Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies
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Most teachers use a correction code when they mark written work so that the student can do some self-correction. You can devise your own symbols but this table shows some possibilities.

Mark Error Indicated
/ A word is missing
/ Start a new sentence
// Start a new paragraph
Gr Grammar error
Sp Spelling error
P Punctuation error
Art Error with articles (a, an, the)
c/unc Countable/uncountable error (you can use a/an before countable nouns but never before uncountable noun)
Wo Wrong word order
Ww Wrong word
Wt Wrong tense
Wf Wrong form
Irreg Irregular verb
? Unclear

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Michelle Maxom has been teaching English throughout the UK and Italy since 1997 and has the Trinity Certificate and Licentiate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Formerly Director of Studies at Avalon School of English, she now trains would-be TEFL teachers and runs one-to-one and executive English courses.

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