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ERIC Number: EJ818910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0958-8221
Online Enhanced Corrective Feedback for ESL Learners in Higher Education
Dekhinet, Rayenne
Computer Assisted Language Learning, v21 n5 p409-425 Dec 2008
This study investigates the value of online enhanced corrective feedback for non-native speakers of English from (1) the quality of their interaction online, (2) their perceptions, and (3) the challenges encountered. Online enhanced feedback is an online peer tutoring technique that was developed from Negotiated Meaning and used by native speakers for eight weeks. Conversation Analysis was employed to evaluate the quality of non-native speakers' online conversations. Participants' opinions on the project were measured using an end-project survey. The results of this study showed that non-native speakers produced as many turns as their native-speakers tutors. Non-native speakers appeared to produce more elaborated turns, but very few initiations of topics or requests for clarification. Results also showed that the use of this peer tutoring technique was highly significant in raising non-native speakers' awareness on the gaps they had in their interlanguages. Analysis of the survey revealed that this project was an enjoyable experience despite the few practical issues encountered. (Contains 1 figure, 4 graphs, 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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