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International Journal of English Language Studies
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  • Efficacy of Scan Attendance Manager Application Using Quick Response Code
           in Dagohoy National High School, Bohol, Philippines

    • Authors: Jeson Jacinto Galgo
      Abstract: This study primarily aimed to assess the efficacy of Scan Attendance Manager Application using Quick Response Code as perceived by the teachers in Dagohoy National High School, Dagohoy, Bohol, Philippines, School Year 2019-2020. It utilized Descriptive-Comparative research design through survey method.  It was concluded that the Scan Attendance Manager is a reliable application wherein teachers could conveniently use to monitor class attendance by simply scanning the QR code embedded to each student's ID. As expected, this application provides efficient data output from detecting absent students to generating reports; thus, it is advisable to use. As all teacher-respondents strongly agree, there is nothing to worry about generating the reports since the data produced by the SAM application is definitely accurate. It was also concluded that the Scan Attendance Manager app is not only useful for classroom attendance; it can also be used to different kind of activities considering that there will be attendance to monitor. Moreover, the attendance data report was securely stored in the SAM database, and the teachers need nothing to worry about confidentiality since they are the only ones who have access. There is a significant difference between the weighted average class attendance percentage of the months before and after using the SAM app. It further signifies that the attendance of the class after the teachers have utilized the SAM application had evidently shown significant improvement; thus the Scan Attendance Manager Application using Quick Response Code is useful not just by providing convenience to teachers, but importantly it virtually eliminates absences. There is a significant variance among the five classifications of the Efficacy of the Scan Attendance Manager App as perceived by the teachers. Among the five classifications, teachers have extensively perceived the efficient output that Scan Attendance Manager could provide in terms of its general function in monitoring class attendance.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +000
  • Sensory Details for Descriptive Writing

    • Authors: NOAH F. ACEDO
      Abstract: This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of sensory details in writing descriptive essay to grade twelve STEM students, University of Cebu-Main Campus. The result was used as basis for a proposed action plan. Specifically, the study sought answers to the pretest performances of the control and experimental groups, the posttest performances of the control and experimental groups, the significant difference between their pretest performances, the significant difference between their pretest-posttest performances, and the significant difference between their posttest performances. A quasi-experimental design was used with the control and experimental group. There were 60 grade twelve students as subject in the study. The experimental group was taught with the use of sensory details while the control was taught using the lecture method. Pretest and posttest evaluations were used to measure the academic performance of the students in both groups. Most of the students had good level performances. The posttest scores of both groups marked an increase and the posttest mean value of the experimental group was significantly higher compared to the control group. Writing for students is more fun and engaging when they are able to actually feel, see, smell, touch, or hear what they are writing about. Sensory detailed composition writing also explores the creative skills of learners. Learners would exercise realistic yet creative way of writing a descriptive essay.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +000
  • Cross-linguistic Analysis of Metonymic Conceptualization of Personality in
           English and Vietnamese Idioms Containing "Head", "Face" and “Eyes”

    • Authors: Nguyen Ngoc Vu; Nguyen Thi Thu Van, Nguyen Thi Hong Lien
      Abstract: Research on idioms from the point of view of cognitive linguistics, in particular through conceptual metaphor and conceptual metonymy in cognitive semantics, has been steadily growing. While there have been quite a few investigations into the role of conceptual metaphors in meaning formation, conceptual metonymies are still left underexplored. This article examines the role of metonymic conceptualization of personality in English and Vietnamese idioms containing "head", "face" and “eyes” from the conceptual metonymy theory of cognitive linguistics. With analyzed examples from 713 English languages and 947 Vietnamese idioms of body parts collected, the article shows that metonymic conceptualization plays an essential part in the formation of meaning. There are many similarities in the way "head", "face" and “eyes” are conceptualized for personality in both English and Vietnamese cultures. However, why Vietnamese body part idioms use a lot of symbolic pairs, English idioms do not. The study suggests more attention to conceptual metonymy in teaching idioms in order to help students infer idiomatic meanings. Rather than asking students to learn by heart the composite meaning of idioms, teachers should encourage them to guess the idiomatic meaning. Besides, conceptual metonymy should be explained to students since it helps language learners infer idiomatic meaning and retain it longer.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +000
  • Teaching Competence and Challenges Encountered in Secondary Science

    • Authors: FLORAFEL C. DATOY
      Abstract: The main purpose of this study was to assess the teaching competence of secondary science teacher instruction in terms of the teaching competence in educational qualification; eligibility; teaching experience; number of training attended; utilization of instructional support system such as laboratory apparatus, facilities and equipment; the teaching method employed and the relationship among these variables. The study was conducted in the big schools of the First Congressional District of Bohol. A total of 812 participants were identified comprising 72 secondary science teachers, 20 school principals and 720 students. The data were subjected to statistical treatment using the weighted mean to assess the teaching competence of science teachers as perceived by themselves, principals and students. The weighted mean was used to determine the educational qualification, performance rating, number of teaching experience, number of trainings attended, utilization of instructional support system such as laboratory apparatus, facilities and equipment and the teaching method employed by the science teacher. Analysis of Variance was used to determine the relationship of teaching competence between educational qualification, years of service, Bachelors and major Degree. Bonferonni and Holms Multiple Comparison test was used for years of service since ANOVA resulted to significantly different results. For the eligibility and performance rating, T-test for two independent means because they were only two (2) groups being compared. However, for the utilization of laboratory apparatus, facilities and other teaching resources and teaching methods employed, both use the correlation because the independent and dependent variables are continuous variables and that is, numerical scale was used. Findings showed that there is a significant relationship on teaching competence between number of teaching experience and teaching methods. This study found out that teaching methods and number of years in teaching affect the teaching competence. Hence, it is urged, that DepEd Personnel should utilize the result of this study and consider the proposed enhancement plan for the improvement of  teaching competence in science instruction.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +000
  • Representations of Death in Rawi Hage’s Beirut Hellfire Society

    • Authors: Ashraf Abu Fares; Indrani Borgohain
      Abstract: The aim of this paper is to explore the representations of death in Beirut Hellfire Society, a novel written by the Lebanese author, Rawi Hage, and published in 2018. The novel indulges in immoral and varied casts like the de-romanticizing subjects in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian which help illustrate the realities of life during wartime. All the characters portrayed in Beirut Hellfire Society are colorful and complicated vignettes. They span the four seasons following the death of Pavlov’s father, who is killed in a bomb explosion when he is in the middle of digging a grave. In this novel, Hage portrays the dilemma that people faced during the Lebanese civil war and the meaninglessness of death. He deliberately presents a striking description of death that overflows in the city of Beirut throughout the civil war and links it to a myriad of aspects associated to it; mourning, burials, funeral dancing, lunacy, a sense of humor and jokes regarding death, and above all, cremation, to personify the abundant death and destruction that pervaded Beirut on that period of Lebanon’s history with its utmost horrible and devastating face. Pavlov, a twenty years old undertaker, and his father are extraordinary characters and members of the “Hellfire Society,” a secretive organization of infidels, hedonists, idolaters, in which the members cremate people at their own request. Hellfire Society is a mysterious, rebellious and anti-religious sect that arranges secret burial for those who have been denied it because the deceased was a homosexual, an atheist, and an outcast or abandoned by their family, church and state. With death front and centre, Rawi Hage’s Beirut Hellfire Society is a treatise on living with war. In short, it is a novel that practically defines iconoclasm and registers the horrible, prevalent, and immeasurable shocking death that ensues as a real consequence of war and its atrocities.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +000
  • EFL Teachers’ Code-switching in Post Lesson Discussion: A Window
           into English Supervision

      Abstract: Naturally, code-switching occurs in a normal conversation between bilingual speakers who are familiar with the spoken languages as an intellectual trans-languaging process. A puzzling process, still in a positive way, that has been under the attention of linguists for decades regardless of the ethnographic or geographic characteristics of the spoken languages and/or their speakers. This research study explored this phenomenon from a pedagogical aspect that is directly linked with the Omani teachers of English Language  of Cycle One (C1) Muscat Basic Education Schools (BES) as native speakers of Arabic. For the first time, yet beyond the classroom borders, the issue of code-switching is locally tackled from the continuous professional development outlook; the post lesson discussion (PLD) or as also known, the post classroom observation discussion. Qualitatively, the researchers investigated this controversial phenomenon, in the world of foreign languages, from the perspective of the English Language Supervision; Supervisors and Senior Supervisors, in specific, in relation to its functions and the driving reasons, potential pros and cons and how it could be handled properly. The findings of this case study address future educational implications to the best practices of the PLD interaction language as well as to promote heightened understanding of the C1 EFL teachers’ code-switching nature to manage it for the greater good of their continuous professional development (CPD).  
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +000
  • Metonymic Words and Expressions Characteristic of American English

    • Authors: Elnara Putayeva
      Abstract: When a particular metonymic word or expression is used, it is necessary to have certain cultural and historical knowledge in order to understand what is concealed within these metonymic expressions. Sometimes these metonymic expressions reveal the variety and characteristic features of a culture and give an idea of its being different from others. In the following paper the main intention is to analyze metonymic expressions in American English and to indicate variety that they bring to the speech of language carriers. Metonymy is also used in everyday language in order to give a more colorful and precise expression to ideas. Metonymies are approached as conceptual processes of extension, i.e. they are not so much relationships between words as relationships between concepts. It is interesting to note from a methodological point of view that while research on metaphor, cognitive or otherwise, has been able to focus on its object of matter without necessarily considering metonymy, things are quite different when metonymy comes under analysis. People with resembling cultural backgrounds and many similarities in common may share similar metonymic expressions, but for those who do not have the same cultural background it could sound like a challenge. Metonymy is accordingly a relevant linguistic device that plays a key role in the study of language and culture, and in understanding the speech of people from different cultures. The variety that these expressions cover may range from proper names to names of food and meals.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +000
  • The Use of Capital CMC Expressions in the Non-Capital Cities as a Sign of
           Language Unification

    • Authors: Bushra W. Ali
      Abstract: Recent studies of computer mediated communication (CMC) have focused mainly on linguistic analysis of the internet’s different types of chats. This study highlights the differences between university and non-university when it comes to using chat. The difference focuses on their use of capital and non-capital expressions. The study was conducted in the University of Sumer. The research focuses upon the capital and non-capital expressions use at the university community depending upon9 variables for 97 sample. The data revealed that there is a distinction between university and non-university chat on their capital expressions usage: (Laad, Aady, Hello, Dez, Mnower, Shakbark, Wyaya, Ok and Bye), at the non-capital area.  Moreover, the data showed that there is a distinction between university chat at the university community and their chat outside the university community. Moreover, this study observed the written chats of Iraqi university informants: students, teaching staff and employees.  The sample was randomly chosen using social media such as Viber, Facebook and Whats WhatsApp. This is to observe that how the public and private atmospheres participate in language change to be unified at the time of the social networking use.  The study used a quantitative and statistical analysis and investigated the use of capital expressions by users from the noncapital inhabitants’ background. The results of the study found that the university informants eluded to use the capital expressions at the university atmosphere in the noncapital areas. The results also reflected the fact that the use of capital expressions in the noncapital areas is a clear indication for language unification concept.
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +000
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