Like:as a Verb & a Preposition

Author : Khairiyah Badran

King Abdulaziz University

Department :English Language Institute

 

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Expressing the ‘Future’ in English

Author : Khairiyah Badran

King Abdulaziz University

Department :English Language Institute

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Entry 30: I HATE English literature!

Author: Dr. Noora Al-Malki

Department of European Languages

 

Now, this is not a catch-phrase from a literary work which I’ve read recently. Nah. This emphatic declarative sums up my students’ response to literature in general, and English literature in particular.  I thought my enthusiasm in class will make them loosen up a bit and enjoy the literary pieces we study together. Continue reading

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Be a Socially SMART Teacher!

Author: Farida Alaouat

Department of English language institute

Introduction

I remember when I was a first year Student University; we had a chance to be taught by a native speaker, whose knowledge of English was sky high. Yet, he was not able to get the attention of his students and the kind of communication that was governed was always dysfunctional. I used to put the blame on my classmates for lacking interest and not having any intentional values for learning; however, I later realized that having cognitive abilities are not enough to lead the field. That is to say, this ability should be intertwined with another kind of ability that will keep the flow of both teaching and learning on the right track. Once in a grammar class, Tarek, a new classmate we all believed that he was being a douche bag, said sarcastically to the teacher and his tone was disdain-laden ‘ hey teacher ; I donno what the hell Grammar is for”. Continue reading

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Go Publish YOUR research as a Book!

Author: Dr. Noora Al-Malki

Department of European Languages

Entry 39: To Seminar & Research Students in the Dept. of European Languages: Go Publish YOUR research as a Book!

You wrote a Seminar or research paper (or a number of papers) throughout your B.A. years in the Department, and you want to publish those papers online. You want to write YOUR own BOOK. Surprise! you can do that and have the official credit for that too. You can really become a book (or e-book) author if you want to. You can do that alone but you can work with a group of your instructors or friends in the Department to produce this book. Why write a book? You might ask yourself. Simply, because you can. You are an individual with great ideas, so why not share them with the world! Just imagine yourself a fresh graduate of King Abdulaziz University with a book in your résumé.  

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A Commentary on the book World Englishes by Jennifer Jenkins(2003)

 

 

Author: Summaya Elhussain
Department :English Language Institute
This article was submitted as part of a module in Sociolinguistics and as an academic requirement to gain a Post-graduate Diploma in TESOL at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK in May 2010

 

 

Chinua Achebe in Jenkins, J (2003) argues that ‘the price a world language must be prepared to pay is submission to many different types of use’. How far do you agree in terms of both literary and non-literary use of English language?

 

I say, the way Achebe approaches the use of English as the world language is unique. Such an approach is enriching for both English, as a tool used to communicate a certain message or content and the message communicated through it as well.  The language, here English, yields its linguistic tools e.g. vocabulary, to the content of the message communicated to be used in whichever way suitable for it, and the content of the message give the language meaning Continue reading

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