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Oral Presentation Errors of Malaysian Students in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Course

Muhamad, Ainon Jariah and Ahamad Shah, Mohamed Ismail and Engku Ibrahim, Engku Haliza and Sarudin, Isarji and Abdul Malik, Faridah and Abdul Ghani, Rozina (2013) Oral Presentation Errors of Malaysian Students in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Course. World Applied Sciences Journal 21 (Special Issue of Studies in Language Teaching and Learning): 19-27, 2013, 21. pp. 19-27. ISSN ISSN 1818-4952

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Abstract

Abstract: This study investigates the errors English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students made in their oral presentations. An understanding of the types of errors made by students in EAP will enable language educators to assist students in improving their oral proficiency. The errors in oral presentations of 32 students were investigated using [1] surface structure taxonomy, which specifies four main ways by which students modify the target forms, namely, misformation, misordering, addition and omission. Findings indicate that misformation accounted for the majority of the total grammatical errors identified followed by omission and addition. In addition, verb form, word form and article were found to be the three most frequent types of errors made by the students.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2044/30104
Uncontrolled Keywords: error analysis, oral presentation, English for Academic Purposes(EAP), grammatical accuracy
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD)
Depositing User: AssoProfDr Ainon Jariah Muhamad
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2013 11:22
Last Modified: 15 May 2020 01:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30104

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