Fayez Aqel

Fayez Aqel
An-Najah National University · Department of English Language and Literature

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This study investigates the difficulties that undergraduate and graduate students of English language encounter in their interpretation and translation of English idiomatic/formulaic expressions into Arabic. Since the majority of these idiomatic expressions (referred to hereafter as IEs) in English or any other language potentially have more than o...
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Preferred Abstract (Original): This study aimed at investigating students' perceptions of the effectiveness of using non-traditional techniques to improve oral communication skills. To answer the questions of the study, a 41-item questionnaire was used to measure the perceptions of 83 students who studied the course Oral Communication at An-Najah...
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Preferred Abstract (Original): This paper explores the instructors' and students' reactions to using Arabic language in teaching English as a foreign language in the Department of English and Modem European Languages at the University of Qatar. Therefore, a two-form questionnaire was developed: one for the instructors and One. for the students. As...
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Preferred Abstract (Original): This paper seeks to shed light on some of the major areas where cross-cultural pragmatic failures occur. It fitrther argues that translation may be profitably used in EFL classes as a means of minimizing if not eradicating sllch failures.
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Preferred Abstract (Original): The factors that make for success in learning a foreign language have been thoroughly investigated in an attempt to account for the variation in the levels of proficiency attained by learners. Among these factors are aptitude, -attitude, teaching techniques, motivation, age... etc. So the attitude of the learner towa...
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Preferred Abstract (Original): This paper looks into the errors made by Saudi students in their production and recognition of grammatical structures in English. It was found that the number of errors that Saudi students make in production is higher than that in recognition. This means that Saudi students are less competertt in grammatical producti...
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This article points out the typological characteristics and the types of relative clauses in classical Arabic,' it also examines the relativization process in view of Comrie's (1981) hierarchy to relative clause formation and shows that relative clauses in Arabic follow their head noun in agreement with Greenberg's universals .ahout relative clause...
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Abstract : This article calls to attention an experience of the author in which he examines a number of components that playa significant role in the teac;hing English composition to EFL students; it then recommends a number of approaches that were used by the author and which proved to be instrumental in helping Saudi students to learn the craft...
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The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that the rule of verb agreement, with the proponents of relational grammar have alleged to be univesally sensitive to grammatical relations, must be accounted fo'r, not in terms of grammatical relations, but rather in terms of case in Kashrniri, as it is simpler and more economical. And in transformationa...
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Preferred Abstract (Original): EFL teachers have witnessed a proliferation of research, covering almost every aspect of the English language except spelling. This seems to underestimate the seriousness of spelling errors in the EFL situation. The discrepancy between the writing system and the pronunciation of English makes its orthography far fr...
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Relatively few error studies deal in depth with orthography. Emam (1972) undertook a contrastive analysis of English and colloquial Egyptian Arabic which covered spelling as well as pronouns, punctuation, nouns, prepositions, adjectives, articles, etc. Ibrahim (1978), attempted to account for the spelling errors that occur in the writing of a group...