A Corpus-Based Study on the Vocabulary Errors in CET-4 Writing and Its Pedagogical Implications

Yanjuan HUO

Abstract


With the rapid development of computer science today, our teaching has been changed from traditional education with a single means or method to modern classroom teaching with scientific way of imparting knowledge. As the enormous corpora have been introduced, the investigation and analysis of common errors made by Chinese learners seems valuable both to teachers and researchers. CET-4 (College English Test 4), the comprehensive evaluation of target language proficiency of Chinese students, plays a crucial role whose passing rate exerting influence on college English teaching. Therefore, analyzing errors made by students in CET-4 can give a valuable and significant reference to EFL (English Foreign Language) teaching and learning in China.


Keywords


CET-4; CLEC; Corpus; EFL

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/n

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