Spelling errors of EFL students An insight into curriculum development

SHEIKHA ALI, SALIM AL-BREIKI (2015) Spelling errors of EFL students An insight into curriculum development. In: Second International Conference on Advances In Economics, Social Science and Human Behaviour Study - ESSHBS 2015, 28-29 August, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand.

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The purpose of this study was to explore the types of the spelling errors students of grade ten make and to find out whether there were any significant differences between males and females with respect to the types of the spelling errors made. The sample of the study included 90 grade ten students from four different schools in Oman. The researcher collected the research data via using a test that consisted of two questions: a dictation question of 70 words with a contextualizing sentence and a free writing task. The misspellings were classified into nine different types. The findings revealed that the most common spelling errors among Omani grade ten students were vowel substitution, then came vowel omission in the second place and consonant substitution in the third place. Male students omitted more vowels than female students while females made more true word errors than their male counterparts. In light of the findings, the study presents some recommendations for curriculum development and suggestions for further studies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: types of spelling errors, errors, ESL/EFL, error analysis
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2019 06:33
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2019 06:33
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/1592

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