Online enhanced corrective feedback for ESL learners in higher education

Rayenne Dekhinet

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    Abstract

    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
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)409-425
    Number of pages17
    JournalComputer Assisted Language Learning
    Volume21
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • Computer-mediated communication
    • Second-language acquisition
    • Peer tutoring

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