EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR HOMEWORK CORRECTION IN EFL CLASSES
Athens Greek School of Bucharest, Romania
The aim of this paper is to investigate the ways through which homework correction can be used effectively as a teaching strategy that leads to increased learning motivation from the part of the students. Most often, homework is regarded as a “necessary evil” by students, who do not immediately see the intrinsic value of this undertaking. In general, they do it just to get rid of it as quickly as possible, and very rarely do they actually learn anything from the mistakes they have made, unless properly exploited in class, with the right amount of feedback and appropriate strategies used by the teacher. I will present an experiment I carried out with Greek-Romanian students, enrolled in a Greek school based in Bucharest, Romania.
Key words: Homework correction; Grammar games; Bilingual students.
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How to cite this article: Ignat, C. (2013). Effective strategies for homework correction in EFL classes. Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education – JoLIE, 6, 107–116. DOI: https://doi.org/10.29302/jolie.2013.6.7
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