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Writing Errors and First Language Interference. Edition No. 1 - Product Image

Writing Errors and First Language Interference. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1911592
  • March 2009
  • 60 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House

English has long been an important foreign language
in Hong Kong. For decades English has been
considered a means by which higher levels of
learning can be acquired and has been made a
compulsory subject in the secondary and tertiary
levels of education. English teachers in Hong Kong
are aware of the students’ English learning
situation. One particular concern is the fact that
students exhibit undesirable consistency in
committing the same types of errors from one essay
to another markedly. The main idea of the present
study is primarily based on Error Analysis to
investigate the types and frequency of writing
errors made by two groups of students with distinct
levels and its relationship with their first
language. This is essential to foreign language
learning because a genuine understanding of the
nature and causes of errors will minimize the
effects of interference. It is also hoped that,
albeit the small size of this study, the results can
provide appropriate explanations to unfold Chinese
students' difficulties in English syntax.

Man , Wing Hang Jeffrey.
Currently I'm teaching English language courses at tertiary
level. I got my Master of Education and Master degree in TESOL
from University of Wollongong, Australia and University of
Lancaster, UK respectively. My research interests lie on the
interface of Second Language Acquisition, particularly the
contemporary teaching methodology.

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