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The European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences

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Foreign Language Education and Dynamics of Foreign Language Competence

Abstract

The aim of the current research study was to examine the dynamics of foreign language competence as applied in a programme designed for foreign language competence development in an academic environment. The programme, named The Linguistic Intervention Programme, represented a variety of active social learning techniques, self-regulated learning and a set of specific foreign language teaching strategies. One hundred and three university students participated in the research experiment. The research method utilized a foreign language proficiency test to serve as the appropriate tool to study the effects of the LIP techniques on the sample. The findings reveal that the result of the LIP in foreign language competence does not depend on the selection of foreign languages, meaning that the LIP is efficacious no matter what language is used in application of the techniques.

Keywords: Linguistic Intervention Programmeforeign language education; foreign language competence active social learningself-regulated learning

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Published online: 30.08.2016
Pages: 198-210
Publisher: Future Academy
In: Volume 17, Issue 3
DOI: 10.15405/ejsbs.192
Online ISSN: 2301-2218
Article Type: Original Research
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