|The language and tone used for error correction should be very different and distinguishable from that used when disciplining students.|
When correcting errors it is important that students understand where the error lies, and to help them remember in future.
Correction should be done as tactfully as possible to avoid embarrassment.
Don't feel the need to correct every mistake that students make, this would not only be discouraging, but also very time consuming. Concentrate on correcting just one particular thing at a time, for example, if you are working on pronunciation, allow grammar errors to go uncorrected in that lesson.
Always give the student a chance to correct himself, and give other students a chance to help him before giving the correct answer.
|There are many different ways to show and demonstrate that an error has been made without making students feel overlyself-conscious. Incorporating more gentle ways of correcting errors in class will help your students to improve their skills and not feel pressured or embarrassed when an error occurs. Read the downloadable text about different methods of error correction and then try to answer the True or False questions in the flash exercise.|
|For more exercises and advice about error correction in class, please visit our Animated Classroom. There is also a short course about correcting speaking errors in the Courses and Resources section of the Teaching Zone entitled. Click HERE to have a look!|
|distinguishable (adj.)|| ||可区别的|
|discouraging (adj.)|| ||令人气馁的|
|time consuming (adj.)|| ||耗时的|
|self-conscious (adj.)|| ||自觉的|
|incorporating (gerund)|| ||合并（动名词）|