An Analysis of the spoken Errors Committed by EFL Iraqi Learners At the university level


  • Mutar Sabeeh Naser Department of English University of Thi Qar/ College of Education


This study investigates the spoken  errors committed by the Iraqi EFL learners. The sample consists of forty students, fourth stage  who study English at the  department of English Thi-Qar university college of education for humanities, they had same level of education, from both sexes ( male and female) and they  are of a similar age. The instrument used for this study is a recorded lectures in a course of linguistics. The recorded lectures are first transcribed and then analyzed. The results of the study show that most  recurrent errors are those in tenses, morphology, prepositions, articles, verbs, and relative pronouns. This study sheds light on the process through which  students internalize  English  grammatical rules. By analyzing EFL learners' errors, we can gain some insights into future course design or types of remedial instruction. In addition ,the  proper treatment to the errors. Also, we can give some comprehensive and considerate feedback to the learners and eventually help them achieve successful learning.