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ERIC Number: EJ924056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
Corrective Feedback for Learners of Varied Proficiency Levels: A Teacher's Choices
Kennedy, Sara
TESL Canada Journal, v27 n2 p31-50 Spr 2010
This study investigates how one English-as-a-second-language (ESL) teacher provided corrective feedback to 15 child ESL learners that the teacher had divided into two groups based on proficiency level. Classroom data in transcripts from the CHILDES database were analyzed for type of learner errors, type of teacher feedback, and rate of learner uptake (attempts at correction) and repair (correction). Results showed differences in the types of errors produced by each proficiency group and in the type of feedback the teacher provided to each proficiency group, demonstrating provision of finely tuned corrective feedback based on learners' individual differences. (Contains 3 figures, 5 tables, and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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