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31 Mar 2015

The issue of "error correction," particularly focused on grammar, can be a controversial topic in ESL/ELL circles.

23 Mar 2015

As a CELTA tutor, one of the main areas I notice candidates struggle with is what to do after a task is complete.

23 Mar 2015

Correcting people’s mistakes is not a very natural thing to do.

  • A number of studies suggest that correction - either through prompts that point out the error to a student and require an immediate attempt at a "repair" or through "recasts" when teachers rephrase correctly what the student said - can be a useful...
  • As a CELTA tutor, one of the main areas I notice candidates struggle with is what to do after a task is complete. How many times have you moved on to a new activity and the students are still asking questions about the previous one? Feedback is...
  • Correcting people’s mistakes is not a very natural thing to do. It sometimes feels rude or uncomfortable, and we might well feel quite awkward about doing it. In what situation, other than in a classroom, do we stop people from talking and tell them...