Volume 7 Issue 3 (2018)

Place of Error Correction in English Language Teaching

pp. 189-199  |  Published Online: September 2018  |  DOI: 10.22521/edupij.2018.73.3

Ali Akbar Khansir, Farhad Pakdel


This review paper is intended to discuss the function, objective and aim of correction as a language strategy in English language learning. In reality, correction is termed as feedback by teachers. Feedback is useful where there is a lack of knowledge, especially the failure of students to use language correctly. Error correction is not an essay and it is should be practiced as instructed by the teacher in a language teaching setting. Error correction is a way to develop competence of language learners in a second or foreign language. It can be used in order to attain conscious knowledge of a second or foreign language, and in learning the language’s rules. What is important is that errors in language speech and writing are viewed as having detrimental effects when acquiring a second or foreign language.

Keywords: errors, error correction, feedback, English language, foreign or second language


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