Most Common Type of Corrective Feedback in Iranian Classrooms

Proceedings of The International Conference on Applied Research in Education

Year: 2019


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Most Common Type of Corrective Feedback in Iranian Classrooms

Leily Nekuruhmotlagh



The current study aims to explore Iranian EFL teachers’ preferences for oral corrective feedback; if they choose different types of feedback to correct students’ errors or if they provide students with the same type of feedback. This study also tried to investigate if teachers allow peer-feedback in class. To do so, a questionnaire was distributed to 62 EFL Iranian teachers, to choose their preferences for feedback and the feedback provider. The results of the study showed that 43 teachers used the same type of corrective feedback for all error types, and that they preferred implicit types of corrective feedback over the explicit ones. The results also indicated that 13 teachers believed peer and self-corrections were not beneficial. Some teachers felt other factors might also affect their choice of feedback provider or the type of feedback they use in their classes.

Keywords: corrective feedback, teacher, peer correction, implicit feedback, explicit feedback.