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Korea Journal of English Language and Linguistics - Vol. 19 , No. 4

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Korea Journal of English Language and Linguistics - Vol. 19, No. 4, pp.736-754
Abbreviation: KASELL
ISSN: 1598-1398 (Print)
Print publication date 31 Dec 2019
Received 10 Nov 2019 Revised 11 Dec 2019 Accepted 19 Dec 2019

형태 초점 과제의 반복과 협력이 하위 수준 대학생의 문법 학습에 미치는 영향
조혜경* ; 이진화**
*제1저자, 중앙대학교
**교신저자, 중앙대학교

Effects of form-focused task repetitions and collaboration on low-level EFL college students’ form learning
Jo, Hye-Kyoung* ; Jin-Hwa Lee**


The study investigated the effects of form-focused task repetitions and pair work on low-level Korean college students’ task performance and English present perfect acquisition. Forty students performed a text-editing task three times either individually (n = 22) or in pairs (n = 18). The two groups’ performances were compared in terms of how many errors they found and accurately corrected and how these numbers changed along with task repetition. In addition, the students’ knowledge of English present perfect was measured before and after task repetitions. The effects of task repetitions were confirmed in both task performance and form acquisition. Both groups could find and correct more errors as they repeated the task. Furthermore, they showed significant gains in the posttest of present perfect. In contrast, the effects of collaboration were not born out in this study. There was no significant difference between the groups in task performance and form acquisition. However, a significant correlation was found between individual learners’ participation in pair work and gains in the posttest. This indicates that it is not the pair work itself but the members’ participation that affects L2 form acquisition.

Keywords: form-focused tasks, text-editing tasks, task repetitions, collaboration, pair work

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조혜경(Jo, Hye-Kyoung), 대학원생(Graduate Student)중앙대학교 영어교육과(Dept. of English Education, Chung-Ang University)서울시 동작구 흑석로 84(84 Heukseok-ro Dongjak-gu, Seoul, Korea)Email:

이진화(Lee, Jin-Hwa), 교수(Professor)중앙대학교 영어교육과(Dept. of English Education, Chung-Ang University)서울시 동작구 흑석로 84(84 Heukseok-ro Dongjak-gu, Seoul, Korea)Tel: 02-820-5400Email: