The Effectiveness of Teachers’ Oral Feedback on Students’ Responses: the Case of First Year Teachers at Mouloud MAMMERI University of Tizi Ouzou

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Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi-Ouzou


The present dissertation attempts to explore the effectiveness of teachers’ oral feedback. Such a study is important to determine whether teachers of first year classes in the department of English at Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi Ouzou use effective oral feedback or not. To this end, we have reli ed our study on Brookharts’ theory (2008) about “strategies of feedback”. Indeed, the research approach adopted in this investigation is based on mixed research method. Two types of research tools are used: teachers’ questionnaire, students’ questionnaire and classroom observation. The data analysis is based on statistical methods using SPSS to elucidate numerical data; it also adopts feedback strategies along with Qualitative Content Analysis (QCA) for the interpretation and explanation of the results. On the basis of the results reached, we have found that oral feedback is a helpful strategy which facilitates the learning process and stimulates the students’ progress. In other terms, oral feedback is revealed to be more or less a method which is used by teachers to show their students the way forward and construct their knowledge. This dissertation recommends that the outcomes we reached through this investigation will open opportunities for further research in this area of study.





Applied Linguistics and Social Semiotics