Formulaic sequences difficulties in affecting communicative competence : the case of master one EFL learners in Biskra

Joint Authors

Hawajli, Ahmad Shawqi
Fourar, Rihanah

Source

Revue des Sciences Sociales

Issue

Vol. 18, Issue 1 (31 Mar. 2021), pp.366-381, 16 p.

Publisher

Mohamed Lamine Dabaghine-Setif 2 University

Publication Date

2021-03-31

Country of Publication

Algeria

No. of Pages

16

Main Topic

Education
Languages

Topics

Abstract EN

The present study aimed to pinpoint one of the encountered difficulties by Master one students at the Section of English, in the foreign languages Department in Biskra University wherein only one group was taken as a sample.

In addition, it sought to evaluate its effect on learners' communicative competence, mainly on the oral and written levels.

To conduct this study, a qualitative research approach was adopted, and a case study design was used.

With regard to the research tools, a semi-structured classroom observation and document analysis were employed respectively.

The findings revealed that semantic opaqueness stands as a major difficulty to EFL learners as they showed a poor level when dealing with formulaic sequences that hold a non-literal meaning even though they were directly and explicitly instructed in the assigned area.

Moreover, the effect of this difficulty was negatively reflected on EFL learners' communicative competence.

Abstract FRE

La présente étude vise à identifier l'une des difficultés rencontrées par les étudiants de Master 1 d’anglais de l'Université de Biskra (un seul groupe a été pris comme échantillon) : l'opacité sémantique L’étude cherche à évaluer son effet sur la compétence communicative des apprenants, à l’oral et à l’écrit.

Pour mener à bien cette étude, la méthode qualitative est adoptée et un plan d'étude de cas est établi.

En ce qui concerne les outils de collecte de données, une observation en classe semi-structurée et une analyse de documents sont respectivement effectuées.

Les résultats ont révélé que l'opacité sémantique représente une difficulté majeure pour les apprenants car ils ont montré un niveau insatisfaisant en traitant les expressions non littéralement chargées.

De plus, l'effet de cette difficulté s'est répercuté négativement sur la compétence communicative des apprenants EFL.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Fourar, Rihanah& Hawajli, Ahmad Shawqi. 2021. Formulaic sequences difficulties in affecting communicative competence : the case of master one EFL learners in Biskra. Revue des Sciences Sociales،Vol. 18, no. 1, pp.366-381.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1068115

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Fourar, Rihanah& Hawajli, Ahmad Shawqi. Formulaic sequences difficulties in affecting communicative competence : the case of master one EFL learners in Biskra. Revue des Sciences Sociales Vol. 18, no. 1 (2021), pp.366-381.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1068115

American Medical Association (AMA)

Fourar, Rihanah& Hawajli, Ahmad Shawqi. Formulaic sequences difficulties in affecting communicative competence : the case of master one EFL learners in Biskra. Revue des Sciences Sociales. 2021. Vol. 18, no. 1, pp.366-381.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1068115

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 376

Record ID

BIM-1068115