Assessing EFL Students’ Performance in Translating Idiomatic Expressions into Kurdish

by Sapan Suleiman Aziz Sinjawi



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/30/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781496979018
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781496979025

About the Book

The book “Assessing EFL students’ Performance in Translating Idiomatic Expressions into Kurdish” highlights students’ knowledge about both idiomatic expressions and translation issues in general and cultural and extra linguistics knowledge in particular. The translation performance of the students’ recognition and production is taken into account using two different instruments: the students’ test, the students’ questionnaire, and the lecturers’ questionnaire. The book hypothesizes that students’ failure in rendering idiomatic expressions can be attributed to grammar, style, lexical peculiarities, and most importantly, the culture-specific nature of these expressions. Furthermore, as the meaning of an idiom is not a sum of its parts, students’ performance is assumed to be low at both levels (recognition and translation). Therefore, students’ actual performance, their attitudes about their difficulties, and lecturers’ opinions about students’ difficulties are dealt with and discussed throughout this book.

About the Author

Sapan Suleiman Aziz Sinjawi was born in December 1984. He finished his high school at Azadi School and graduated in the College of Education for Human Sciences/ English Language Department/ Salahaddin University in 2008. He has got his MA in English Language Teaching at University of Sulaimani in February 2014. Now, Sapan is logistics officer at International Relief and Development (IRD). He can speak Kurdish, English and Arabic.