العربية
Volume 6, Numéro 2, Pages 162-169

Foreign Language Errors’s Significance And Treatment

Authors : Amara Naimi .

Abstract

In the field of methodology, there are two schools of thought as far as learner’s errors are concerned. The first school believes that even if we achieve a perfect teaching, errors still will be committed because there would always be inadequacies of our teaching techniques. The second school ,however ; it says that since we are living in an imperfect world, errors will always occur. As such then we must find techniques for dealing with errors after they have occurred. This paper tries to shed light on the history of Contrastive Analysis and Language Interference. It explains some concepts and simplifies them to the readers in one hand, and on the other hand, it details the history of Errors Analysis and its significance in the teaching of Second/Foreign Language teaching and learning. The study is descriptive and theoretical but the researcher believes that practice stems from theory and without theory practice is useless and insignificant. Thus, if learners of English are not aware enough about the types and sources of their errors ; they will be unable to progress and find strategies to avoid or minimize the numbers of errors they commit whenever they are asked to speak or write.

Keywords

Contrastive Analysis, Errors, Errors Analysis ,Interference, ,SLA