Effect of Corrective Feedback on the Development of Vocabulary in the Acquisition of Second Language at Secondary Level

  • Sardar Muhammad PhD Scholar (Education), Northern University Nowshera
  • Zahoor-ul-Haq Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Bacha Khan University Charsadda
  • Sanam Alam MPhil Scholar (Education), Lecturer at GDGC, Jamrud
Keywords: Corrective Feedback, Vocabulary, Second Language, Achievement


Effect of corrective feedback on the development of vocabulary in the acquisition of second language at secondary level was the main purpose of this study. The study utilized an experimental design, specifically a (pre-test post-test equivalent group design). Sample consisted of 30 students in each group, selected on their pre-test scores. Experimental group received corrective feedback during an eight-week period, while the control group followed the same lessons but with the conventional teaching. Results also indicated that application of corrective feedback strategy was beneficial for the vocabulary development of experimental group contrarily to control group. These findings implied that integrating ‘‘corrective feedback’’ a type of feedback in language teaching practices can effectively enhance students' language proficiency in public sector schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Therefore, the study recommends that language teachers in public sector schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa should adopt corrective feedback strategies into their teaching practices to improve their students' overall language proficiency, including vocabulary development.