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Topic Familiarity and Lexical Inferential Strategies in Advanced Emirati ESL Learners
The present study investigated the effect of background knowledge on lexical inferencing and which strategies advanced Emirati ESL learners used to help them infer the meanings of unfamiliar vocabulary items in context. ...
L2 Teachers' Perception Towards the Use of Computers in L2 Language Instruction
The way people communicate with others, conduct research, and gather information has changed due to the dramatic changes in computer technology. Computers have become prevalent everywhere and their presence in schools has ...
UAE English Skills: A Textbook Evaluation
National English textbooks are considered to be the main element of the English language curriculum at government schools in the UAE. Tens of thousands of students studying at these schools depend on national textbooks for ...
A Comparative Study between Modals in ESL/EFL Tertiary Textbooks and Actual Use by EFL Teachers
Teaching English modals to young adult and adult learners of English as a foreign language (EFL learners) is pedagogically a challenging task because some ESL/EFL tertiary textbooks do not present modals and their uses ...