Dealing with Fossilized Errors while Teaching Grammar

Alexandra Nozadze


The article is dedicated to the grammatical error fossilization: history of study, definition, classification, and treatment. A survey of Georgian (non-native-speakers of English) teachers opinions on the issues of error fossilization is offered. The author comes to conclusion that grammatical error fossilization is a serious problem which should be treated on a regular basis, however, in case of effective teaching methods this is a soluble problem.

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