Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Lightnings of Intuition: A Protocol for University Students' Oral Discourse Appreciation

Pascual Pérez Paredes


As a spin-off to the process of compilation of the Spanish component of the The Louvain International Database of Spoken Language Interlanguage (LINDSEI) corpus, advanced learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at the University of Murcia have been given the chance to explore their own speaking output through a corpus-aided methodology. This paper presents a glimpse of the materials which have guided our students through the process of self-discovery of their own spoken discourse. Similarly, special attention is devoted to the leaning principles underlying our form-focused approach whose addressees are students of Lengua Inglesa III. Preliminary evidence in the form of face-to-face feedback about the reception of the protocol among the students who completed it suggests that form-focused attention facilitates noticing of often-unnoticed features of learner oral discourse.

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