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Grammatiska svårigheter i engelska för elever med arabiska som modersmål: En engelsk-arabisk kontrastiv analys och hur de grammatiska svårigheterna behandlas i svenska läromedel i engelska
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
An English-Arabic contrastive analysis of students with Arabic as their native language’s grammatical difficulties in English : A Swedish perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

In Swedish schools English grammar is generally taught in a Swedish-English contrastive

perspective. The amount of students with a different native language than Swedish is increasing

and Arabic is now one of the most spoken languages in Sweden. This creates a need for a

“multi-contrastive“ perspective when teaching grammar.

The purpose of this study is to make a contrastive analysis of English and Arabic in order to

examine which grammatical elements may be difficult for students with Arabic as the native

language. The findings of the contrastive analysis is uses as a basis for an analysis of teaching

materials, to discover whether the grammatical elements that were deemed to be difficult are

taught in Swedish teaching materials.

The results of the study show that there are some grammatical elements that students with

Arabic as their native language find difficult which the Swedish teaching materials do not teach.

Some of the grammatical elements that are difficult for students with Arabic as their native

language are also difficult for Swedish students, mainly because they are typical for the English

language. However, they may have different difficulties within those elements.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [sv]
läromedelsanalys, grammatikundervisning, andraspråksundervisning
National Category
Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-120054OAI: diva2:926477
Subject / course
Examensarbete för lärarexamen
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme
Available from: 2016-05-07 Created: 2016-05-07 Last updated: 2016-05-07Bibliographically approved

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