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Alpha (Osorno)

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MUNOZ MUNOZ, Belén C.  and  SAEZ CARRILLO, Katia L.. Indirect written corrective feedback in the treatment of subject-verb agreement in third person singular among students of English as a FL. Alpha [online]. 2019, n.49, pp.315-333. ISSN 0718-2201.  http://dx.doi.org/10.32735/s0718-2201201900049755.

This article reports on a study of the effectiveness of indirect correction of written error or indirect written corrective feedback in the promotion of the accurate use of subject-verb agreement in the third person singular among students with an elementary level of linguistic competence who learn English as a foreign language at the school level. The sample consisted of 39 8th grade students at a private school in the Biobío region, Chile, who were given a pre-test, an immediate post-test and a delayed post-test. The results show that the correction technique represents an effective tool for the improvement of the grammatically accurate use of subject-verb agreement even when students have a basic level of competence in the foreign language.

Keywords : Written corrective feedback; subject-verb agreement; grammatical accuracy.

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