Journal article

Investigating group planning in preparation for oral presentations in an EFL class in Vietnam

TA Tuan, S Neomy

RELC Journal | Published : 2007


Research on pre-task planning has shown that planning has beneficial effects on learners' subsequent language output. However, to date most of this research has focused on solitary rather than group planning. Furthermore, very few studies have investigated what actually happens during the planning time. This study, conducted in an EFL class in Vietnam, investigated the nature and impact of group planning on learners' subsequent individual oral presentations. The learners (n=17) worked in small groups preparing for oral presentations. At the end of the planning session, two learners from each group were randomly selected to give presentations. All group work and individual presentations were ..

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