How to Talk to Myself: Optimal Implementation for Developing Fluency in EFL Speaking Through Soliloquizing

貢獻的翻譯標題: 如何 (練習) 與自己對話: 利用 Soliloquizing 提升外語學習者口語流利度之最佳操作環境

Shang En Huang, Yeu Ting Liu*


研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審


“Soliloquizing” refers to the self-talk practice of a language learner through verbalizing thoughts using their target language. Through years of research, scholars have maintained that soliloquizing has the potential to promote language learners’ oral fluency in unscripted speech; nevertheless, empirical validation of soliloquizing has yet to be confirmed. The aims of the current study were two-fold: (1) to empirically establish the pedagogical efficacy of soliloquizing for promoting fluency in unscripted speech and to explore the most desirable implementation setting for this practice; and 2) to delve into second-language (L2) learners’ perceived attitudes towards and experience of soliloquizing. A total of 28 EFL college students with CEFR B1 English proficiency participated in a 4-week soliloquizing treatment under four conditions, i.e., [+ / − time pressure] × [+ / − restriction of fillers]. This L2 learners’ fluency, gleaned from the measure of pruned speech rate, was analyzed using paired sample t-tests and two-way ANOVA, while their attitudes were further investigated using questionnaires and interviews. This study showed that soliloquizing significantly enhanced EFL learners’ speaking fluency and attitude, and that an optimal soliloquizing setting was the one implemented with increasing time constraint. Based on the obtained quantitative and qualitative findings, desirable soliloquizing implementation settings are discussed.

貢獻的翻譯標題如何 (練習) 與自己對話: 利用 Soliloquizing 提升外語學習者口語流利度之最佳操作環境
頁(從 - 到)145-169
期刊English Teaching and Learning
出版狀態已發佈 - 2023 6月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 教育
  • 語言和語言學


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