Giving feedback on EFL/ ESOL writing

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A webinar from www.elt-training.com on different ways of giving feedback on learners' writing and what kinds of things are good to correct.

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Giving feedback on EFL/ ESOL writing

  1. 1. WebinarGiving feedback on writingFor a free voiced-over recordedpresentation of this webinar (andothers!) go to www.elt-training.comunder ‘Free Teacher TrainingWebinars’
  2. 2. Why do we write?
  3. 3. Why do we want ourlearners to write?
  4. 4. Exams/testsWhy do we want ourlearners to write?
  5. 5. Work or study…Why do we want ourlearners to write?
  6. 6. Language acquisitionWhy do we want ourlearners to write?
  7. 7. ReinforcementWhy do we want ourlearners to write?
  8. 8. HomeworkWhy do we want ourlearners to write?
  9. 9. Giving feedback on writing Using a correction codeRedrftingRedrafting
  10. 10. Directfeedback
  11. 11. I am here in UKfor three months.
  12. 12. have been theI am here in UKfor three months.
  13. 13. PossibleadvantagesLearners often like it!
  14. 14. PossibleadvantagesRelatively easy for teachers
  15. 15. Possibledisadvantages May not help
  16. 16. Indirect feedback I am here in UK for three months.
  17. 17. Indirect feedback I am here in UK for three months.
  18. 18. Indirect feedback** I am here in UK for three months.
  19. 19. Possible advantages May promote more engagement and ‘noticing’
  20. 20. Does level makea difference? Yes!
  21. 21. Does itwork?! We don’t know
  22. 22. Using a correction code (or ‘explicit metalinguistic correction’…)
  23. 23. I am here inUK for threemonths.
  24. 24. TI am here inUK for threemonths.
  25. 25. WW wrong word WWHe is very good in mathematics.
  26. 26. WF wrong form WFWater is freezing at zero degrees.
  27. 27. WO word order WOHe always is making mistakes.
  28. 28. missing wordMy father is electrician.
  29. 29. Sp spelling SpWhich is the bigest?
  30. 30. P punctuation P P who was she.
  31. 31. Writing correction codeTry - Activities © BBC | British Council 2007Writing correction codeCode Use ExampleWW Wrong word As our plane flew on the mountains we saw snow.WT Wrong time As our plane flew over the mountains we see snow.WF Wrong form As our plane flew over the mountains we was seeing snow.WO Wrong order As our plane over the mountain flew we saw snow.SP Spelling As our plane flue over the mountains we saw snow.P Punctuation As our plane flew over the mountains; we saw snow.X Extra word As our plane flew over to the mountains we saw snow.M Missing word As our plane flew over the mountains saw snow.R Register As our plane flew over the mountains we observed snow.? Not clear As our plane flew over the mountains we saw snow.! Silly mistake! As our plane flew over the mountains we seed snow.RW Try re-writing Our vehicle flies, we snow find, over mountains you saw it. www.teachingenglish.
  32. 32. Mark Error Indicated/ A word is missing/ Start a new sentence// Start a new paragraphGr Grammar errorSp Spelling errorP Punctuation errorArt Error with articles (a, an, the)c/unc Countable/uncountable errorWo Wrong word orderWw Wrong wordWt Wrong tenseWf Wrong formIrreg Irregular verb? Unclear http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/marking-students- written-work-with-correction-code.html
  33. 33. Does itwork?! We don’t know!
  34. 34. Rewritingdrafts….
  35. 35. Looking at correctionsINPUT OUTPUT Making own corrections or redrafting.
  36. 36. Learners often find this processtedious….
  37. 37. Get them tokeep a log ofcommonmistakes eg. articles, prepositions, tenses, word order….
  38. 38. What should wecorrect?
  39. 39. What should wecorrect? Content?
  40. 40. What should wecorrect? Organisation?
  41. 41. What should wecorrect? Target language only?
  42. 42. What should wecorrect? All language errors?
  43. 43. What should wecorrect? Everything?
  44. 44. Exams/testsOften a significant part of the marks are for content and organisation.
  45. 45. Focused correction Provides multiple examples of the same error. Learners more likely to notice and learn.
  46. 46. Focused correction BUT.. may be less useful in the long term?
  47. 47. Your turn!
  48. 48. my name is _________________,i am 22 years old ,i am from yemen , i have 2 brothers and 4 sisters .my Hobbies :reading ,photography ,swimming ,lstening to MyIpodFashion, Traveling , billy dancing .i have a student visitor for 11 months to learn english i wantto do this Course theReason english is a world languagei chose to study in england Because it is a Stunningcountryi realy like this country and i tell my father when i Finishlearning English i will work with him in England for general trading andpoultry .. today is my first day in school and i Really enjoyed i hopeall classlike today, thank you ms jo for your time .
  49. 49. Thank you for telling me about yourself- I’m glad thatyou enjoyed today and hope that you enjoy all of yourlessons Take care with capital letters – every sentence muststart with a capital and end with a full stop. Also ‘I’ andcountries always have capitals but not other words.I’ve underlined all of your mistakes with punctuation.Try to correct these mistakes in class – ask me if youare not sure.Well done for your hard work.
  50. 50. How about spell checkers??
  51. 51. Further information Dr. Rod Ellis TESOL Written Corrective Feedback http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn35iHCljC8

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