مجلة الآداب و العلوم الإجتماعية
Volume 17, Numéro 3, Pages 240-251

Difficulties Facing Efl Students In Narrative Paragraph Writing: The Case Of First Year Students Of The Department Of English At Batna 2 University

Authors : Helala Wafia . Aboubou Hachemi .

Abstract

Algerian EFL Students find many challenges in writing a well-organized and meaningful paragraph. The study aims at identifying the common problems and difficulties that first year students face in writing a narrative paragraph. The subjects of the study are 60 students, enrolled in the department of English at Batna2 University. The method used in the study is a descriptive one, and the data gathering tools are a questionnaire distributed to 10 English language teachers and a writing assignment for students. The findings in this work showed that students struggled with many problems such in language use, vocabulary, mechanics, organization, L1 interference, and content. To address the previous problems, the study comes up with a myriad of suggestions for EFL teachers and syllabus designers to improve students’ paragraph writing.

Keywords

Difficulties, EFL students, narrative, paragraph, writing.