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Error Correction: Tips and Techniques for Language Teachers

Monday, March 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Error Correction: Tips and Techniques for Language Teachers

Presented by Dr. Nikki Ashcraft, Associate Teaching Professor, Online M.Ed. Program in TESOL, University of Missouri

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Errors are a natural and expected part of language learning, yet if learners’ errors are never corrected, they can become fossilized in their speech and writing. Language teachers face a number of dilemmas when it comes to addressing learner errors in the classroom. It can be hard to know which errors should be corrected, when to correct them, or what techniques to use so that learners receive the most benefit from the correction efforts. In this edWebinar, Dr. Nikki Ashcraft assists teachers in developing a repertoire of error-correction techniques that can be used to provide feedback to learners on their spoken and written language production.

She discusses:

  • Teacher and student beliefs around error correction, including cultural influences
  • The use of different error-correction techniques and what research tells us about the effectiveness of each
  • Criteria for choosing between available error-correction techniques to meet the needs of diverse learners and achieve lesson goals
  • When and how often to correct errors
  • How to communicate a philosophy of error correction to learners

Whether you teach a second or a foreign language, this recorded edWebinar will help you make the most of error-correction opportunities to support your learners’ language acquisition. This presentation will be of interest to preK-12 teachers and school and district leaders.

Dr. Nikki AshcraftAbout the Presenter

Nikki Ashcraft, Ph.D. is an associate teaching professor in the online M.Ed. program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the University of Missouri, where she enjoys working with teachers in classrooms around the world. During her TESOL career, Dr. Ashcraft has taught English and trained teachers in the United States, Mexico, Chile, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Ashcraft is a past chair of the TESOL International Association’s Teacher Educator Interest Section (TEIS) and the author of Lesson Planning (TESOL Press, 2014).

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The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program at the University of Missouri offers a Master of Education degree, a Graduate Certificate, and course work toward Missouri K-12 ESOL certification. Course work is completed 100% online.


Monday, March 4, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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