A near peer review task for Japanese language learning / Hiroaki Umehara and Greta Gorsuch

Hiroaki, Umehara and Greta, Gorsuch (2013) A near peer review task for Japanese language learning / Hiroaki Umehara and Greta Gorsuch. Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT), 1 (2). pp. 35-51. ISSN 1823464-X

Abstract

Although much research exists on peer correction practices in ESL/EFL settings (e.g., De Guerrero &Villamil, 2000; Ikeda, 2002; Mendoca & Johnson 1994), little research focuses on this practice in Japanese language classes (Ikeda, 2002). Mendoca and Johnson (1994) expressed the need to explore what actually occurs during peer correction, particularly as second language learning tasks. In order to fill this gap in the literature, this study investigated a near peer review task, an extension of peer correction tasks. Here, intermediate learners of Japanese were recorded as they graded the written homework of their near-peers (high beginning learners) enrolled in a different class in a large university in the U.S. As they corrected grammar-focused homework of their near peers, the two participants used their L1s and L2s (Japanese) creatively to discuss linguistic issues raised by the beginning level learners’ responses on the homework, and also to manage their affective interaction. While negotiating meaning, often in Japanese, they focused on specific linguistic forms, which is thought to be a condition in which second languages are acquired. Consistent with previous findings on the benefits of peer correction tasks, this study suggests the usefulness of near peer correction tasks, which integrate focus on form and meaning.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Hiroaki, Umeharahumehara0324@rikkyo.ac.jp
Greta, Gorsuchgreta.gorsuch@ttu.edu
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language and languages
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Language and education
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus > Research Management Institute (RMI), UiTM Cawangan Kedah
Journal or Publication Title: Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching
ISSN: 1823464-X
Volume: 1
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 35-51
Item ID: 29501
Uncontrolled Keywords: second language learning tasks; peer correction tasks; Japanese as a foreign language learning; learner sociality rights; learner affect; focus on form
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29501

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