Article published in:ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics
Vol. 101/102 (1993) ► pp. 1–22
Problems of English Composition in Jordanian Secondary Schools
There is a general consensus among researchers that most students of English as a foreign language (EFL) are weak in writing composition. One of the main reasons for their weakness is due to the fact that there is no general agreement among teachers on how to teach and/ or evaluate compositions.Secondary school teachers in Jordan often complain that most students face problems and make errors when they write English compositions. These errors are usually reflected in school exams as well as in the General Secondary School Examination (Tawjihi), held annually by the Ministry of Education.The main concern of this research is to study students' problems in writing English compositions in Jordanian Secondary Schools. A questionnaire has been set for this purpose. The research is expected to identify the most serious problems that secondary students face and recommend certain procedures to avoid these problems and improve students' writing ability in English compo-sitions.
Published online: 01 January 1993