• 1Nazia Ismail, 2Zafar Iqbal Bhatti, 3Rida Sarfraz,4 Faiza Abid, 5Kulsoom Najam
Keywords: ELT, Error Analysis, Second Language, Foreign Language


The paper aims to explore the mistakes of students who learn English as a second and foreign language. Most of the time, errors are considered flaws or foibles that are cause of perturbation, agitation and embarrassment. In fact, errors are like a gadget that can be used to rectify the mistakes of learners while acquiring English as L2. Moreover, the study elaborates the attitude of students towards errors and mistakes that they commit in learning process of English as L2. Error analysis is a tool that gives a road map not only to teachers but also to students to learn from their mistakes. Error analysis is also pivotal for the tutors to enable them to devise new teaching strategies and make proper planning for better learning process and to teach English to students in better and organized way. The present work depends on the syntactic analysis of students’ written composition and on the questionnaire delineated to the students of BS (Bachelor Science) to collect data in the sequel of peculiarity of error analysis. The findings and the discovery of the study endorse that students need to learn proper syntactic structure, linguistic precision and parts of speech.L1 of the learners also influence the learning curve of L2. The examination further recommends the proper spoken expression, listening skill and reading ability for refined written project as language learning is an intricate system of different building blocks.


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How to Cite
1Nazia Ismail, 2Zafar Iqbal Bhatti, 3Rida Sarfraz,4 Faiza Abid, 5Kulsoom Najam. (2020). THE ROLE OF ERROR ANALYSIS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING ENGLISH AS FOREIGN AND SECOND LANGUAGE. Epistemology, 6(1), 123-146. Retrieved from