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Friday, March 16 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Different Strategies to Provide Implicit Corrective Feedback in Real Time Interactions

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This presentation analyzes and reports on the different strategies to provide corrective feedback used in real time interactions in an intermediate foreign language global classroom that takes place between students of Spanish in the United States and students of English in Santiago, Chile. Students formed ten groups of four members who met every week on synchronous and asynchronous activities to develop their intercultural competence as well as linguistic and metalinguistic abilities for a month. They met on Blackboard collaborate ultra for 30 minutes in one of the synchronous activities; a total of twenty hours of video recorded interactions are analyzed. The objectives here are twofold: (1) to find out how leaners dealt with utterances that they didn’t understand or situations in which they found difficult to express themselves in their target language and to find out which computer mediated communication (CMC) tools students used to express themselves and exchange information; (2) to find out how often they requested assistance, corrected each other, and helped each other providing lexical and grammatical assistance. Preliminary results indicate that most favored strategies seem to be recasts, clarification requests and confirmation checks. It has yet to be determined if Spanish or English speakers used one strategy more than the other, the CMC tools that they employed, and the topics that they were conversing about when using these strategies, i.e. when talking about topics that aimed to develop their intercultural competence or linguistic and metalinguistic abilities.

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Mariadelaluz Matus-Mendoza

Professor, Drexel University
María de la luz Matus-Mendoza, PhD language and cultural studies educator, and sociolinguist, is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Director of Modern Languages in the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages at Drexel University. She works with migration and its effects... Read More →


Friday March 16, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 9 FIT Conference Center

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