The Error Correction Debate

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There is no doubt that error correction is one of the most important part in teaching foreing languages. There are a lot of researches over it. In the article “Some thoughts on Anthony Bruton’s critique of the correction debate (Truscott, 2010)” I found that, there are two main perspective in this matter. Anthony Bruton- one of the researchers who encouraged correction. For him, correction is a good thing to do. Therefore, he dismissed the case against correction. This position based on arguments that uncorrected students do not improve. He called the debate “ is a rather tedious sterile academic debate” and “has had harmful effects on other aspects of writing instruction”. However, he did not support any evidence for these claims. In contrast, …show more content…
First of all, we need to distinguish the differences between errors and mistakes. Mistakes are usually accidental. Sometimes, we know that we make mistakes immediately after we use the language and then, we feel regret for having made mistakes. Errors are usually made because we are lack of knowledge. Errors are also made systematically. As an English teacher, we do not need to correct all students mistakes. Because I think that mistakes are good. Learners can learn a lot when they make mistakes. That is the chance for them to explore and try new things such as they can try to use a new structure, a new phrases or a new vocabulary. If the learners try new thing; However, they are always corrected by the teacher, incidentally, teacher lose their motivation to write. When they are accosted to the language as much as enough. They can correct the mistakes by …show more content…
If learners learn language by the bottom of their heart. They learn English because they want to use the language to their target purposes like to communicate with foreigners, to satisfy their passion for learning foreign languages. These learners will have more attention and awareness to study than the others. In this case, teacher should not correct all of their paper. Just let them make mistakes, and then let them read and listen more the datas that contain their mistakes. The more they approach to the languge, the more they can self-correcting mistakes. However, if the learners want to learn the language to pass the exam, teacher should correct their papers carefully. They need to be pointed out the mistakes which must be corrected exactly. Besides, teacher also should give them some tips or advice about what they should write to get high score such as some sentences need to transfer in passive voice. If the paper has too many single sentences, teacher should guide learners to combine them into compound or complex sentences. The examiners properly appreciate the papers which are variety genre of

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