Writing Fluency Achievement through Computer Concept-Mapping Strategy Conjoining Partial Persian Word Translation

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 PhD student in TEFL, Department of English Language Teaching, Malayer Branch, Islamic Azad University, Malayer, Iran

2 Assistant Professor in TEFL, Department of English Language Teaching, Malayer Branch, Islamic Azad University, Malayer, Iran

Abstract

From educational spectrum, challenges in finding conducive ways for English writing have remained weighty. Thus, this report focuses on using computer concept mapping with partial word Persian equivalent in the graphs on facilitating writing fluency as a contributing factor. It was thought teach- ing writing suchlike leads to remembering more data and writing more fluently. To the researchers, EFL learners generally lack sufficient motivation in writing as they perceive as a complicated or bor- ing subject and come across difficulties during learning it. This strategy was adopted compared to tra- ditional teaching method. A prior and after treatment evaluation and normal group design was used. The study participants were 50 intermediate EFL students equally halved into experiential and control members. The experimental treatment group practiced writing using computer concept-maps but their counterparts were taught ordinarily. Statistical analyses by using SPSS statistical software were run. One-way ANOVA test and independent-samples t-test were adopted in data analysis. The overall findings arisen manifested that teaching writing with the use of computer concept maps was signifi- cantly much influential than conventional teaching approach.

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