This research represents a year-long longitudinal study into the affects of communication strategy instruction on Japanese EFL learners’ linguistic proficiency. The paper replicates research carried out by Nakatani (2005) and aims to equip learners with the linguistic and problem-solving skills to overcome linguistic barriers. The findings indicate clearly that influence of prominent socio-cultural factors have to be considered in order to maximize the full effectiveness of CS strategy use.
Christian Burrows, International Pacific University, Japan
Stream: Language Learning
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