Error Analysis of Chinese Learners of the Korean Language: Focus on Analysis of Vocabulary

중국어 모어 화자의 한국어 학습자의 쓰기에 나타난 오류 분석 -어휘 오류를 중심으로-

  • Noh, Byung-ho (Division of Korean teachers, Dong shin University)
  • 노병호 (동신대학교 인문사회과학대학 한국어교원학과)
  • Received : 2015.09.12
  • Accepted : 2015.10.20
  • Published : 2015.10.31


The aim of study is to present a better teaching strategy to reduce writing errors of Chinese learners of Korean language after finding out what reasons of errors were after analyzing of their writing errors in Korean language. Analyzed contents were writhing in Korean language of 'how I think Korean', 'about Chinese and Korean culture', 'friends' and analyzed what errors were occurred. The vocabulary errors frequencies were counted by the criteria which was set by a researcher. The results were as follows. The frequency of substitute error was the most and were followed by spelling error, wrong type error, omission error and adding error. It is suggested when we teach Korean Language to Chinese learners and develop text for them, the vocabularies should be presented with examples of how to be used in context instead of presenting only vocabulary on the text. It would be a better way to reduce writing errors of Chinese learners of Korean language.


Korean culture;Korean language;error;Educational measures;Convergence;Society


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