The Effect of Fingerspelling/Hand Gestures on the Fossilized Errors of 4th-Year High School French Students
A frequent (mis)conception about the study of French is that it is a harder language to learn because of its system of pronunciation and spelling. The effect of using the kinesthetic strategy of fingerspelling to address this concern was investigated through a single subject design study that was replicated twice. Fingerspelling was introduced as a treatment to remedy the potentially fossilized spelling errors and poor auditory discrimination among fourth year French students, with a particular focus on discriminating the acute "e", grave "e" and unaccented "e" sounds and spellings. Dependent variables for this study were: number of errors on baseline probes, treatment probes and post-treatment probes. Probes were administered under two conditions: silent reading and hearing the text read aloud while silently reading along. Results show an improvement between baseline and treatment scores in two of the three subjects.
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