- For Teachers
There are many problems associated with error correction in the EFL classroom. For example, every student wants to improve their accuracy but not every student likes being corrected. Another common problem is that students and teachers often disagree on the amount of error correction that there should be in class. As should be clear from these two examples, for most teachers today it is not a case of deciding whether there should be error correction or not, but the much more difficult task of getting the amount of error correction just right for each individual level, age group, nationality, personality type, learning style etc. To help with this, below is a list of signs that you might not have the right balance of error correction in your classes yet and some hints on how to adjust your lesson planning accordingly.
Possible signs that you are correcting too many student errors
Possible signs that you aren't correcting enough student errors
Other possible signs that you haven't got the balance right
Ways of making sure you use the right amount of error correction
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Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com