Mersin Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi (Jan 2014)

Contribution of Error Analysis to Foreign Language Teaching

  • Vacide Erdoğan

DOI
https://doi.org/10.17860/efd.22900
Journal volume & issue
Vol. 1, no. 2
p. 0

Abstract

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It is inevitable that learners make mistakes in the process of foreign language learning.However, what is questioned by language teachers is why students go on making the same mistakeseven when such mistakes have been repeatedly pointed out to them. Yet not all mistakes are the same;sometimes they seem to be deeply ingrained, but at other times students correct themselves with ease.Thus, researchers and teachers of foreign language came to realize that the mistakes a person made inthe process of constructing a new system of language is needed to be analyzed carefully, for theypossibly held in them some of the keys to the understanding of second language acquisition. In thisrespect, the aim of this study is to point out the significance of learners’ errors for they provideevidence of how language is learned and what strategies or procedures the learners are employing inthe discovery of language.

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