Saturday, March 3, 2012

ERROR CORRECTION (#EFL AND #iTDi TWEETS)

Thoughts and tweets I wanted to record and share! Feel free to comment!


Now on: Amazing  Community Webinar, “Error Correction”. The link to the event:  Such an enjoyable conversation!


Motivation is more important than correcting mistakes. By on  community webinar.   


How do you correct 'My sister has got a long hair'? Straightaway or indirectly? Question introduced by  in  webinar.




There is evidence that corrective feedback helps learners.   webinar


 in  webinar: Young learners can be allowed to make more mistakes in order to be encouraged to be more creative. 

What about errors in exam classes, though? Since I teach such classes a lot, I have to be strict & expect Ss' output to be accurate.


 in  webinar: It is easier for me to teach students to be accurate rather than have something interesting to say. 

Teacher should correct without breaking the flow of the conversation. Ss self-repair without losing the track of the conversation. 


This is what experienced teachers progressively learn to do: correct Ss on the spot without distracting them. Via  on 

Fossilization is a myth. By  on  webinar.


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Interesting interactions with other twitterers:


Christina: How do you correct 'My sister has got a long hair'? Straightaway or indirectly? Question introduced by  in  webinar.


Morrica:  In passing, by using the correct form in my reply 

Chistina:  That's the best way to handle it in my humble opinion, too, Morrica!


Morrica:  Allows for the student to learn the correct phrase while keeping face and continuing the conversation at the same time


Christina:  Exactly! Keeping face is important, as well. All age groups may feel embarrassed after an abrupt correction. 


Morrica:  So true!


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Christina: There is evidence that corrective feedback helps learners.  webinar


Norman:  feedback is the key to learning....that is why video games are so effective....feedback is immediate!!!!


Christina:  Good point! Feedback is also given in multiple ways; it is visual, auditory and kinaesthetic at times.


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