Peer-correction as a Strategy to Improve Teenagers’ Speaking Skills in Foreign Language Learning

Palabras clave

speaking skills
peer-correction strategies
peer feedback
habilidades de expresión oral
estrategias de corrección de pares
retroalimentación en parejas


Recently, educators have faced significant changes in the classroom. Teachers are seen as mediators between students and educational environments, while students play an active role in their learning process. This study on the use of peer correction strategies consists of students giving and receiving feedback on the mistakes made when speaking English in class. These strategies can be implemented in the classroom to improve their autonomy, interaction and participation. In this qualitative study, classroom observations and a focus group were carried out. Eight adolescent students from an educational institute in Mexico participated. The results show aspects related to the way in which students apply these strategies in their learning process and how they feel about it. Most expressed feeling in a comfortable environment when applying peer correction strategies in the classroom.

La corrección en pares como estrategia para mejorar producción oral de los adolescentes en el aprendizaje de lenguas extranjeras


Recientemente, los educadores han enfrentado cambios significativos en el aula. Los docentes son vistos como mediadores entre los estudiantes y los entornos educativos, mientras que los alumnos desempeñan un papel activo en su proceso de aprendizaje. Este estudio explora el uso de estrategias de corrección por pares, consistentes en que los estudiantes den y reciban retroalimentación sobre los errores cometidos al hablar inglés en clase. Estas estrategias se puede implementar en el aula para mejorar su autonomía, interacción y participación. En este estudio cualitativo se llevaron a cabo observaciones en el aula y un grupo focal. Participaron ocho estudiantes adolescentes de un instituto educativo en México. Los resultados muestran aspectos relacionados con la forma en que los alumnos aplican estas estrategias en su proceso de aprendizaje y cómo se sienten al respecto. La mayoría expresó sentirse en un ambiente cómodo al aplicar estrategias de corrección entre pares en el aula.


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