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ERIC Number: EJ1116171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-8416
A Comparison of EFL Teachers' and Students' Attitudes to Oral Corrective Feedback
Roothooft, Hanne; Breeze, Ruth
Language Awareness, v25 n4 p318-335 2016
A relatively small number of studies on beliefs about oral corrective feedback (CF) have uncovered a mismatch between teachers' and students' attitudes which is potentially harmful to the language learning process, not only because students may become demotivated when their expectations are not met, but also because teachers appear to be reluctant to provide oral CF. One of the reasons why teachers may feel this way seems to be that they are worried about triggering negative emotions in their students. So far, however, hardly any research exists which takes students' affective responses to CF into account. Previous studies have also neglected to investigate how students prefer to be corrected. Against this background, the present survey study asked 395 students and 46 teachers of English as a foreign language what their attitudes and feelings are with regard to oral CF. Previous findings that students want to be corrected much more than their teachers feel inclined to do were confirmed. Moreover, students were found to be much more positive about explicit types of CF than their teachers are, and to experience positive emotions when receiving CF.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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