الأحد، 11 أكتوبر، 2015

Assessing English Syntactic Structures Experienced by Secondary Schools Students in Sudan A Case Study of Oumdrman Locality (2013-2014)

Assessing English Syntactic Structures Experienced by Secondary Schools Students in Sudan A Case Study of Oumdrman Locality (2013-2014)



Assessing English Syntactic Structures Experienced by Sudanese Female Students atSecondary Schools, (2013-2014
)
Omer Elsheikh Hago
 Department of Languages &TranslationTaibah University, Saudi Arabia&
Mrs. Mai Hassan Ahmed Ali
AbstractThis study is restricted to assess writing performance in the Sudanese female students atsecondary schools at Omdurman locality, Aluola secondary school for girls, in the academic year2013
 – 
 2014. It aims at investigating the English syntactic structures experienced by SudaneseStudents at secondary schools. The researcher used the analytical descriptive method in thisstudy and a test as a tool for collecting data. The sample of the study was about ninety ninestudents at secondary schools in the academic year (2013-2014). After the analysis of the typesof errors made by the subjects, the study has come out with many findings. The major problem
 behind the students‟ errors is the mother tongue interference. The Sudanese learners of English
in general seem not to have an adequate proficiency in understanding the meaning and semanticswhen they express themselves in English syntactic structures. Students need a supplementarymethod in order to express themselves accurately. Finally the researcher has recommendedcertain areas such as: Teachers and students should be aware of the importance of writing inrelation to other skills. Activating English literature lessons and providing a library for extraactivities. Students need enough time to practice writing in the class room because the timeallotted for teaching English is not matched to the content of the syllabus designed. Studentsshould be prepared to use the language for a variety of purposes beyond the classroom.
 Keywords
: assessment, English syntax, errors analysis
https://www.academia.edu/9773458/Assessing_English_Syntactic_Structures_Experienced_by_Secondary_Schools_Students_in_Sudan_A_Case_Study_of_Oumdrman_Locality_2013-2014_

THE PRONUNCIATION PROBLEMS FACED BY SAUDI EFL LEARNERS AT SECONDARY SCHOOLS

THE PRONUNCIATION PROBLEMS FACED BY SAUDI EFL LEARNERS AT SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Omer Elsheikh Hago Elmahdi, Waquar Ahmad Khan

ABSTRACT


This study investigates the difficulties of English pronunciation encountered by Saudi secondary school learners when pronouncing English consonants. It also aims to shed light on the area of English consonant clusters system. The instruments used for collecting data and information included were questionnaires, classroom observations and document collections. The results show that the participants had difficulties to pronounce eleven consonant sounds. The results also demonstrate that a great number of the participants, unintentionally insert a vowel sound in English syllable to break up consonant clusters. This study provides some useful pedagogical implications to prevent and cure English pronunciation problems.

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http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/elr/issue/view/417

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