While individual teachers interpret fluency differently, most working in EFL agree that it has a considerable influence on the success or failure of students' language learning. In EFL contexts, the absence of fluency-based practice opportunities can lead to low self-confidence, low language learning motivation, and limitations in learners' productive skills. This volume explores fluency in all fours skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening) and through a number of different perspectives to build upon existing research and to expand the fluency discussion to include consideration of classroom strategies for fluency development in EFL contexts. The definition of fluency as a trait of speaking is expanded to encompass all four language skills in an effort to illustrate its importance to all aspects of language learning. This volume includes a mixture of literature review chapters outlining the research paradigm for ongoing fluency research and empirical investigations into fluency development and measurement in the EFL classroom, making it relevant to both researchers and practitioners of EFL.TOEFLAr iBT tips: How to prepare for the TOEFL iBT. Retrieved from: http://www. ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/pdf/TOEFL_Tips.pdf. ETS. (2012). About the TOEFL iBTAr test. ... 17a30). Oxford: Macmillan. 3 Scaffolding Participating, Agencinganbsp;...
|Title||:||Exploring EFL Fluency in Asia|
|Author||:||Theron Muller, John Adamson, Philip Shigeo Brown, Steven Herder|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-10-05|