The impact of applying the FonF practice model on developing L2 listening and speaking with a focus on intentional and incidental vocabulary acquisition in CALL context

Akbar Bahari

Abstract

Drawing on dynamic systems theory, FonF practice model was contextualized with respect to its impact on L2 learners’ incidental and intentional vocabulary acquisition in CALL context. To this end, a mixed methods approach was conducted on a sample of 93 intermediate EFL learners in CALL setting in keeping with the FonF practice model. Comparing incidental and intentional acquisition was the target of the study. The obtained results confirmed the effectiveness of the FonF practice model via form-, meaning-, and communication-oriented strategies to develop listening and speaking proficiency as well as incidental and intentional vocabulary acquisition among the experimental group. The main educational implication of the study is the effectiveness of FonF practice model at recruiting the potential behind CALL affordances towards developing listening-speaking proficiency and developing intentional and incidental vocabulary while catering for nonlinear dynamic motivational factors at individual L2 learner level.

 


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Dynamic Systems Theory (DST); nonlinear dynamic motivation (NDM); intentional vocabulary acquisition; incidental vocabulary acquisition; CALL

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