Enhancing foreign language competency using the cover, copy, compare technique: An exploratory evaluation

Stacy L. Carter, Chiu Yin Wong, Michael R. Mayton

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Abstract

This study is a novel utilization of the cover, copy, compare (CCC) technique for teaching a foreign language. In particular, this study examines the efficacy of CCC procedures for enhancing the acquisition of foreign language vocabulary for three 15-year-old students diagnosed with a learning disability in reading. Data were collected through an assessment of the accurate translation of three sets of Spanish words to their English equivalences. The results demonstrated that as the three participants became more fluent in utilizing the CCC procedures, their rate of foreign language vocabulary acquisition increased. The findings suggest that CCC may be a good self-instructional strategy for increasing acquisition of foreign language vocabulary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-116
Number of pages12
JournalEducation and Treatment of Children
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • Compare
  • Copy
  • Cover
  • Foreign language
  • Learning disability
  • Reading difficulty
  • Self-instructional strategy

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