Error Analysis of Kurdish EFL Undergraduate Learners' Accuracy in Speaking English Language
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 448-454
Received: Nov. 27, 2015; Accepted: Dec. 5, 2015; Published: Dec. 22, 2015
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Bahra Taib Rashid, Department of English Language, University of Sulaimania, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
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Abstract
Using a multiple-case embedded research design (Yin, 1994), this study examined the nature of EFL learners who are learning or acquiring English language as a foreign language. The purpose of this project is to explore the errors/mistakes that might be made by the Kurdish EFL undergraduate learners, with the causes behind them and try to find out the appropriate method to apply it with the foreign language learners in order to learn English language. The data which were collected from them were analyzed in order to explain their errors or mistakes. It would be useful to find out the reasons behind them for those who care about how the English language is learned, and try to find out the appropriate theory to apply it with the FL learners in order to learn it. The data was collected in various ways in order to evaluate their mistakes. This assignment highlights the following aspects: the literature overview of the theories of FL learning, then the methodology, which deals with the two cases, next, participant analyses and finally the conclusion will be presented. The results served as contrasting and to some extent similar case studies. Results suggested that the best way for learning a new language can be through communication and involvement. Examples of evaluating each case were shown. Though, in the analysis there is an indication to the socio-cultural and cognitivist theories are more satisfactory and appropriate than behaviourism in the SLA field, possibly behaviourism is more significant to understand some parts of their history in order to know how they have been taught. On the other hand, this study cannot be generalized due to the small number of the participants and also different personality might have different ways to learn and acquire English language.
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Analysis, Behaviourism, Cognitivist, Socio-cultural, EFL, Errors, Mistakes, SLA, Speaking Fluently & Communication
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Bahra Taib Rashid, Error Analysis of Kurdish EFL Undergraduate Learners' Accuracy in Speaking English Language, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 448-454. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20150306.29
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