Compensatory Strategies and Iranian Intermediate EFL Learners’ Speaking Fluency: Focusing on Self-Repetition and Comprehension Check Strategies

 Author(s): Ehsan Namaziandost; Ava Imani

Abstract: This study aimed to seek the effects of self-repetition and comprehension check strategies on Iranian EFL learners’ speaking fluency. To this end, the researcher gave the OQPT to 140 Iranian students to determine their level of English proficiency. The researcher selected 90 intermediate students and divided them non-randomly into two experimental groups; Self-Repetition group (n=30) and Comprehension Check group (n=30). Then, both groups were pretested. After that, the researcher put the participants of both groups in two Compensatory Strategies. Each experimental classroom was taught through a specific compensatory strategy. On the other hand, the control group received traditional activities in learning speaking fluency. This procedure continued till the last session. At the end of the study, a posttest was conducted. The results of one-way ANOVA revealed that both experimental groups had better performance on their post-test compared to their pre-test. The results showed that there was not a significant difference between the performances of the experimental groups on the post-test. 

Keywords:  Compensatory strategies, Speaking fluency, Self-Repetition strategy, Comprehension check strategy  
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