Proceedings of the 2019 5th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2019)

The Effectiveness of Different Corrective Feedback on College English Learners’ Acquisition of Subjunctive Mood

Authors
Lujie Zheng
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Lujie Zheng
Available Online August 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshe-19.2019.239How to use a DOI?
Keywords
explicit feedback, implicit feedback, college English learners, acquisition of subjunctive mood, learners’ noticing
Abstract

The study mainly investigates the effectiveness of explicit feedback and implicit feedback on college English learners’ acquisition of subjunctive mood. In an experimental design (two treatment groups and one control group), 120 non-English major students completed four communicative activities during which they received either metalinguistic feedback (explicit feedback) or recasts (implicit feedback) or no feedback from the teacher in case of any erroneous utterance in the target grammar structure. Three paper tests (a pre-test, an immediate posttest and a delayed posttest) were employed to measure students’ knowledge of subjunctive mood, which essentially reflected their acquisition. Results show that both explicit feedback and implicit feedback are effective in learners’ acquisition of subjunctive mood and their effects can be retained for a relatively long time. Explicit feedback is proved to be even more beneficial than implicit feedback, as it can trigger more learners’ noticing of the target linguistic features.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2019 5th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-772-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsshe-19.2019.239How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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