Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 7 number 2 June 2016


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Team of this issue 1
Contents 1-2
Learner-centered Group Work in Multi-level EFL Classes

Abdulmoneim Mahmoud

Teaching Grammar in non-Western Educational Settings: an Enquiry on Evidenced-Based Teaching Approaches

Joseph George Mallia



Variability in L2 Acquisition: Investigating the Role of Formal Features
Ferid Chekili


A Corpus-based Study of Similes in British and American English
Riyad F Hussein & Majdi Sawalha

Schematic Structure of Discussion of Results Sections in the Field of Dentistry: A
Comparison of International and Local English-Medium Journals

Sultan H. Alharbi

61 –76
The Relationship between Learners’ Affective Variables and Second Language Achievement

Fakieh Alrabai  & Christo Moskovsky



The Acquisition of English Articles by Arabic L2-English learners: A Semantic Approach

Majdi Abudalbuh

104 -117


Exploring Authorial Presence through the Use of First Person Pronouns: Evidence from a Saudi University

 Lee McCallum



Students’ Attitudes towards Extensive and Intensive Reading and Instructors’ Motivational Strategies

Deniz Erguvan



Language Learning Strategies for English Writing: What Can Be Learned fromSyrian University Students
Hazem Abo Helal
151 -162


 Formulaic Language for Improving Communicative Competence
163- 176
The Effect of Reading-Writing Integration on Jordanian UndergraduateStudents’ Writing Performance

Amal  Ali Alqouran & Oqlah Mahmoud Smadi



The Rise of the Underdog: The Anti-hero in Two Plays by Sadallah Wannous
Samar Zahrawi
190- 200
 World Englishes-Based Lessons: Their Effects on Anxiety and Language Achievement of Thai Tertiary Students
Jaruda Rajani Na Ayuthaya & Pragasit Sitthitikul


Developing English Islamic Narrative Story Reading Modelin Islamic Junior HighSchool
Abdurrachman Faridi &  Seful Bahri


Written Discourse Analysis and its Application in English Language Teaching
Ali Alsaawi
Duolingo as a Bilingual Learning App: a Case Study
Heba Bahjet Essa Ahmed
255- 267

Investigating the Factors Leading to Speaking Difficulties: Both Perspectiv
Saudi Learners and Their Teachers
Zuhoor Mohammad Bani Youne  & Fatima Salamh Albalawi



 The Correlation among Reading Attitude, Interpersonal Intellegence and Reading Comprehension
Fibriani Endah Widyasari
 Narrative Protocols, Dialogic Imagination and Identity Contestation: A Critique of a Prescribed English Literature Curriculum
Ayman Abu-Shomar


The Importance of Prosody in a Proper English Pronunciation for EFL Learner
Belhoum Sonia & Benhattab Abdelkader Lotfi
Cohesion in Written Discourse: A Case Study of Arab EFL Students
Abdullah Saad Aldera
 Instruction through the English Medium and its Impact on Arab Identity

Hassan Belhiah & Arua Al- hussien

 Reconciling Two Opposing Cultures: The Bamboo Stalk and the Arabic Bildungsroman
Reham Fahad Al-Mutairi
358- 367
Features of Saudi English Research Articles Abstracts
Wafaa Fallatah
368- 379


Teaching Large Classes: What are the Beliefs of Yarmouk University Instructors?

Manar M. Asqalan| , Dima Hijazi & Amal Al Natour

English Pronunciation Errors by Jordanian University Students
Raya Kalaldeh
 The Critical Period Hypothesis Revisited: An Investigation of Taiwanese University EFL Learners’ Production of Two English Consonants
Hui-Ya Lin  , Maosheng Hung & Hesien-Jung Wang
417- 428


Exposure to Two Languages Never Impedes L2 Acquisition
Muhammad Aslam Sipra , Turki Alsolami & Muhammad Umar Farooq


The State of Scientific Research and Research Training in Moroccan Universities:  Doctoral Students’ Perceptions

Abdelaziz Zohri

Teaching Critical Thinking in Moroccan Higher Education:  Challenges and Opportunities
Ahmed Chouar
English-Kurdish Code Switching of Teachers in Iraqi Primary Schools
Yuen Chee Keong, Saka Sally Sardar, Alsamrayee Ahmad Ali Mahdi &Ibrahim Mohammed Husham
Contrastive Rhetorical Analysis of Saudi ESL Writing
Hamad Alluhaydan


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