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Contact-new.svg Mónica Elena Hernández Salas.
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Languages:english, spanish, french

My name is Mónica Hernández. I am 25 years old. I love arts more specifically music, sculpture, photography and dancing. I really love design; I like to design any kind of things like furniture, fashion and interiors. I am also very passionate about collecting all kind of wines. My collection is about 25 different wines. Finally I do like languages and teaching.

I belief teaching approaches, methods and styles should match with every single and very specific students’ needs, characteristics of the institution, contexts and objectives. However, I prefer communicative approach because in my point of view communication is the main objective of learning a language. I do like task based method because it aloud students to learn and practice the language in a very natural way and real life tasks. This method may require creativity from the teacher and students and it is one of the main characteristic that makes me unique. I consider myself as a very creative person.

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Action Plan

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Students correction is a very difficult part of teaching practice for many reasons. State the problem in your topic sentence and avoid the verb "to be", then create a classification paragraph that aligns to your topic sentence. To begin with a wide knowledge of the language is needed in order to correct students language production. Also the teacher has to know how and when make corrections with the purpose of giving positive feedback. Finally paying full atention to students performance and language production is very important so the teacher catches all students mistakes. To sum up correcting students requires a big efford and preparation from the teacher so it is a very difficult practice.

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Determine problem statement: teachers don't use the correct types of feedback in order to allow english foreign language learners at first level to continue producing and improving writing skill.

research questions. what would be the most appropiate type of feedback for english foreign language learners at first level? What is the learner's attitud toward different types of feedback?

EFL/ESL class to observe:A grupo of students from fomento programm level 1.

Find three primary research articles related to the problem and research questions.

1. Experimental Study of the Effect of Controlled vs. Free Writing and Different Feedback Types on Writing Quality and Writing Apprehension of EFL College Students.

2. On the Effects of Error Correction Strategies on the Grammatical Accuracy of the Iranian English Learners.

3. The Differential Effect of Two Types of Direct Written Corrective Feedback on Noticing and Uptake: Reformulation vs. Error Correction.

Determine what type of research design is most appropriate: qualitative

Determine how data will be collected: observations and questionnaires,

Design instruments. ????

Schedule when you will apply your treatment. October

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Academic Writing Class Main Page | Applied Linguistics | EFL Writer's Manual | Wiki Help | Wiki Video Tutorials

What type of feedback is the best option for foreign language adult learners at first level regarding writing production? What is the language learner’s attitude towards the different types of feedback? Don't start introduction paragraph with two questions. One is enough. On the one hand Don't use this connector since you have not yet made a declarative sentence., some types of feedback may correct errors without allowing learners to reflect on the error by themselves; as consequences they do depend Awkward. Reword.on teacher’s feedback to improve writing skill. On the other hand Don't overuse connectors and don't overuse the same connector., other types of feedback may promote reflection on error but without direct correction. Thus, learners don’t get explicit explanation and they may have problems because they haven’t realized on the specific error. Therefore, teachers should be careful with the types of feedback they use in order to allow students to continue producing and improving writing. Your thesis statement is too vague. Perhaps mention negative feedback and create an introductory paragraph around this concept.

Focused recast and explicit correction are two different types of negative feedback that many teachers implement in class. Long (2007) says that focused recast; Review when to use a semicolon. a corrective negative type of feedback that juxtaposes not-target language with the correct target language form; Review rules for semicolon. is different from explicit correction because recast focuses on implicit correction ( cited in Degteva, 2011). Therefore focused recast feedback should allowed learners to identify implicitly the error and reflect on it by contrasting the non-target language and the target language forms, instead of only noticing the error by teachers pointing it out. However, Kubota Add year here. argues that explicit and implicit negative feedback; both have similar influence on learners’ linguistic knowledge and learners seem to improve writing production (1994). Apparently, each type may be as effective as the other regarding to learners improvements. Although this may be true, in difference from explicit correction Awkward.“recasts are contextualized; they allow to focus on a problematic item not in isolation, but in a context.” (Degteva, 2011. p1Page number?) For this reason recasts may be used when teaching language items. Finally, Degteva Year?points out in her research that language learners ask for explicit explanation when recast feedback is given (2011). Therefore, teacher should keep in mind all previous aspects in order to decide what type of feedback is the best option for foreign language adult learners.

Both types of negative feedback; explicit correction and focused recast feedback; may help learners to improve their writing skills. Even though, recast allow learners to reflect on errors; explicit correction help first level learners to get explicit rules by identifying the specific error. Thus, learner may have stronger linguistics bases. As a conclusion, the most appropriate type of feedback for adult learners at first level for writing skill will depend on the language items to asses and learners attitude toward the different types of negative feedback.


Degteva, O. (2011). Impact of Recasts on the Accuracy in EFL Learners’ Writing. Retrieved from

Kubota, K. (1994). The Role of Negative Feedback on the Acquisition of the English Dative Alternation by Japanese College Students of EFL. Retrieved from

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  • Monica, make sure you enroll in our Academic Writing course in Moodle. If you have questions about how to do this, let me know. --Bnleez 17:00, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Monica, you need to upload your applied linguistic information to Wikieducator (subpage to your user page). --Bnleez 17:45, 7 September 2011 (UTC)