided planners outperformed no-planners with respect to fluency; however, no significant difference was evident between the performances of the two groups in terms of accuracy.

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