Corrective Feedback for Learners of Varied Proficiency Levels: A Teacher’s Choices

  • Sara Kennedy

Abstract

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.
Published
2010-05-19
How to Cite
Kennedy, S. (2010). Corrective Feedback for Learners of Varied Proficiency Levels: A Teacher’s Choices. TESL Canada Journal, 27(2), 31. https://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v27i2.1054
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