Error Analysis on the Use of the Simple Tense and the Simple Past Tense in Writing Essays Among TESL College Students

Ahmad Taufik Hidayah, Abdullah (2013) Error Analysis on the Use of the Simple Tense and the Simple Past Tense in Writing Essays Among TESL College Students. International Journal of Education and Research, 1 (12). pp. 1-12. ISSN 2201-6740

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Errors committed by students learning english language can happen in any level. This research focuses on college students taking a diploma course in Teaching of English as a second language (TESL).Objectives of this study are to identify the areas where students commit most errors on the use of the simple present tense and the simple past tense , to find out some sources of errors and subsequently try finding ways to solve the errors. Methodology used is by using document analysis where error analysis procedures are applied. Instruments used in this research are by using essay writing questions. Research samples consisted of 53 students taking diploma in TESL. These students were selected randomly. Analysis of the data used Error Analysis Method. From the findings, it can be seen that many students committed errors involving grammatical items, such as subject-verb agreement, tenses, parts of speech and vocabularies. Types of errors committed by the students with regard to Error Analysis Method are due to omission, addition, misinformation and misordering. Some factors have been identified to contribute to the problem such as : lack of knowledge and competence of the English grammar, influence of the mother tongue, loan words and lack of exposure of the English language. Some suggestions and recommendations have been made to address this problem. They include giving ample exercises and practices to students, giving some teaching techniques to the teachers to be implemented in class. All these efforts are meant for remedies to solve the problem in writing English essays with respect to the use of correct simple present tense and simple past tense.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Error Analysis, Simple Present Tense, Simple Past Tense, English
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Languages & Communication
Depositing User: Syahmi Manaf
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2022 04:49
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2022 04:49

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