The Effects of Input Enhancement Techniques on ESP Learners' Microgenetic Development of Conjunction Production
Keywords:Microgenetic Method, Input Enhancement Techniques, ESP Learners, Conjunction Recognition
Microgenetic design or microgenetic method is a scientific method in which the same setting is studied repeatedly in order to
observe possible changes in details. Reviewing the current literature, one can conclude that microgenetic methods have
positive effects of learning in general and language learning in particular. The main objective of the current study was to
investigate the possible effects of implementing input enhancement techniques using microgenetic methods, on Iranian ESP
learners' conjunction production. To this end, a number of 40 Iranian ESP learners were participated in the study. During the
four-week period of the current study, the participants received the instructions and treatment, two sessions a week and each
session lasted for an hour. After administering the pre-test before the instruction, using input enhancement techniques, a
number of the conjunctions were presented and taught to the learners in the first session. The data were collected after
instructional sessions during the first, third, fifth, and seventh weeks through paragraphs focusing on conjunction production
written by the participants. The results indicated that, in the course of time, input enhancement techniques using microgenetic
methods, significantly affect Iranian ESP learners' conjunction production.
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