Essays about: "English as a second language"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 485 essays containing the words English as a second language.

  1. 1. WHO’S AFRAID OF COMPLEXITY? An Exploration of the Influence of Native Language Complexity on L2 Complexity

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet / Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori

    Author : Nadina Mariana Suditu; [2023-06-19]
    Keywords : complexity; SLA; TTR; entropy; kolmogorov; linear regression;

    Abstract : The matter of linguistic complexity has been widely scrutinised in the last few decades, within theoretical linguistics, as well as in second language acquisition studies. A concept introduced in the last half of the previous century, it continues to be a matter of debate in the linguistic field, as it eludes a clear-cut definition and interpretation. READ MORE


    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Kazhal Shatery; [2023-04-19]
    Keywords : English; culture; speech act of refusal; pragmatic; pragmalinguistics and sociopragmatics; politeness theory; refusal strategies;

    Abstract : Understanding cross-cultural differences plays a crucial role in communication and successful cross-cultural communications depends on various factors such as pragmalinguistics and sociopragmatics. Many researchers focus more on the aspect of pragmatics such as speech acts. The present study is a contrastive study of refusal speech act. READ MORE

  3. 3. An Errors Analysis of Grammatical Errors in The Written Productions of Swedish Students in a Vocational High School

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet / / Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap

    Author : Maryam Nezamabadi; [2023-02-01]
    Keywords : Error analysis; Verb errors; Common grammatical errors; English written productions; Grammar teaching; Second language learning; Errors based on word class categories;

    Abstract : As an approach to spotting and analyzing students' errors, error analysis provides information that gives us a better understanding of students' knowledge of second language grammar, so we can offer them more effective teaching. This study is an error analysis that investigates the most common grammatical errors focusing on verbs, prepositions, articles, and pronouns in English writings produced by first-year high-school students at a vocational school in southern Sweden. READ MORE

  4. 4. Pleasure reading for development of English as a second language : Pleasure reading at home and its effects in the English classroom. How pleasure reading in English can improve children’s comprehension of and proficiency in English as a second language.

    University essay from Karlstads universitet

    Author : Elin Moberg; [2023]
    Keywords : English; Swedish; grades 4 to 6; English as a second language; language development; reading; pleasure reading; reading for language acquisition; language learning; Engelska; svenska; årskurs 4 till 6; engelska som andra språk; språkutveckling; läsning; nöjesläsning; läsning för språkinlärning; språkinlärning;

    Abstract : This study aims to find an understanding of how pleasure reading outside of a classroom context can assist in the development of English as a second language. The study primarily seeks to examine what teachers and parents say about how the access to and active reading of English books in children’s home environment can benefit their language skills development in the classroom, and this has been done through qualitative interviews. READ MORE

  5. 5. "I immediately think about philosophy" : A study of learners' attitudes toward English poetry in the EFL classroom

    University essay from Mälardalens universitet/Akademin för utbildning, kultur och kommunikation

    Author : Anna Larsson; [2023]
    Keywords : second language learning; English foreign language; literature; poetry; attitudes; motivation; learner perspective; Swedish upper secondary school; Sweden;

    Abstract : Poetry has great potential benefits for second language (L2) classrooms as a source for increasing language awareness and linguistic structures different from the rules learners may be taught in class. This potential of poetry and methods for teaching poetry is relatively well researched, while the learner perspective has received comparatively little attention. READ MORE