Publication Date

2000

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Elka Todeva

Abstract

It is the premise of this paper that errors provide invaluable information for guiding teachers and learners in the process of language acquisition. They offer insights for the teacher in constructing curricula and help the students with their ingerlanguage development. Errors should not be regarded as negative indicators. They are significant guide posts in the learning process. When and how to correct errors and what errors to correct has been the focus of Error Analysis studies. In this respect this paper is no exception. Special emphasis has been laid, however, on how to translate theoretical concepts into the author’s classroom practice. The paper explores in particular the relationship between Error Analysis and curriculum development. It also considers the influence of culture in pedagogical decision making.

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | First and Second Language Acquisition