A study conducted in German post-DESI EFL classrooms
5. PPP and SCLTs put to the test – the main study
The main study was conducted to evaluate and compare the impact the two teaching approaches of PPP and the implementation of socio-cultural learning tasks have on students’ development of Past Tenses and Reported Speech grammatical language awareness. The development of students’ grammatical language awareness performance served as a touchstone or indicator of the effectiveness of the two teaching approaches mentioned above. Given this purpose, research questions arose which read as follows:
1. Will the implementation of SCLTs affect treatment group students’ implicit and explicit Reported Speech and Past Tenses language awareness development from pre- to post-test, and if so, in what way?