What are effective oral error correction strategies for the immersion classroom?
Immersion students face the unique challenge of learning a language and content simultaneously. When immersion students acquire a second language, most learners produce rudimentary grammar errors (Swain, 1985 Genesee, 1987). Because the literature agrees that error correction enable teachers to highlight a learners' errors and in turn promote L2 development (Long, 1996), the debate has now shifted to investigating what type of corrective feedback (CF) works best. Therefore, this capstone aims to answer the question: What are effective oral error correction strategies for the immersion classroom? To best investigate the question, a teacher-researcher executed a case study involving six third grade Spanish immersion students. The results suggest that the teacher providing CF must (1) know the unique language capabilities of the students, (2) understand the complexities of the L2 grammar and syntax, and (3) provide a variety of CF depending on the students' needs and understanding of the grammar rules. .
Santamaria, Jennifer M., "What are effective oral error correction strategies for the immersion classroom?" (2013). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 2540.
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