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An Exploration of the Impact of Modalities of Error Feedback on Intermediate EFL Studentsí Speaking Ability [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2020; 4(5): 39-51 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2020.65487

An Exploration of the Impact of Modalities of Error Feedback on Intermediate EFL Studentsí Speaking Ability

Azin Nasrollahi, Maryam Irandegani2
Department of English Language and Literature, Sistan and Baluchestan University, Zahedan, Iran

Over that past few decades, peer feedback has received substantial attention in language pedagogy. This study scrutinized the impact and the benefits of different modalities of error feedback on the oral proficiency of the intermediate EFL learners. To this end, 80 female learners in a high school were divided into four groups, namely, the intra-error feedback group (Intra-EF group), the inter-error feedback group (Inter-EF group), the teacher error feedback group (TEF group), and the control group. The study was conducted in eight sessions for the participants in the teacher error feedback group and the control group; and in nine sessions for the participants in the intra-error feedback group, and inter-error feedback group. Treatment sessions for the experimental groups included three sessions for completing the speaking activities tasks and three sessions for feedback conferences. Yet, the participants in intra-error feedback and inter-error feedback groups attended one extra session, during which the researcher guided them through the purposes and procedures of inter- and intra-feedback via instruction and modeling and with the help of a feedback sheet. The participants in all groups completed the same speaking activities under the same process of discussion, but received different modalities of error feedback in feedback sessions. Results revealed that different stages of peer error feedback (i.e., intra- and inter-error feedback), as well as teacher error feedback influenced the learnersí speaking ability. Moreover, peer error feedback and teacher error feedback exerted different effects on their speaking ability.

Keywords: Intra-error feedback, Inter-error feedback; Teacher feedback; Speaking ability

Azin Nasrollahi, Maryam Irandegani. An Exploration of the Impact of Modalities of Error Feedback on Intermediate EFL Studentsí Speaking Ability. ALRJournal. 2020; 4(5): 39-51

Corresponding Author: Azin Nasrollahi, Iran
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