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Taheri M, Rokni S J A. The Impact of Podcasting on Complexity, Accuracy and Fluency of EFL Learners’ Performance. MLSJ. 2017; 4 (1) :1-13
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Department of English Language Teaching, Shahrood Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrood, Iran & Department of English Language Teaching, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrood, Iran
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Speaking is one of the most important language skills, which is of great significance in EFL language learning, where students are required to prepare their lectures in well-organized spoken works. This study intended to examine the impact of podcast on complexity, accuracy and fluency in EFL language learners. Sixty students were selected to participate in the study. They were divided into two groups. The experimental group received treatment using podcast and traditional way of instruction was conducted in the control group class. Also, one pre-test was used to determine the learner’s level of speaking accuracy, fluency and complexity at the beginning of research period for each level. Interview pre-test was the instrument consisting of listening comprehension and speaking test. After carrying the treatment for eight sessions, the post-test was administered to both groups. The results of the post-test showed that podcasting technique was efficient in students’ speaking complexity, accuracy and fluency. Also, another research instrument used was a researcher-designed survey questionnaire. The obtained results of the questionnaire were positive and responsive. Most of the students showed their willingness to integrate podcasts into their English classroom. The results have some implications for teaching speaking in EFL context.
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Received: 2019/08/8 | Accepted: 2019/08/8 | Published: 2019/08/8

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