Grammatical Error Analysis of EFL Learners’ English Writing Samples: The Case of Vietnamese Pre-intermediate Students

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https://doi.org/10.54855/ijte.23341

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error analysis, writing skill, grammatical errors

Abstract

Grammatical errors are one of the most serious problems faced by students of pre-intermediate level when they practice writing skills. Vietnamese students also struggle with grammatical errors in writing, which leads to the need to analyze their common grammatical errors in order to create a foundation for teachers to take necessary actions. 246 pieces of English writing from students of pre-intermediate level were collected and checked for grammatical errors. Then, the errors were classified to count their frequency, and they were analyzed to find out their typical features. The results showed the most common types of grammatical errors committed by Vietnamese students presented with the distinguishing features of each error type. Based on the results, language educators could work on and find a more suitable method for their students' problems.

Author Biography

  • Le Thi Trung Dinh, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Le Thi Trung Dinh is currently an English lecturer in the Faculty of Foreign Languages at Van Lang University, Vietnam. She has 7-year experience in teaching language skills, especially for tertiary students. Her research interests involve language acquisition and language skill teaching.

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07-11-2023

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Le, T. T. D. (2023). Grammatical Error Analysis of EFL Learners’ English Writing Samples: The Case of Vietnamese Pre-intermediate Students. International Journal of TESOL & Education, 3(4), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.54855/ijte.23341

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