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Corrective feedback in language teaching

Corrective feedback (CF) in second language acquisition has always been a challenging issue for teachers. Proponents and critics applaud and critique the various approaches, making it very difficult for teachers to decide when and how to correct students.

Let’s make it less difficult. One of the best known names in language teaching is Professor Rod Ellis, and he is a new staff member at the Curtin University School of Education. His talk will seek to make sense of this essential topic for language teachers.

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What will you learn through this workshop?

Through this session you will consider:

  1. key types of oral and written CF
  2. theories of language learning where CF holds a central place
  3. the key issues that surround the provision of CF in language pedagogy.

Register for this session

Corrective feedback in language teaching
Presented by Professor Rod Ellis

Date: Thursday 3 August 2017

Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Venue: Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley Campus

Standard: $20
Curtin staff/student: $10
(includes post-event nibbles)

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About your presenter

Professor Rod Ellis has had a long and varied career in second language acquisition — including literally writing the textbook.

The Study of Second Language Acquisition, which he published in 1994, currently has 16,602 citations on Google Scholar and counting, and was awarded the Duke of Edinburgh prize in 1995.

He has worked in language teacher education for forty five years in Zambia, United Kingdom, Japan, United States, New Zealand, China and now Australia.

Rod’s research interests lie in the interface between second language acquisition research, language pedagogy and teacher education. His particular focus is how teachers can create effective contexts for language acquisition in the talk that takes place in classrooms.