Arabs as ESL Readers of American Literature: Their Attitudes, Their Responses, and the Sources of Their Misinterpretations

Arabs as ESL Readers of American Literature: Their Attitudes, Their Responses, and the Sources of Their Misinterpretations

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The main objective of the current study was to investigate how the Arab ESL readers read and respond to American literature. It attempted to determine the role of the Arab readers' attitudes in responding to ESL literature. It also aimed to acknowledge the special place that the aesthetic aspect should hold in current ESL classes. This study also sought to analyze the readers' misinterpretations in order to determine its sources.As has been shown the questionnaire included items from preexisting instruments used for measuring ESL studentsa#39; attitudes and motivation and that have been validated ... They also represent different genres; three short stories and a poem.


Title:Arabs as ESL Readers of American Literature: Their Attitudes, Their Responses, and the Sources of Their Misinterpretations
Author:Hala Ismail Hassan Ismail
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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