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Teaching speech acts to EFL college-level Omani learners: requests and refusals
In the Sultanate of Oman, English is highly required by the educational institutions and the job market. However, research has revealed that university graduates suffer from lack of communication skills that deter them ...
Easing constraints on L2 readers: a blueprint for teaching native texts to high-intermediate non-native speakers
Reading can be frustrating and alienating for second language (L2) learners, but it is crucial to surviving in an L2 environment ? especially an academic environment. According to Grabe and Stoller (2002, p. 76), a reader ...
Biography writing in English as a foreign language
This paper examines narrative writing in English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms, and then presents a series of lesson plans for teaching how to write biographies as factual narratives. These lesson plans would ...
An English speaking orientation program for building and learning American culture
Due to recent globalization trends, English communication has become an important skill for South Korea. The knowledge of English helps students to succeed in academic performance and to obtain employment. Thus, many Korean ...