Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2019)
Examining the ability of non-native university teachers of English on teaching idiomatic expressions
Author(s): Selma Dafallah Mohamed Al Hassan, Dr. Abdulgadir Mohammed Ali, Dr. Muntasir Hassan Mubarak, Dr. Mohamm Bakir Hadidi
Abstract: This paper studies the ability of non-native university teachers of English on teaching idiomatic expressions, and whether students are positively or negatively affected. It is a general phenomenon in Sudan that, on-native university teachers of English lack the proper knowledge of teaching idiomatic expressions; despite the fact that they are abundantly found in university syllabus. Through the data collected from the method which was an interview carried out with different teachers from a variety of universities, the researcher concluded that, the result of the above mentioned claim was true, the principal objective of this paper is to draw non-native teachers’ attention to the importance of teaching idiomatic expressions at university level. Because the significance of this paper emanates from the vital importance of idiomatic expression in English language without which the language becomes vague.