University Students’ Opinions on the Effect of English Instructors' Corrective Feedback on Improving their Pronunciation

Nafiseh Salehi, Farhangian University, Iran, ID LLCE2017-130;    Abstract: Feedback as an essential part of effective learning helps learners understand the subject and gives them clear guidance on how to improve their learning. Although various studies have dealt with the efficiency of giving feedback, there has been little research conducted to investigate the university students’ opinions on the effect of corrective feedback on improving their pronunciation. To fulfill the aim of the study, ten university students passing an EGP course were selected through purposive sampling and interviewed by the researcher. The results showed that the majority of the students preferred to be corrected by their instructors. However, they preferred implicit corrective feedback over the explicit one. The study has implications for the EFL students and EFL instructors.

Keywords: University students, Corrective Feedback, Implicit Feedback, Explicit Feedback, pronunciation