If at First You Don’t Succeed…

Abstract

This research focusses on how errors are generally regarded in the process of language learning, and more specifically in the written production. The starting point of the present work is the existing debate on the subject between Truscott and Ferris. While the former defends the necessity of abandoning all grammatical correction, the latter stands for quite the opposite enhancing the benefits that derive from such practice. The controversy generated by both authors on the matter raised the question of where language learners actually stand on the issue. This paper documents pertinent research conducted with a mixed group of English language learners at the Sección de EOI (Official School of Languages) in Laguna de Duero. The findings are unmistakably favourable to Ferris.



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Miriam Castro Huerga,Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Laguna de Duero, Secc. de EOI Valladolid, Spain

Paper Information
Conference: ECLL2014
Stream: Language education

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