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The Effect of Genre-based Instruction of Humorous Narrative Texts on EFL Learnersí Writing Performance [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2019; 3(5): 19-31 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2019.74946

The Effect of Genre-based Instruction of Humorous Narrative Texts on EFL Learnersí Writing Performance

Payman Rezvani
Department of Literature and Foreign Languages, Mahabad Azad University

This qusi-experimental study investigated the instructional efficacy of genre-based instruction along with humorous texts on Iranian EFL learners' writing performance.Out of 90 participants, 60 EFL male and female students at university level, with the age range of 19-28, based on a standard profeciency test, Preliminary English Test (PET), were selected and randomly assigned into the control and experimental groups. Each group contained 30 students for which a pre-test and post-test were administered. The teaching materials of narrative texts were prepared in a way to conform to the genere-based approach;however, to the experimental group, humorous texts were assigned. The results of the study, based on statistical analysis of One Way ANOVA, indicated that the genre-based+humorous texts methodology had significant effects on the EFL learners' writing performance. It revealed the fact that using genre-based instruction along with humorous texts might be benificial to the English langauge teaching pedagogy.

Keywords: genre-based instruction, narrative texts, writing performance, humorous texts, EFL.

Payman Rezvani. The Effect of Genre-based Instruction of Humorous Narrative Texts on EFL Learnersí Writing Performance. ALRJournal. 2019; 3(5): 19-31

Corresponding Author: Payman Rezvani, Iran
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