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ERIC Number: EJ1129051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-1736
Face Values: The Use of Sensitive Error Correction to Address Adolescents' "Face" Issues in the Modern Languages Classroom
Crichton, Hazel; Templeton, Brian; Valdera, Francisco
Language Learning Journal, v45 n1 p51-65 2017
Anxiety about "performing" in a foreign language in front of classmates may inhibit learners' contributions in the modern languages class through fear of embarrassment over possible error production. The issue of "face", perceived social standing in the eyes of others, presents a sensitive matter for young adolescents developing their identity. Adolescents' self-esteem may depend, in large part, on peers' positive opinions. This article describes three of the strategies employed by three modern languages teachers when correcting errors committed in spoken interaction which appeared to address potential face issues for adolescent learners. Their approach may be helpful to modern languages teachers wishing to develop and extend sensitive correction strategies.
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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: United Kingdom
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