Tag Archives: English Language Learning

Assessing the Efficiency of Neuro-Linguistic Programming Coaching on Enhancing Learning English (Published)

NLP is an effective interpersonal communications model that is based on the belief that languages are interconnected with the overall behavioral patterns that are adopted by the power of experience.  The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of NLP for language learning and the investigation of the potential role in learning the English Language as well. The use of the primary and secondary sources and the implementation of the Oxford placement test can be used as the pre and posttest on the experimental group. The findings of the study revealed that NLP helps in the provision of the solutions and techniques to the problems and it allows the teachers to develop their own responses to particular problems. The study affirmed that NLP has the major impact on EFL learning and further research is required for the confirmation of the findings of the innovative study.

Keywords: Classrom, Coaching Effectiveness, English Language Learning, Language Teachers, Neuro-Linguistic Programming

The Effects of Code Switching On English Language Teaching and Learning at Two Schools in Sibbinda Circuit (Published)

Code-switching is mostly used by different language users, this diversion from the language of instruction to the language that accommodates is said to have certain effects on learning and teaching. Though code-switching has been discouraged, little is known whether it has negative or positive effects on English language learning and teaching. This study mainly focused on the effects that code-switching has on English teaching and learning. This study was guided by the following research questions: What impacts does code-switching have on the learning and teaching of English? What perception do learners and teachers have towards code-switching at the selected school? And how does the society influence code-switching at the selected school? A qualitative research design was used for this study. The population consisted of two schools (one primary school, and a secondary school, but it focused on upper primary grades only). The sample consisted of grade 5-7 learners and teachers. Nine learners and four teachers were selected to participate in this article. Data was collected using interviews and observations. Code-switching has positive effects on English language learning and teaching. It helps learners to understand difficult aspects of the lesson taught and therefore are able to follow the instructions given. When the teacher explains what was said in mother tongue, it helps learners to participate especially those with English learning difficulties. It also helps them to express themselves if they do not know how to say certain things in English. Furthermore, code-switching helps teachers manage their classrooms.

Keywords: Code Switching, English Language Learning, Mother tongue, Sibbinda Circuit, Teaching

LEARNING ENGLISH IN SAUDI ARABIA: A SOCIO- CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE (Published)

This study aims at investigating the cultural factors which predispose Saudi students towards learning English in Saudi Arabia from the point of view of Saudi teachers and students. The researcher attempts to examine these factors from Islamic social perspectives by raising questions that examine how positive these factors are and how they encourage and motivate students to learn English language. These cultural factors are : Islam, national identity, globalization, westernization, Saudi teenagers’ attitudes and beliefs, motivation, travelling, social websites, knowing the purpose of learning, need for communication, native speakers’ teachers, and the learning of Arabic language by native speakers of English .The qualitative descriptive research method was used. Two data-gathering tools were used for data collection: a questionnaire and an interview. The total number of the subjects was 226 participants. The analysis of the collected data shows that the most influencing factors upon learning English in Saudi Arabia are traveling abroad to learn English, knowing the purpose of learning English and Saudi teenagers’ beliefs and attitudes . The least influencing factors upon learning English in Saudi Arabia are Islam and westernization.

Keywords: English Language Learning, Islamic Culture, Saudi Arabia, Western Culture

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING IN INDIAN CONTEXT- A CHINESE PERSPECTIVE (Review Completed - Accepted)

The objective of this study was (a) to address the importance of learning a foreign language and also (b) to highlight the problems encountered by the Chinese in acquiring spoken communication skills in Indian context; This study was (c) to address the necessity and possibilities of the environment, and (d) to discuss how environmental conditions helped the learners’ to speak a foreign language. The author as a foreign English learner had studied in India, where English was considered as second language. This was the personal experiential observations of the author was connection to the English language learning in Indian context, since the author spent three years gaining academic experiences. The author’s personal experience of the study proved the fact that in the recent past, there were many student learners from China to India when compared to the other countries because the present environment had proved to be good English language learning platforms to many people

Keywords: English Language Learning, Environmental conditions, Personal observation