Composition writing is a crucial component in assessing students’ mastery and proficiency of English language across all levels of the Ghanaian educational system. In this study, we sought to identify the impact of errors on the student-teachers’ written communication in Colleges of Education in Ghana. The study purposed to determine how the errors affected the students’ written communication. A qualitative approach, with a case study design was used for the study. The study targeted second-year College of Education students in Jasikan and St. Teresa’s Colleges of Education, with a total of 100 students and 5 tutors randomly and purposively sampled respectively. Text analyses and a semi-structured interview were employed to collect data and the data were analyzed thematically. It was found that these errors have significant impact on students’ written communication. Student-teachers’ errors transcend onto pupils in class and students’ communication is often not clear.
Citation: Silas Afeadie and Samuel Bruce Kpeglo (2022) Impact of Errors on the College of Education Students’ Written Communication, International Journal of English Language Teaching, Vol.10, No.1, pp., 23-34
Developing Productive Transferable CommunicationSkills among ESP Learners Developing Productive Transferable Communication Skills among ESP Learners (Published)
The demand for English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is expanding with the continuing increase of international communication in various fields, especially in countries where English is taught as a foreign language. ESP students need to be trained well to develop transferable oral and written communication skills in English. A proposed unit is designed by the researcher to develop transferable communication skills of a group of ESP learners at King Marriott Higher Institute for Computer Science, Alex., Egypt. Participants of the study sat for a pre-post oral/written communication skills test. Independent samples t-test proved that treatment was effective. The researcher comes to the conclusion that the training on transferable communication skills is ideal since it permits ESP learners to fundamentally enhance their oral and written communication skills as well as apply the content knowledge in the field of their professional practices