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Beliefs and Practices: A Case Study on Oral Corrective Feedback in the Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL) Classroom

Abstract This case study explores similarities and differences between the instructors' beliefs about oral corrective feedback and their actual practices in a summer Chinese program. This kind of feedback is beneficial for beginning college-level learners of Chinese to improve their speaking accuracy. The researcher conducted face-to-face interviews with two teachers of Chinese, focusing on their beliefs about oral corrective feedback in their language classrooms. In addition, the researcher recorded teacher-student interactions through class observation in order to analyze the teachers' actual practices of oral corrective feedback. The main findings show that the teachers hold similar beliefs on oral corrective feedback and its beneficial r... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Dong, Zhixin (Author) / Spring, Madeline K. (Advisor) / West, Stephen (Committee member) / Oh, Young (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Pedagogy / Language / beliefs / Chinese / Corrective feedback / Oral
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 60 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Asian Languages and Civilizations 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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