International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Arts and Humanities | Sudan | Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017

Translation as a means of Developing University Students Writing Skills (Case study: Batch36 Department of English ? University of Gezira - Sudan)

Shirien Gaffar Mohammed [3]

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine whether translation has a role in developing language writing skill, and language learning in general. The study problem, the questions, significance and the hypotheses of the study which can be summarized in Using translation in an English language promotes language learning, language writing skill can be taught effectively through translation. Chapter two is the literature review in which the researcher defines the language writing skill and the concept of translation, , the methods of teaching writing skill also translation and language teaching approaches. Chapter Three is a research methodology in which the researcher describes the methods and the techniques used to collect and analyze the required data. Two written tests were given to English language students last semester, Faculty of Education University of Gezira. The results prove that students' performance is progressing. Ten types of error categories were identities in the written test. Two translation courses are not enough. It would be very useful to encourage students to work in groups and increase the number of assignments. Students' writing samples must be distributed to them for correction and analysis. Evidence provided by the written samples suggests that L1 play a role in the progress of English language learning. Understanding linguistics differences between students L1 and English may help the learners reduce the mother ? tongue interference.

Keywords: Translation/Writing Skills

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 10, October 2017,

Pages: 102 - 106

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