Correction of English in the mainstream classroom
Specifically, should the mainstream teacher correct the ESL student's grammar (written and spoken), pronunciation, and spelling?
- Some students/parents might feel the teacher is in dereliction of duty if mistakes are not corrected.
It might help some students avoid making the same mistakes in the future.
- It is generally not effective, and wastes both the teacher and the students' time.
- It can draw unwelcome attention to the ESL student.
- It places too much emphasis on form, at the expense of content.