July 26, 2006

"How do you feel when you make a mistake?"

Many learners and teachers do their best in avoiding mistakes, when in fact we should like and welcome them. By analysing students´ mistakes teachers can observe how learning is taking place and this way through feedback help students reformulate their trials.

These are sentences taken from the book "Language Hungry" by Tim Murphey which can make us think about this topic:

"Mistakes are actually wonderful things; they can even help the learning process."

"If we´re not making mistakes, we´re not going anywhere" Gordon Forward

"Many people dream of success. To me success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection" Soichiro Honda

"If I make a mistake, it´s okay - I don´t have to be perfect."

If we want to learn English well, we have to see our mistakes as a necessary part of learning.