Mistakes in writing in German as a foreign language. An empirical research on a case of Slovene students of German studies

  • Doris Mlakar Gračner University of Maribor
Keywords: writing, German as a foreign language, mistakes, problematic areas, writing competence

Abstract

This article deals with the analysis of mistakes made by Slovene students of German Studies while writing a fairy tale in German.
The main aim of the empirical research is to identify those areas (orthographical plane, syntactic-morphological plane and lexico-semantic plane) where the students make the most mistakes. We investigated which mistakes in each specific area appear more than once and what the reasons for these are.
The results of the empirical research are of great importance for teachers as well as for authors of student course books for learning German, since they identify problematic areas in writing, thus enabling teachers of German to focus on these.

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Published
2018-12-28
How to Cite
Mlakar Gračner, D. (2018). Mistakes in writing in German as a foreign language. An empirical research on a case of Slovene students of German studies. Journal for Foreign Languages, 10(1), 219-237. https://doi.org/10.4312/vestnik.10.219-237
Section
Didactics of Foreign Languages