Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 13. Number1.  March 2022                                   Pp. 117- 128

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Exploring Learners’ and Teachers’ Preferences Regarding Written Corrective Feedback
Types in Improving Learners’ Writing Skill

Reguieg Fatima Zohra
 Department of English, Faculty of Foreign Languages
Algiers 2 University, Algeria
Corresponding Author:                             

  Hamitouche Fatiha
 Department of English, Faculty of Foreign Languages
Algiers 2 University, Algeria


Received: 12/16/2021                   Accepted:  2/6/2022                          Published: 3/24/2022


 Abstract :
The current research is significant. It aims to improve learners’ writing and facilitate their academic achievement. This study examines learners’ and teachers’ preferences to written corrective feedback types in enhancing EFL learners writing. The main research question is to investigate the likes of teaches and learners regarding written corrective feedback types in enhancing learners’ writing skills. The learners’ questionnaire and the teachers’ questionnaire were the instruments. The respondents responded to the questionnaires. The submission of the research instruments took place on November 2021 at Zaida Ben Aissa middle school. The findings have shown that learners prefer their writing to be corrected via unfocused, direct feedback while teachers like to use indirect, focused feedback on their learners’ writings.
Keywords: direct and indirect written feedback, EFL learners, focused and unfocused written feedback, preferences, writing skill

Cite as: Reguieg, F. Z., & Hamitouche, F.  (2022). Exploring Learners’ and Teachers’ Preferences Regarding Written Corrective Feedback Types in Improving Learners’ Writing Skill. Arab World English Journal, 13 (1) 117-128.


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Received: 12/16/2021
Accepted: 2/6/2022   
Published: 3/24/2022 

REGUIEG Fatima Zohra is a teacher of English at middle school. She has been teaching English for five years. She is also a PhD candidate specialized in Applied Linguistics and TEFL at Algiers 2 university, Algeria. She earned her undergraduate degrees “BA” and “MA” from the University of Lounici Ali. Her research interests include feedback and assessment.
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Prof. HAMITOUCHE Fatiha is a professor at Algiers 2 university, Algeria. She has been teaching different courses in the faculty of languages, department of English. She is a teacher and a supervisor for undergraduate and postgraduate learners. She has supervised various dissertations and her research interests include applied linguistics.