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ERIC Number: EJ1118488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Students' Preferences and Attitude toward Oral Error Correction Techniques at Yanbu University College, Saudi Arabia
Alamri, Bushra; Fawzi, Hala Hassan
English Language Teaching, v9 n11 p59-66 2016
Error correction has been one of the core areas in the field of English language teaching. It is "seen as a form of feedback given to learners on their language use" (Amara, 2015). Many studies investigated the use of different techniques to correct students' oral errors. However, only a few focused on students' preferences and attitude toward oral error correction techniques, which determine students' success in language learning. This quantitative research explored teachers' and students' preferences as well as students' attitude toward the use of oral error correction techniques in the language classroom. The participants of the study were English language students and English language teachers at Yanbu University College (YUC) in Yanbu Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. A classroom observation checklist and questionnaires were used to collect the data. The study findings revealed that recast and explicit correction are the preferred techniques by the majority of the students and teachers. The findings also indicated that students have positive attitude toward oral error correction. As the classroom observation revealed that recast was highly used by teachers, it is recommended that teachers should also use other techniques to correct students' oral errors. In addition, it is recommended that before correcting students' oral errors teachers should always take into account the purpose of the activity and the proficiency level of students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia
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