Fossilized Errors in TEFL

If you’re a TEFL teacher then chances are you have had to deal with Fossilized Errors in your classroom, especially if you deal with older students or those past the Beginners‏ stage. Basically a fossilized error is a mistake a student has made so many times...

D’oh! And Another Mistake!

This is an interesting idea for a lesson which helps with checking reading comprehension. It also introduces some good listening practice. After you have worked on a text with your class you will want to make sure they understand it. Quite simply you can read it back...

Correcting Work in TEFL

The best way to correct a student’s written work is not necessarily the most obvious. If you’ve been to a traditional school then you will have probably had your homework corrected in full by your teachers – all the mistakes pointed out and the...

Correcting Spoken English

Correcting Spoken English is the way in which student errors are corrected as they are speaking‏‎. Before beginning though, remember that all students will make mistakes. It is part and parcel of learning a language (and bear in mind that children learning their first...