The Effectiveness of Ur Model in Developing Iranian EFL Learners’ Fluency and Accuracy in Speaking

Khojaste Askari, Jahanbakhsh Langroudi


The present study set out to investigate the effect of Ur's model on Iranian EFL learners’ fluency and accuracy in speaking ability. To do so, a sample of 60 Iranian EFL learners were selected based on their performance on Oxford Placement Test (OPT). The participants were then randomly assigned to two equal groups of Ur model and control. The groups received speaking instruction based on the 5-component model of Ur and routine techniques of speaking instruction. Based on the statistical results of the paired sample t-test, Ur model had been proved to be successful in enhancing both fluency and accuracy of EFL learners. The findings of the present study was a supporting empirical evidence for a model presented by Ur (2009) that highlighted both mechanical and communicative practices to lead learners from accuracy to fluency.


Ur model, accuracy, fluency, speaking ability

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