Title: The Correlation Between Teaching Collocations & Lexical Bundles and the Improvement in the Writing Performance of Freshman Students
Stream: Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics (including ESL/TESL/TEFL)
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation
Sally Kondos, American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This presentation introduces the outcome of a study that investigated the impact of teaching collocation & lexical bundles on improving the writing quality of first-year students. The presenter will give a detailed account of the research methodology, theoretical framework, and the research methods implemented in the study. Many studies investigated the relationship between competence in vocabulary and L2 writing. Although studies indicate the importance of lexical knowledge in L2 writing, there is not enough research to confirm the correlation between specific vocabulary size and the quality of writing (Miralpiex & Muncoz, 2018). Additionally, there is a lack of research investigating the effect of teaching collocation & lexical bundles on enhancing Arabic-speaking students' language proficiency in the United Arab Emirates or the Middle East. The current study implemented collocation due to its vital role in producing more advanced sentence structure, yet it is challenging to master for L2 language learners correctly. Collocation is perceived as a continuum governed by some degree of restrictions. Lexical bundles refer to high-frequency combinations of words that frequently occur next to each other, whether in spoken or written text. Lexical bundles are incomplete grammatical structures, commonly formed by combining two noun phrases or a verb and a noun phrase or more phrases or clauses. The presenter will share the study results with the audience and the answers to the research questions.
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