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Algerian high school students’ perceptions of the challenges of learning english as a second foreign language

Lebci, Zahra and Al-Hidabi, Dawood Abdulmalek Yahya (2017) Algerian high school students’ perceptions of the challenges of learning english as a second foreign language. Asian Academic Research Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 4 (5 (MAY 2017)). pp. 148-164. ISSN 2278-859X

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Abstract

This paper reports the outcome of a study carried out in four Algerian high schools with 240 Students to obtain a deeper insight into their perceptions of challenges that they are facing in Learning English as a Second Foreign Language in the classroom, in addition, to see whether the gender plays a vital role in challenges. Quantitative data were collected by means of students’ questionnaire. The results have shown that the majority of the respondents agree that all, except for one of the statements, which was "I think of a sentence in French first and then translate it into English" contribute to the challenges as English Language learners in Algeria. Hence, it can be concluded that there are six main challenges faced by Algerian students in learning English as a Second Foreign Language. These challenges are the lack of vocabulary in writing, the insufficient amount of speaking lessons to improve speaking skills, the time taken to recall exact pronunciation while giving the explanation, grammar problems in writing, oral fluency while presenting and the lack of confidence in reading in class.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7695/62815
Uncontrolled Keywords: English as Second Foreign Language, Algerian High School Students.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (principles and practices)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1555 Elementary or public school education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Depositing User: Professor Abdulmalek Yahya Al-Hidabi Dawood
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 16:53
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 22:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62815

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