Error Correction in a Communicative Class. Katherine C. FitzSimons English Language Fellow Guayaquil, Ecuador 2008-2009 09 4664 358 celular [email protected] Do you agree with this statement?. “We learn by making mistakes.”. Creating an Environment in Which Mistakes are OK.
“We learn by making mistakes.”
Gets answer from same student
Says answer was wrong
Provides model of correct answer
Indicates error with rising intonation
Says what was wrong
Asks students to repeat correct answer
Uses gestures or facial expressions to indicate wrong answer
Asks for the rule
Provides correct language naturally in passingWhat techniques did the teacher use in dialogues 1-6?
NOTE: Mistakes are different from errors because they are not repeated often. The student knows the rule but simply forgets it temporarily.
Error correction depends on many factors including:
Which type is the best? Why?
The teacher can be:
What do these terms mean?
Which one is best? Why?
(Ferris et al., 2000; Ferris & Helt, 2000; Frantzen, 1995; Lalande, 1982; Lee, 1997; Robb et al., 1986).