ERIC Number: ED408826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
The Views of Non-Native Speakers of Japanese toward Error Treatment in Japanese Introductory College Classes.
Fujioka, Noriko; Kennedy, John J.
A study investigated college student attitudes toward different classroom techniques for error correction in second language instruction. Subjects were 162 students of Japanese as a second language in seven universities. In the first phase of the study, a smaller group of students at a liberal arts college were observed in class, interviewed, and surveyed. Based on the findings, a mail survey of the larger sample was conducted. Three conclusions resulted: (1) teacher correction of errors is the dominant type; (2) self-correction is perceived as having a different nature than peer or teacher correction; and (3) class status (freshman, sophomore, etc.) and class size are key factors in preference for self-correction or teacher correction of errors. Contains 12 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 24-28, 1997).