The effects of teacher and peer corrective feedback on the grammatical accuracy in writing among the L2 learners

Akiah, Siti Aisyah and Ghazali, Zawiah (2015) The effects of teacher and peer corrective feedback on the grammatical accuracy in writing among the L2 learners. In: Persidangan Antarabangsa Kelestarian Insan Kali Ke-2 2015, 19-20 Oktober 2015, Seremban, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Corrective feedback (CF) is a common practice in education field, where a learner obtains comments from a teacher or peer on any task that he or she has done. The purpose of CF is to provide learners with the message of their incorrect usage of the target language. This preliminary paper sought to investigate the effects of two types of CF on the grammatical accuracy in L2 learners' writing namely; teacher feedback and peer feedback. Their effects on grammatical accuracy in learners' writing were observed on 64 form six students of one secondary school in Skudai, Johor. The heavy focus on the grammatical accuraey was due to the importance of grammar in the Malaysian University English Test (WET) that the students are required to take before finishing the high school. Such test as well will be the ticket for them to further their studies at higher institutions. In this study, pre-test and post-test were carried out to the experimental and control group. The data collected were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings showed that both types of feedback had positive effects on the students' performance in L2 writing. However, students who received teacher feedback only outperformed those who received both types of feedback with a slightly better margin of improvement of 22.59 as opposed to 19.19 respectively. Some pedagogical implications for the teachers are also included in this paper which can serve as basic guidelines in providing CF to the students.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:corrective feedback; teacher feedback; peer feedback; grammatical accuracy; writing; L2 learners
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1024 Teaching (Principles and practice)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions:Faculty of Science, Technology and Human Development > Department of Language and Communication
ID Code:7460
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:19 Jan 2016 15:17
Last Modified:19 Jan 2016 15:17

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