Monday, February 3, 2014

Error Correction Strategies

1.Explicit error correction

–State it’s an error and correct it
Student: I goed to the movies yesterday. Teacher: We don’t say “goed,” we say “went.”

2.Recast

–Say it correctly but keep flow going
Student: I seed it yesterday.
Teacher: Oh, you saw it yesterday?

3.Clarification request

Student: I saw the movie Gladiator yesterday.
Teacher: Excuse me, you saw what movie?

4.Metalinguistic feedback

Student: I seed it yesterday.
Teacher: Is seed the past tense of saw?

5.Elicitation

Student: Yesterday with friends I saw a ummm….
Teacher: What do we call a video on a big screen?

6.Repetition

Student: I seed it yesterday.
Teacher: You seed it?


Error treatment in English