Improving Turkish EFL Learners⿿ Writing Accuracy: Effects of Written Languaging and Languaging Type

Maide Yılmaz
2016 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Languaging" is "the use of language to mediate cognitively demanding/complex activities" (Swain, 2010, p.565). Many research studies have been conducted on the effects of languaging on language learning since its introduction to the literature by Swain. This study, which is a replication of Suzuki's (2012) , also aims at finding the extent of Turkish EFL learners' engagement in written languaging and the effects of it on improvement in accuracy. The participants (17) wrote paragraphs and
more » ... d direct feedback. Then, they engaged in languaging and immediate revisions. The results demonstrated that participants mostly focused on grammarbased languaging and improved their writing accuracy significantly.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.10.057 fatcat:3ovxcoidonh6zbg6pscxcap6wq