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Development of Error Analysis

Development of Error Analysis

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DEVELOPMENT OF ERROR ANALYSIS MARKING TOOL FOR MARKING ESL WRITING AT IHLS
 
01-01-02-SF0092Prof. Madya Dr. Saadiyah DarusDr. Nazlia Omar Dr. Tg Nor Rizan Tg MaasumProf. Madya Dr. Siti Hamin StapaDr. Mohd Juzaiddin Abdul Aziz
ABSTRACT
Writing in a second language is not an easy task. Research have shown that ESL learnerswrite differently from native English speakers (NES). Errors in second language (L2) arean important construct that is central to L2 writing. Written errors made by adult L2learners are often quite different from those made by NES. Marking essays written by L2learners could be an overwhelming task and time consuming for lecturers especiallywhen classes become larger. Larger classes reduce opportunities for learners’ feedback on written work and learners in turn may have little contact with their lecturers. With thedevelopment of automated essay marking systems, opportunities for learners’ essayfeedback could be increased and their writing quality improved. 400 essays written byundergraduate students who enrolled in Written Communication course at the School of Language Studies and Linguistic, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, UniversitiKebangsaan Malaysia were analysed using Markin 3.1. This poster illustrates anapproach for developing an automated marking tool for tenses in English as secondlanguage (ESL) and introduces heuristics and rule-based approach to detect grammaticalerrors in tenses. Based on the observation of English sentence structure and grammar, the

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