Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran (Farmanireyhane69@yahoo.com)
Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran (email@example.com)
This research investigated the effect of immediate and delayed error correction on self-efficacy of EFL learners to accept or reject the research hypothesis that, there is not any significant difference between three group of immediate correction, delayed correction and control group. This article was done on three groups with the population of 90 learners. The errors which were made by three groups of delayed correction, immediate correction, and control group were corrected in three different ways: with delay, immediately and with no special method, respectively. A self-efficacy questionnaire and a language test were given to three groups in the first session and the last session of the term to see the effect of different kinds of error correction. The data of pre-test and post-test were analyzed using SPSS and one way ANOVA was used. The results provided evidence for accepting the hypothesis and there was no difference between three groups in terms of self-efficacy.
Keywords: error correction; immediate error correction; delayed error correction; self-efficacy