Conversations Basic 1
Each conversation is accompanied by an analysis to give a quick evaluative summation of the students’ performance along with a recommendation of how the students could do better. Various patterns of fluency and dysfluency might be cited if the issue is relevant to the video / transcript.
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Naoyuki and Syuhei
This discussion, though it may not be apparent from just watching the video, is somewhat unbalanced, with Shuhei dominating the discussion, having 472 words compared to Naoyuki’s 229. The participants are engaged, as there is only 5.8% silence, and MLRs is average, 9.2, for Shuhei, but Kure’s is fairly low, 5.0. Shuhei does have a high level of repetition 29 as compared to Naoyuki’s 10 occurrences. There is a high level of meaningless syllables for both participants.
Nanase and Yuki
This first same-sex session is interesting in that there were no cross-talk pausing. The discussion had only 23.3 seconds of silence which is a mere 4.1%. Fluency rates for both females was 109.8 for Yuki as compared to Nanase’s 74.3 who also had 355 words, almost 150 more than Yuki’s. There were more minimal responses. The two seemed to enjoy talking. Recommendations would be for both to focus on larger replies.
Nanase and Shuhei
One of the strengths is of this dialogue is that the participants have established a good rapport—a great deal of laughter is to be noted. Cross talk pausing is moderately high, but it was notable that Nanase’s amount of silence was only 5.7 as compared to Shuhei’s 19.5 seconds. Fluency for both participants is high but could be improved with fewer repetitions. Shuhei has 482 words compared to Nanase’s 379, and the male has a MLR of 14.0 syllables as compared to the female’s 8.7
Shuhei and Yuki
This discussion is interesting with very little cross-talk pausing (3.5 seconds) and tends to be smoother than others. Minimal responses are limited. Shuhei’s speaking rate is far higher than usual (137.0) while the Yuki’s shows an average rate of speech (86.1). The use of L1 is rather high for Yuki (15 occurrences), and MLRs are rather average for this level of proficiency, with Yuki having 9.2 syllables and Shuhei having 14.7. Further, with the trend of males talking longer than females, Shuhei has 529 words compared to Yuki’s 313, but Yuki has only 7 meaningless syllables as compared to Shuhei’s 59.
Nanase and Naoyuki
This discussion reflects a balanced and engaged discussion. Both participants have a high number of words 518 for Kure and 555 for Nanase along with similar MLRs 11.4 for Kure and 10.5 for Nanase. Nanase does have a lot of repetition 49 occurrences and higher retracing. Furthermore, the speaking rate is fairly high 92.0 and 99.7. The amount of silence is moderate, 6.8% or 62 second
Naoyuki and Yuki
While this conversation is far more balanced than others, there is a high level of cross-talk pausing 27.2,and there is a high rate of silence, 59.5 seconds or 8.6%. Mean length of pauWhile this conversation is far more balanced than others, there is a high level of cross-talk pausing 27.2,and there is a high rate of silence, 59.5 seconds or 8.6%. Mean length of pausing is rather high, for Naoyuki it is 4.1 and for Yuki 3.8, however, there is an average rate of speaking for Yuki (78.5) and a higher one for Naoyuki (95.9). The participants do enjoy talking with each other, as noted by the laughter.sing is rather high, for Kure it is 4.1 and for Yuki 3.8, however, there is an average rate of speaking for Yuki (78.5) and a higher one for Kure (95.9). The participants do enjoy talking with each other, as noted by the laughter.