The book aEffects and Implications of Pragmatic Competence for Enhancing EFL University Studentsa Written Performancea highlights the effects and implications of the Kurd EFL studentsa lack of pragmatic competence on their written performance. It includes with the written performance of the students at the recognition level and the production level, and relies on the results achieved from its instruments: the studentsa test, the studentsa questionnaire, and the lecturersa questionnaire. Depending on the results obtained from the tools, the study tries to identify and find out the sources of errors in the written performance of the Kurd EFL university students. The book hypothesizes that the inadequacy of the studentsa written performance could be attributed to the curricula and/or the studentsa dependence on the grammatical aspects of the foreign language neglecting the pragmatic and the socio-cultural dimensions. This gives turn to state that the studentsa written performance is better at the recognition level than the production due to the negative interference of their mother tongue. The book concludes that Kurd EFL learners at the university level face serious difficulties when writing in English. The inappropriateness of their written performance can be attributed to the negative effects of their first language, lack of contact with English native speakers and culture as well as the limited opportunities to have been in English speaking communities. Therefore, for enhancing EFL university studentsa written performance, it is recommended that they should be introduced to the English culture through adding apragmaticsa and aEnglish Culturea as two separate subject matters to the curricula, and to arrange summer courses for the students in English speaking countries, UK and US in particular.Second Language Acquisition: an Advanced Resource Book. ... aSpeech Acts and Grammara. ... Oxford: Oxford University Press. English Idioms and Expressions l Elementary level # 2 (PDF). ... The Practice of English Language Teaching.
|Title||:||Effects and Implications of Pragmatic Competence for Enhancing EFL University Students Written Performance|
|Author||:||Barham Sattar Abdulrahman|
|Publisher||:||Author House - 2012-12-11|