Thornbury tells us that ‘correction is a form of feedback, when the teacher or another student provides the correct version of an error, either spoken or written.’ (2017:67). Although there are different attitudes to error, few would disagree that helping students understand and correct (some of?) their errors is an important part of our practice.
In this talk, we’ll briefly discuss different attitudes to error and error correction, and discuss the following:
- Error vs mistake;
- When to correct learners;
- How to correct learners’ speaking and writing – some techniques;
- Self-correction and peer correction.
And much more.
*The quote above is from Scott Thornbury’s The New A-Z of ELT, published by Macmillan in 2017.