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The Effects of Cognitively Complex Task on Fluency, Accuracy and Complexity of L2 Learners’ Written Performance
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Author : Monireh AZİMZADEH    
Printing Year : 2017
Number : Volume 5 Issue 3
Page : 518-528
DOI Number: : 10.18298/ijlet.1783
Cite : Monireh AZİMZADEH , (2017). The Effects of Cognitively Complex Task on Fluency, Accuracy and Complexity of L2 Learners’ Written Performance . International Journal of Languages' Education and Teaching, Volume 5 Issue 3, p. 518-528. Doi: 10.18298/ijlet.1783.
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Abstract

Cognitive complexity of task is one of the factors which influence L2 learners’ written performance. Although there have been a lot of studies in the field of task-based language teaching, a gap was discovered in the literature on the effects of cognitively complex task on L2 learners’ written performance. This pilot study was conducted to explore the effects of cognitive complexity of task on L2 learners’ written performance in the case of accuracy, complexity and fluency. This research was conducted by seven EFL students. In order to explore the effects of cognitively complex task on L2 learners’ written production, first participants were given a simple version of narrative task to write an essay. After one week the same participants were given complex version of the narrative task. Then the data was submitted to statistic means including one- way ANOVA. The results show that cognitively complex task improves fluency of participants of this study.


Keywords
Task-based Language Teaching, Task, Task Complexity

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