Problems faced by Arabic speakers face while learning English
Problems faced by Arabic speakers face while learning English: It is common practice for immigrants moving into the United States to seek out institutions where they can learn English. This is in fact compulsory for a foreign student before they are admitted into an institute of higher education within the U.S. however, immigrants from different ethnic backgrounds have different issues when it comes to learning English as a second language.
Some more than others. One group that has been noted to have trouble are the Arabic speakers. This paper will highlight the issues faced by Arabic speakers as they learn English as a second language. It will illustrate that these difficulties are due to fundamental differences between the English and Arabic languages.
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According to Gomez. L.(2014) in the Arabic language, adjectives follow the nouns which they qualify. This has caused many a beginner to make mistakes in word order in both written and spoken English. These mistakes have been seen to ruin sentence structure. Distorted sentence structure is a big problem in English especially to those speaking English as a second language. Those speaking it as a first language are able to see where the problem is, correct is thus deriving the true meaning of the sentence.
Having discussed many problems faced by Arabic speakers this paper is left to conclude that these problems can be put into three categories. The first is those problems caused by phonetic differences between the English and Arabic languages. The second are those problems resulting from difference in the rules of grammar between English and Arabic. The final group, though not discussed in depth, result from the Arabic culture.
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