La reparación en la interacción oral de estudiantes de ELE: comparación entre interacciones de práctica en el aula e interacciones en contextos de evaluación

  • Laura Acosta Ortega Translation and Language Sciences, Universtat Pompeu Fabra
Palabras clave: interactional competence, oral interaction, repair, learning of Spanish as a foreign language


Based on the concept of interactional competence (Hellermann, 2008; Seedhouse, 2004; Walsh, 2011; Young, 2008), our study analyzes how learners of Spanish as a foreign language in a B2 level manage repair in oral interaction in language classrooms. We understand repair as “the treatment of trouble in talk ininteraction” (Young, 2008, p. 49). A corpus of eleven interactions between students in the classroom is analyzed through the perspective of Conversation
Analysis. The interactions were collected in different kinds of tasks in the language classroom. In our analysis we compare interactions produced in practice
activities and interactions collected during assessment. The findings in this study show a tendency to manage repair in classroom oral interaction as it would be done in normal conversation. Regarding the different contexts of our corpus, we observe that, in interactions produced in assessment contexts, speakers try to protect their interlocutor’s face and their own face by avoiding to make repairs.