An Analysis Of Intralingual Grammatical Errors Made EFL Students

  • Nurpita Sari Universitas Lambung Mangkurat
  • Fatchul Mu’in Universitas Lambung Mangkurat
  • Moh. Yamin Universitas Lambung Mangkurat
Keywords: Grammar, EFL Students, Intralingual


Grammar is one of several skills needed to be mastered when studying English. EFL learners make an error when they learn about English grammar. There are two kinds of errors that mostly occurred; interlingual and intralingual. This study was intended to discover the intralingual errors that occurred from EFL learners at Lambung Mangkurat University English Department batch 2015. Qualitative method and Descriptive design were implemented for this study, while the chosen population was EFL learners in Lambung Mangkurat University English Department batch 2015 who have taken structure I and II class, which consisted of 83 students. As for the sample, the researcher chose 74 EFL learners to participate. The used instrument was a written test. The EFL learners were asked to do the test three times with one week interim each. The intralingual errors found in EFL learners’ work analyzed based on Non Contrastive approach was the data collected in this study. The result of the study showed that ignorance of rule restriction is the most intralingual error produced with 32.7% frequency. Besides, it was also found out that EFL learners’ main problem was due to contrasts between the EFL learners’ L1 and L2 that they currently learned, which is English. Hence, it was suggested that EFL learners better pay more attention to English grammatical rules as well as practice more in using them so that they could be more aware of them.