Essays about: "Language Proficiency"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 218 essays containing the words Language Proficiency.

  1. 1. The effectiveness of digital reading for motivating student reading and vocabulary development : Effektiviseringen av digital läsning för att motivera elevernas läsning och ordförrådsutveckling

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för lärande och samhälle (LS)

    Author : Lavan Jiawook; [2022]
    Keywords : Digital; reading; books; motivation; English as a second language ESL ; English as a foreign language EFL ;

    Abstract : Even though vocabulary skills are the essential key to achieving proficiency in a target language, there are some students who do not like reading. Thus, the purpose of this study is the potential use of digital technology for facilitating and motivating reading and vocabulary building in English. READ MORE

  2. 2. Translanguaging in the English Classroom in Sweden – Friend or Foe?

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Institutionen för kultur, språk och medier (KSM)

    Author : Dino Kolenovic; Marija Cukalevska; [2022]
    Keywords : ;

    Abstract : To be able to communicate properly in English, it is necessary to develop one’s all-around communicative abilities, consequently becoming a part of an expanding world where English is the lingua franca. Previous reports have shown that too much Swedish is spoken during English lessons in school (Skolinspektionen, 2011). READ MORE

  3. 3. Oral Participation in L2 Learners’ English Classroom : What Motivates or Discourages Pupils to Participate Orally During Class?

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Institutionen för kultur, språk och medier (KSM)

    Author : Elin Ekvall; Seif Ranya; [2022]
    Keywords : Motivation; participation; oral participation; oral proficiency; language; development.;

    Abstract : In this study, the oral participation in L2-learners' English classroom was analysed in order to investigate what specific factors motivate och discourage pupils in EFL classroom to particpate orally. Additionally, this paper identifies the motivational factors of pupils and discusses how they affect their oral participation during English lessons. READ MORE

  4. 4. Do we even care about politeness anymore? : A mixed-methods study of societal perceptions on pragmatic competence in English

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Nellie Lindqvist; [2022]
    Keywords : Cross-cultural pragmatics; ELF; speech-act theory; politeness theory; sociopragmatic competence; sociolinguistics;

    Abstract : Politeness is viewed as an admirable trait by most people, yet what it means to be polite is arguably a controversial issue when it comes to using English, as people of different ages, education levels, and proficiency levels use English daily, and may have different views on politeness. These observations raise questions about whether there are certain universal pragmatic rules, or if pragmatic rules are primarily language- and/or culture-specific. READ MORE

  5. 5. A qualitative study about speech anxiety and its challenges from a student perspective

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

    Author : Elin Zetterkvist; [2022]
    Keywords : Speech anxiety; willingness to communicate; English as a second language; upper secondary school; Sweden; qualitative study;

    Abstract : The purpose of this study was to investigate, firstly, some Swedish upper secondary school students’ attitudes towards speaking in the English as a second language (ESL) classroom and, secondly, how these students suggest that speech anxiety should be dealt with. The participating students were both male and female and attended different school years and English courses. READ MORE