Implications of Interlanguage Error Analysis and Research on English Language Testing and Teaching

Ning MI


Abstract Writing ability is important for English learners. But for most Chinese learners, even advanced learners, many errors have been made during writing compositions. This paper is a tentative analysis on writing errors in composit ions written by graduate students at Qufu Normal University and suggests some possible reasons which cause these errors. Finally, this paper sheds light on implications for English teaching and testing.

Key words: writing; error analysis; implication; teaching and testing


writing; error analysis; implication; teaching and testing

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