NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1121806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1411–3031
EFL Students' Preferences toward the Lecturer's Corrective Feedback in Business Letters Writing
Sanu, La Ode
Dinamika Ilmu, v16 n2 p221-243 2016
This study aimed to investigate the students' preferences toward the lecturer's corrective feedback in the business letter writing and their reasons why they preferred particular corrective feedback types. A case study was used by involving 15 EFL students who enrolled in the Business Correspondence Course. The questionnaire and interview were used as the research instruments. This study revealed that: (1) the students preferred to receive "lecturer correction" (M = 5.00), followed by "lecturer-students conferencing" (M = 4.13), "peer-correction" (M = 2.73), "error identification" (M = 2.00), "lecturer commentary" (M = 1.93), and "self-correction" (M = 1.27); and (2) the students' reasons at choosing the lecturer correction were getting the directly good correction from the lecturer, which it would be used as the reference/guide for further improvements for both linguistic accuracy and business letter organization. In "lecturer-students conferencing," besides getting good correction and grateful appreciation from both their lecturer and other students, they could learn and share the knowledge of errors made together; however, they ashamed their linguistics errors, low ability and knowledge in formatting good business letter could be known by others. In "peer-correction," the students got the unsatisfied and satisfied corrective feedback from their peers; and they were doubtful of their peers' ability and knowledge in giving correction. In "error identification" and "lecturer commentary," it was difficult for the students to diagnose the real errors and to correct them. Finally, the reasons of "self-correction" were useless and unsatisfactory to evaluate their own work since they had limited ability and knowledge in formatting the business letter writing effectively. Contains a bibliography.
Faculty of Education and Teacher Training of IAIN Samarinda. JL. HAM Rifadin Samarinda Sebrang, Samarinda, Kalimantan Timur 75131, Indonesia. Tel: 62-541-7270222; Fax: 62-541-7270222; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A