Building a Bridge Between Input Enhancement and Output: an Empirical Evidence in L2 French Classroom
The paper examines the efficacy of combined input enhancement and output on the acquisition of French past tenses “passé compose” and “imparfait” by adult university learners. Specifically, the study addresses whether enhanced input along with producing output would promote attention and noticing of grammatical forms in the target language and affect learning of these forms. Findings reveal that learners who were exposed to enhanced input-output condition outperformed those exposed to unenhanced input and no output, and showed sigificant gains in the recall grammar post-test. Based on the findings of this present study, pedagogical implications and recommendations will be offered.
Keywords- Input enhancement, Output hypothesis, Attention and noticing, L2 Production