Malaysian tertiary ESL students' writing errors and their implications on english language teaching / Siti Zawani Mehat and Lilliati Ismail

Mehat, Siti Zawani and Ismail, Lilliati (2021) Malaysian tertiary ESL students' writing errors and their implications on english language teaching / Siti Zawani Mehat and Lilliati Ismail. Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE), 17 (3): 8. pp. 235-242. ISSN 2600-9749

Abstract

Errors, either in writing or speaking, are common in second language production. Researchers have long been investigating English as Second Language (ESL) learners' errors because they may produce different kinds of errors than native speakers. The purpose of this study was to identify errors made by adult ESL learners and to examine the L1 interference in writing errors. Writing samples were collected from 30 students enrolled in the academic writing class in Universiti Putra Malaysia, and the errors were identified, recorded, and analyzed to determine whether they were intralingual or interlingual ones. The study results showed that most of the errors were in subject-verb agreement and verb tenses, which could be caused by first language (L1) influence. The findings of this study would shed light on the types of errors these ESL learners make and their weaknesses in using the English language. Besides, the findings could support instructors, curricula creators, and textbook writers to create and offer materials that could help learners enhance their command of the English language.

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Item Type: Article
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Mehat, Siti Zawani
ctywanie@gmail.com
Ismail, Lilliati
lilliati@upm.edu.my
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice) > Report writing. Research
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > English language
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Curriculum
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Education
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
ISSN: 2600-9749
Volume: 17
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 235-242
Keywords: Error Analysis, Intralingual, Interlingual
Date: 2021
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/53791
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