In mainstream Second Language Acquisition (SLA), errors are viewed as indicators of learners’ interlanguage development and of the mental processes involved. While there is considerable variation regarding how errors are treated in classroom contexts, research has shown what type of corrective strategies can be most beneficial in helping learners notice their errors and providing them with opportunities for language acquisition. In this paper, I intend to focus on oral corrective feedback. I first consider how it is both handled in language pedagogy and investigated in second language research. Next, I present an observational study that aimed to explore teacher corrective feedback strategies in four Italian "English as a Foreign Language (EFL)" classrooms. Selected data from classroom observation are analysed vis-à-vis teachers’ beliefs about their use of corrective feedback. Finally, implications of corrective feedback research for teacher education are highlighted.
|Titolo:||Dealing with Students’ Errors : Oral Corrective Feedback in the Italian EFL Classroom|
|Parole Chiave:||SLA; EFL; oral corrective feedback; learner errors; second and foreign language teaching; teacher education|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore L-LIN/12 - Lingua e Traduzione - Lingua Inglese|
Settore L-LIN/02 - Didattica delle Lingue Moderne
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.13130/2035-7680/8305|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|