Challenges Facing Undergraduate Students in Using English Prepositions

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Challenges Facing Undergraduate Students in Using English Prepositions

Chapter one:/Introduction

No doubt people use language to communicate in different  situation , using aspects of language it play outstanding role in sending or massage , prepositions of any language it take very large part in sending our massage ,students of English as a foreign language face many difficulties in using English preposition in all aspects of using language especially (writing ,speaking ) the role of using English preposition is more important in speaking and writing , views and ideas ,therefore productive skill it reflects what the students know about English preposition using and the process of learning it at the same time . Using English preposition can not be separated from the other important aspects of the English language, the prepositions (at, in, on, behind, beside, between …) are problematic to the students of Sudan university faculty of education. The researcher in this research tries to identify investigate reasons behind this problems.

In Nigeria , students faces many problem in using English preposition

Statement of the problem: 

It is clear that prepositions seem to be easy and  accordingly students gives less attention to them although some prepositions are difficult and problematic and they cause some problems to the students in using English preposition.

The researcher will try to investigate and identify the  actual  reasons and causes behind the problems of using English preposition that facing students at Sudanese universities.

The objectives of the study: 

The researcher in this study tried to investigate what are actual reasons behind the problems facing the students in using English prepositions, to help teachers to solve this problem, and give advices for students to using English prepositions correctly.

Questions of the study: 

  • To what extend teachers neglected giving efforts to using English preposition lessons?
  • To what extend interference of the mother tongue influence in  using English preposition?
  • To what extend students give less attention to using English preposition

Hypotheses of the study:

  1. Teachers neglect giving efforts to using English
  2. Interference of   the    mother   tongue    effect   on   using   English preposition.
  3. Students give less attention to using English
 Significance of the study:

 The significance of the study may be of great value to teachers of English at universities to give preposition much time, planners of English syllabus to choose best ways to improve using prepositions.

 Limitation of the study:

 

This study will be limited to English preposition

Methodology of the study:

The researcher uses the descriptive analytic method to investigate and handle this problem, and also uses questionnaire and test as a tool of collecting data.

 

Topic

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Chapter One

Introduction:

1

Statement of the problem:

1 – 2

The objectives of the study:

2

Questions of the study:

2

Hypotheses of the study:

2

Significance of the study:

3

Limitation of the study:

3

Methodology of the study:

3

Chapter two:

Introduction:

4

The problem with prepositions:

5 -11

The Proto Type Approach:

11 – 24

Chapter Three

Introduction

25

The population of the study

25

The Sampling Method

26

Reliability

26

validity

27

Chapter four:

Data analysis

27 – 40

Chapter five

Introduction:

40-45

Summary

45-50

Findings of the study:

50 – 59

Recommendations of the Study:

60

Reference

61

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