Event Title

Learning English through idioms; in addition, Idioms as a bridge towards understanding English better by the Albanian students from Kosovo

Presenter Information

Mirsad Suhodolli, AAB College

Session

Language and Culture

Description

Learning English is not as difficult as it seems to people in general, provided that proper methods are used to teach it to the students. This paper deals with the importance of idioms as a bridge towards understanding English better as well as the ways Albanian students understand English idioms more easily. It is based on a study (for the title of PhD) carried out with fourth-year students from Fehmi Agani Public University in Gjakova and the first-year students from Universum College in Prishtina and Ferizaj, more particularly in the English departments at these universities. The researcher has paid particular attention to the ways the students from these university comprehend English idioms by also comparing some of the local idioms used Kosovo-wide. This, as seen from the study, may serve as a good ground and aid in teaching idioms in particular and English in general to the Albanian students in Kosovo.

Keywords:

English, idioms, understanding, figurative language.

Session Chair

Drita Xhemaili

Session Co-Chair

Manjola Brahaj Halili

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-96-7

Location

Lipjan, Kosovo

Start Date

31-10-2020 1:30 PM

End Date

31-10-2020 3:00 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2020.242

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Learning English through idioms; in addition, Idioms as a bridge towards understanding English better by the Albanian students from Kosovo

Lipjan, Kosovo

Learning English is not as difficult as it seems to people in general, provided that proper methods are used to teach it to the students. This paper deals with the importance of idioms as a bridge towards understanding English better as well as the ways Albanian students understand English idioms more easily. It is based on a study (for the title of PhD) carried out with fourth-year students from Fehmi Agani Public University in Gjakova and the first-year students from Universum College in Prishtina and Ferizaj, more particularly in the English departments at these universities. The researcher has paid particular attention to the ways the students from these university comprehend English idioms by also comparing some of the local idioms used Kosovo-wide. This, as seen from the study, may serve as a good ground and aid in teaching idioms in particular and English in general to the Albanian students in Kosovo.