THE EFFECTIVENESS OF METALINGUISTICS INDIRECT WRITTEN FEEDBACK CORRECTIVE IN SPANISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
ABSTRACT The proposal of Written Corrective Feedback (WCF) strategies that aim at improving writing accuracy requires research that examines the short and long term effects of receiving versus not receiving WCF. This article presents a longitudinal experimental study with pre-test/post-test (immediate and delayed) and control group with the aim of evaluating the effectiveness of direct and indirect metalinguistic WCF in diminishing errors in A2 and B1 learners of Spanish as FL. Treated errors correspond to accentual orthography, prepositions and grammatical concordance. The findings indicate that the WCF resulted in being more effective rather than not working without such linguistic support.