Teaching the novel in a university english as a foreign language (EFL) context

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dc.contributor.author Bacha, Nahla Nola
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-05T10:23:06Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-05T10:23:06Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-06-05
dc.identifier.issn 1694-2493 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8003
dc.description.abstract Research indicates that EFL students find it difficult to read literary texts in English mainly due to the vocabulary which is culturally bound and thus may be unfamiliar to them. Studies in the development of students’ vocabulary indicate that there is a minimum of academic vocabulary required for admission at the university level. However, even though students may have this level, they may still find it difficult to read literature especially the novel in a foreign language context.  It is the author’s contention that with carefully selected texts and methods, the cultural-language challenge can be addressed. The aim of the present study is to explore the preliminary  effect of selected novels combined with film and student oral presentations on L1 Arabic EFL learners  use of vocabulary in one 20th Century American Novel course at an English medium university in Lebanon. Two literary essay tests were administered to 25 students, one at the beginning and another at the end of the semester, holistically scored and qualitatively analyzed for vocabulary variety. Main findings indicated that although the holistic scores did not significantly increase, there was use of a more diverse and use of vocabulary on Test 2. Recommendations are made for classroom practice and future research. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Teaching the novel in a university english as a foreign language (EFL) context en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle an exploratory study in Lebanon en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198790030 en_US
dc.author.department English en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 15 en_US
dc.journal.issue 12 en_US
dc.article.pages 155-173 en_US
dc.keywords Vocabulary en_US
dc.keywords Novels en_US
dc.keywords EFL learners en_US
dc.keywords Teaching en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Bacha, N. N. (2016). Teaching the Novel in a University English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Context: An Exploratory Study in Lebanon. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 15(12), 155-173. en_US
dc.author.email nbacha@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.ijlter.org/index.php/ijlter/article/view/819 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1083-2818
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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