The Effects of Input and Output during Interaction: A Diary Study of an Adult Learning Korean as a Second Language

Abstract

This study investigated how comprehensible input is received and how output facilitates second language acquisition (SLA) through a dairy study of an adult learning Korean in Korea. The subject of the study was the researcher who was a learner of Korean as a second language. The researcher travelled and stayed in Korea for two months and wrote a learning diary every day, specifically focusing on how comprehensible input occurred and how output helped her in the language learning process. Results showed that input was received in different ways as the participant's proficiency level increased. In addition, output served as a learning tool for the participant during meaningful interaction. The findings of the study can assist classroom language teachers in developing instructional strategies that will provide learners with opportunities to receive comprehensible input and produce output similar to those that they would encounter in the target language environment.



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Chiu-Yin Wong, Monmouth University, United States

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Conference: ACE2013
Stream: Education

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