Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2018)
Investigating the role of short stories in enhancing first year students productive skills
Author(s): Wafaa Abdulgadir Elbtrai Mohammed, Dr. Abdulgadir Mohammed Ali Adam
Abstract: The aim of this study is to investigate the role of short stories in enhancing first years students' productive skills. English language learners' students face difficulties and hindrances when they start speaking and writing in English, therefore, this study aimed to help students to overcome those problems. The researcher used descriptive analytical, quantitative and qualitative methods as well as questionnaire and test as tools in the collection of data relevant to this study. The researcher was design a questionnaire for teachers to identify their views in using short stories to solve problems that encounter first year students of English language as well as a test to identify the problems encountered first year students in Gezira University, Faculty of Education Hasahiesa, department of English Language. The questionnaire was distributed for the teachers of English in Sudanese Universities which contained (40 copies). The data obtained by the questionnaire was entered and processed using (SPSS). The study has found out the following: firstly, Short stories enhance student to write coherent and cohesion text through their reflection on life through literature reading, analysis and appreciatory. Secondly, Short stories promote students writing mechanism. Thirdly, Short stories enrich students learning experience.