SLA research has shown:• 1) exposure to comprehensible input is not enough to lead to complete acquisition of a language• 2) instruction is a more efficient method of language learning than exposure alone• 3) corrective feedback facilitates grammatical development 7
Related Reading• Ammar, A., & Spada, N. (2006). One size fits all? Recasts, prompts, and L2 learning. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 28(4), 543-574.• Carroll, S., & Swain, M. (1993). Explicit and implicit negative feedback: An empirical study of the learning of linguistic generalizations. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 15(3), 357-386.• Chaudron, C. (1977). A descriptive model of discourse in the corrective treatment of learners’ errors. Language Learning, 27, 29–46.• Corder, S. P. 1967. The significance of learners errors. International Review of Applied Linguistics 5, 161-9.• Ellis, R. (2006). Researching the effects of form-focussed instruction on L2 acquisition. AILA Review, 19(1), 18-41.• Li, S. (2010). The effectiveness of corrective feedback in SLA: A meta-analysis. Language Learning, 60(2), 309-365.• Lyster, R. (2004). Differential effects of prompts and recasts in form-focused instruction. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 26(3), 399-432. 13
Related Reading Continued• Lyster, R., & Saito, K. (2010). Oral feedback in classroom SLA: A meta-analysis. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 32(2), 265-302.• Mackey, A., Gass, S., & McDonough, K. (2000). How do learners perceive implicit negative feedback? Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 22(4), 471-479.• Nicholas, H., Lightbown, P. M., & Spada, N. (2001). Recasts as feedback to language learners. Language Learning, 51(4), 719-758.• Ranta, L., & Lyster, R. (2007). A cognitive approach to improving immersion students’ oral language abilities: The awareness-practice-feedback sequence. In R. M. DeKeyser (Ed.) Practice in a second language: Perspectives from applied linguistics and cognitive psychology (pp. 141-160). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.• Russell, J., & Spada, N. (2006). The effectiveness of corrective feedback for the acquisition of L2 grammar: A meta-analysis of the research. In J.M. Norris and L. Ortega (Eds), Synthesizing Research on Language Learning and Teaching (pp. 133– 164). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.• Sheen, Y. (2004). Corrective feedback and learner uptake in communicative classrooms across instructional settings. Language Teaching Research, 8(3), 263-300. 14
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