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Volume 11 : 2 February 2011
ISSN 1930-2940

Managing Editor: M. S. Thirumalai, Ph.D.
Editors: B. Mallikarjun, Ph.D.
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A New Tone in ELT - Positive Uses of Translation in
Remedial Teaching and Learning

K. Balamurugan, M.A., M.Phil., M.B.A.


This research paper tries to bring out the status of the higher secondary students' language ability and translation skill. It is an outcome of the result of an experiment work conducted with a view to developing the learner's translation skill.

Language is essentially a tool for communication. The prime need of the learner is to acquire an ability to understand and be understood in his mother tongue as well as in the second language.

1. Error Analysis

Error analysis is a tool teachers may use to facilitate remedial learning. Error analysis helps the teacher to enrich his or her method of teaching. The teacher can understand the problem faced by the students and he or she can go in for remedial measures so that the students do better in subsequent attempts. The behaviorists warn teachers against allowing the learners to practice their mistakes.

Learners' mistakes should be corrected and the correction should not be delayed or postponed. Otherwise such errors will be fossilized. The errors committed by a group of students can be collected and they can be categorized. The reason for these errors can be thought over. Finally a solution for remedial work can be chalked out.

2. Remedial Teaching

Successful teachers correct the errors of the students when they occur. Learning strategies must arrange for appropriate teaching situations so as to prevent errors. The principle of early detection, prevention and remediation should be followed to accelerate the process of language development.

It is prudent on the part of the teacher who performs remedial teaching to boost the students' morale and help them gain and improve self-confidence. Their success should be emphasized and failure minimized and corrected with a positive attitude.

Translation exercises done by the students can be exploited by the second language teacher for error analysis and remedial teaching.

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K. Balamurugan M.A, M.Phil., M.A., M.B.A, PGCTE, PGDTM MELTAI
Department of English
Bharathiyar College of Engineering & Technology
Union Territory of Puducherry, India

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