Key Issues in Interactional and Corrective Feedback
Issues in Second Language Teaching - Alessandro Benati
Alessandro G. Benati [+]
University of Portsmouth
Professor Alessandro Benati is Professor of Second Language Acquisition and Head of School of Languages and Area Studies at the University of Portsmouth. He is internationally known for his research in second language learning and teaching, with special emphases on processing instruction. He is a pioneering researcher in the area of second language acquisition (SLA) and has built a reputation on two fronts. On one front, he is a premier Italian language scholar producing the most empirical work on the teaching and acquisition of Italian in the world. On the other front, he is a scholar in the more general field of instructed SLA, with an emphasis on the effects of formal instruction on the acquisition of grammatical properties by second language learners. He has a strong publications record with 12 established monographs, chapters and articles in international journals (Language Awareness, IRAL, and Language Teaching Research).
In this chapter, different corrective feedback techniques to provide L2 learners with a focus on form through interactional feedback will be proposed. Key approaches to interaction and corrective feedback are based on the assumption that negotiated interaction is a key element in second language learning and teaching.