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Direct vs. Indirect Corrective Feedback and EFL Learners’ Spelling Ability

Journal: ENJOY TEACHING JOURNAL (ETJ) (Vol.2, No. 11)

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Page : 82-89

Keywords : : Spelling ability; corrective feedback and indirect feedback;

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The aim of the current study is to investigate the impact of indirect corrective feedback on promoting Iranian high school students’ spelling accuracy in English. It compared the effect of direct feedback with indirect feedback on students’ written work dictated by their teacher from Chicken Soup for the Mother and Daughter Soul. The study was conducted at the talented girls’ high school in Saveh, Iran. A sample of 56 high school sophomores were randomly assigned to two equal groups of 28. Group 1 (the direct feedback group) and Group 2 (the indirect feedback group) were treated differently regarding their spelling errors for five weeks. Statistical analysis based on Mean scores and Paired t-tests revealed that indirect feedback was more effective than direct feedback in rectifying students’ spelling errors.

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