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ERIC Number: EJ1159905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1837-6290
Speaking out on Behalf of the Voiceless Learners: Written Corrective Feedback for English Language Learners in Iran
Nemati, Majid; Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Mohebbi, Hassan; Masjedlou, Ali Panahi
Issues in Educational Research, v27 n4 p822-841 2017
To date, L2 researchers have studied the effect of feedback on improving L2 learners' writing from different perspectives. However, there are a lot of aspects which are not comprehensively researched yet, such as L2 learners' and teachers' perceptions and practices about feedback. To close the gap, this study investigates language learners' perceptions, beliefs, and preferences about teachers' feedback practice in Iranian classrooms. To this end, 311 students at three language proficiencies (elementary, intermediate, and upper-intermediate and advanced) completed a questionnaire which inquired into teachers' feedback practices from learners' viewpoints and preferences. The findings indicated some similarities and differences across the three proficiency levels. They all were in favour of direct unfocused feedback, but they had different viewpoints on satisfaction with their teachers' feedback practices, the need to revise their writing, the targeted structures, and their feelings after receiving feedback. Moreover, the findings revealed some discrepancies between research, teacher practices, and language learners' needs and preferences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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