Research Papers/Topics in English Education

Responding to English Grammatical Challenges: The Designand Development of Exemplary Materialfor Form One Learnersin Tanzania

Abstract This article proposes strategies for designing and evaluating curriculum materials for enhancing English language grammatical competence among Form One learners in Tanzanian secondary schools. Using quasi-experimental and phenomenological designs, the authors developed an exemplary Learner Centered Instructional Grammar Material (LCIGM) focusing on Form One learners. Materials design approach and Constructivism Theory of learning guided the exercise. The data for the study were...

The challenges associated with the teaching of English composition writing skills in Khami District in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province in Zimbabwe

ABSTRACTThe study sought to explore the challenges associated with teaching of English composition writing in Khami district. The study adopted a qualitative research paradigm .The study adopted a survey design in which questionnaires were distributed to teachers and interviewees were administered to teachers in charge , deputy heads and heads of primary schools in Khami district .A total of 45 questionnaires were distributed to the teachers in three primary schools of Khami district .The res...

Educational Factors Influencing Learning Of Imaginative Writing Among Form Three Secondary School Students In Kakamega Central Sub County, Kenya.

ABSTRACTSecondary school students in Kenya learn imaginative writing through English, asecond language performed dismally making educators and the general Kenyanpublic worried. This study established educational factors influencing learning ofimaginative writing in secondary schools in Kakamega Central Sub County, Kenya. Itinvestigated the strategies secondary school teachers of English use in the teaching ofimaginative writing, Form Three students’ practices used to learning of imaginative...

Developing A Model For Teaching English Grammar And Communication In Senior Secondary Schools In Lagos And Ogun States, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study addressed senior secondary school students‟ lack of grammatical and communicative competence in English language. The Communicative Grammar Instructional Model (CGIM) was proposed as a methodological framework for remedying this situation. Based on this model, a grammar and communication coursebook was developed and validated for use at the second tier of the senior secondary school programme. In the coursebook, components of traditional teaching methods (grammar i...

Shifting Gender Roles: A Critical Analysis Of Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions (1988) And Petina Gappah’s An Elegy For Easterly (2009)

ABSTRACT The subject of gender is an important part in the study of postcolonial societies. Post-colonial societies are the battlefields for the struggle for identity after the culmination of the imperialistic colonial institution. Therefore this study aims to uncoverthe interconnectedness of gender and culture and how identity informs the course of gender roles.This study advances that the drastic shift of gender roles was first recorded with the inception of colonialism in Africa a...

Drama And The Struggle For Social Change Zimbabwe: The Case Of Tsitsi Dangarembga’s She Nolonger Weeps, George Mujajati’s The Wretched Ones And Raisedon Baya And Leonard Matsa’s Super Patriot

ABSTRACT Despite this rich use to which drama has been put in Zimbabwe, schools, colleges and Universities have largely sidelined the study of drama (plays) on the official syllabi in preference to other genres such as the short story, poems and the novel, as if drama has not richly debated societal challenges by contesting the various levels of inequalities, power relations and social trends that need correction in the Zimbabwean society. This is glaringly clear in the Department o...

A study to assess the applicability of the Communicative Approach in the teaching and learning of English Language at Ordinary Level.

AbstractThe study sought to assess the applicability of the Communicative Approach in the teaching of English Language at Ordinary Level in order to establish the extent to which the approach is being implemented by Ordinary Level English Language teachers. The study was conducted in the Lalapanzi Cluster of Chirumanzu District in the Midlands Province. The problem is that despite the introduction of Communicative Language Teaching, many teachers are employing structural methods to language t...

English teachers‟ views about the communicative language approach. The case of Beitbridge urban schools.

ABSTRACTThis study sought to find out the teachers‟ views about communicative language teaching within Beitbridge urban schools in Beitbridge District which is in Matabeleland South province. The researcher used the Qualitative research design. A sample of four schools was chosen using the purposive sampling method. Data in the field was collected using the in-depth interviews. Four teachers of English were interviewed using in-depth interviews. The collected data was analyzed both qualitat...

Selves In The Making: A Critical Analysis Of Barack Obama’s Ascendancy To Power.

ABSTRACTThe research was designed to explore how Barack Obama constructs his self identities whichenable him to get to power. This construction is reflected in his self life-writings includingDreams from My Father: A story of Race and Inheritance, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughtson Reclaiming the AmericanDream and Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama’s Plan toRenewAmerica’s Promise. Postcolonial theories on identity construction were used for thereason that they reflect the multiple natur...

Selves In The Making: A Critical Analysis Of Barack Obama’s Ascendancy To Power

ABSTRACTThe research was designed to explore how Barack Obama constructs his self identities whichenable him to get to power. This construction is reflected in his self life-writings includingDreams from My Father: A story of Race and Inheritance, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughtson Reclaiming the AmericanDream and Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama’s Plan toRenewAmerica’s Promise. Postcolonial theories on identity construction were used for thereason that they reflect the multiple natur...

An Investigation Of The Literary Portrayal Of Children As Participants In The Liberation Struggle As Illustrated In Ellen Namhila’s The Price Of Freedom And Lydia Shaketange’s Walking The Boe

BSTRACTThis study investigates the literary portrayal of children as participants of the liberation struggle as illustrated in Ellen Namhila’s The Price of Freedom and Lydia Shaketange’sWalking the Boeing 707. The focus of the study was to investigate how the two Namibian autobiographical texts represent children in the liberation struggle. It examines whether children are portrayed as agents in the liberation struggle or simply objects of pity and victims in the exilic environment.The st...

Satire As A Tool For Socio-Political Commentary: A Case Of The Rambler’s Selected Articles In The Namibian Newspaper, 2015

Abstract This thesis was an analysis of satire as a tool for socio-political commentary in The Rambler’s articles. The study analysed the strategies that The Rambler used in 40 articles that were published in 2015 in The Namibian newspaper. In addition, the study sought to analyse how these strategies were employed in The Rambler’s satire to foreground socio-political issues. The study was qualitative because the process of data analysis involved organising raw data (articles) for c...

Socio-Economic Factors And Political Factors Affecting Students’ Performance A Case Study Of Some Selected Secondary Schools In Gusau Metropolis

Background of the Study Education provides children with the knowledge and skills necessary to advance themselves and their nation economically. To this effect, there are some socio-economic factors and political factors that often affect the level of performance of children who undergo the educational system more especially in Nigeria setting. However, social is a concept that relate to human society and its mode of organization or rank and status in society, or interacting with oth...

Survey Of Causes Of Student’s Difficulties In Learning English Language Among Senior Secondary School Students In Wamakko L.G.A Of Sokoto State: Implications For Language Educators

Background to the Study This study is designed to look at causes of student’s difficulties in learning English language among senior secondary school students in Wamakko Local Government Area of Sokoto State; Implications for language Educators. The study looks at the difficulties student encounter in the learning of English language and which could be the reason for their lack of proficiency in Oral and written English. Learning is relatively permanent change in behavior as a result ...

ANALYSIS OF CONCORD ERRORS AMONG SDA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF BEKWAI MUNICIPALITY IN ASHANTI REGION, GHANA..

ABSTRACT The poor performance of students of Bekwai SDA Senior High School in English language has been a source of worry to many people because other subjects they study have also been affected too. The most disturbing aspect of the problem is the students‟ inability to use the language to communicate effectively both in speaking and in writing. Their sentences are full of concord errors. This has been attributed to their negative attitudes towards the L2 as most of the students fe...


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