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Md. Mizanur Rahman Babu, Rubina Akhter

A Comparative Study on Self-Correction, Peer-Correction, and Teacher-Correction in the Language Classroom


Self-correction, Peer-correction, teacher-correction, Factors, Comparison,


This subjective inquiry aims to find out the effective correction techniques and used correction techniques of errors of the language learner so that it can be understood which techniques of correction teachers/educators may follow in the language classroom. This study used a quantitative method where one hundred forty-one participants (131 students and 10 teachers) took part in the questionnaire survey. Based on their opinions it has been found that most of the students focused on self-correction techniques behind the improvements in their learning skills. On the other hand, most teachers select self-correction techniques which can mostly promote good teaching and learning. They also ascertain that self-correction should be widely used in the language classroom. The majority of numbers prove that self-correction techniques play an effective role in correcting errors in the language classroom. Examining the number of participants it has been found that if the learners are encouraged to use the self-correction technique in their oral communication skills too, they can enhance their language learning ability since speaking is one of the most important language skills for a learner, in speaking self-correction technique may be a long term goal of the students through which they can become more accurate and less reliant on teacher feedback or any other techniques of correction.

About the Author

Md. Mizanur Rahman Babu is a lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS), Bangladesh. He has been teaching Applied Linguistics and ELT for three years at UITS. He is also a poet, reciter, lyricist and short story writer. His book containing his poems entitled ‘Three Boitar Dingi Vasai’ has been published recently. His current research interests include learners’ error, bilingualism and language learning, second language writing systems, teachers’ education, remote learning, young learners’ learning strategies, use of technology in teaching and learning and sociolinguistics.
Rubina Akhter is a final year student in the Department of English at the University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS). She has a great enthusiasm for building her teaching career and that has created her interest in the research ground. Her research interest includes various issues related to English language teaching and second language acquisition.

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