'Fire your proofreader!' Grammar correction in the writing classroom

Sang Keun Shin

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This article critically reviews the usefulness of grammar correction in second language writing instruction through the eyes of five second-language writers. It first examines the validity of four teaching principles that appear to influence how writing instructors approach error correction in classrooms and concludes with discussions as to why grammar correction is necessary for second-language writers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-365
Number of pages8
JournalELT Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2008


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