Volume 16, Issue 3, Summer 2013, Page 7-505

Oral Error treatment in the EFL Classroom: Comparing Teachers and Students Preferences

Wafaa Shakir Ibrahim

for humanities sciences al qadisiya, 2013, Volume 16, Issue 3, Pages 7-20

Student's errors have been tackled seriously by researchers because they are involved in serving the educational and academic field in three related purposes 1); The pedagogical purpose, that is showing the teacher what hisher learners have learned from the topics presented and what areas that are still uncontrolled. 2); The research purpose, students' errors are treated as academic evidence for how languages are learned. 3); The learning purpose, they can be considered as means of feedback to the students to investigate the rule of the target language (Corder (1967) as cited in Eliss and Gary, 2005:49). This study is aimed at gaining more insights into the nature of error making and finding out the oral errors that are often made by the students of the College of Education, English Dep., how do they receive attention from the teacher and how does the teacher corrects them. The study used a questionnaire as a means of collecting information from both teachers and students. Generally speaking, the results show that students prefer the teacher that corrects their errors all the time and errors are not tolerated inside the class. The majority of teachers held positive attitudes towards errors and believe that correcting students' errors makes differences in both of the teaching and learning process. Their practices also indicated that they gave corrections to selective errors and mostly at transitional points with friendly attitudes. Most of them prefer that they denote to their students that an error has been committed by asking them to rephrase the incorrect phrases or sentences in a correct way. Most of the teachers use an elicitation technique in correcting errors and one of the most used kinds is the chain correction technique. The teachers differ in opinion on why correcting students errors. Also they varied in defining the term "accuracy and fluency" according to their own point of view.

Beatrice Cenci: A Violent Revolting Feminine Voice Out of A Myth and A Portrait

Sahar Abdul Ameer

for humanities sciences al qadisiya, 2013, Volume 16, Issue 3, Pages 21-36

Based on a true story, which captured his imagination during his visit to Rome, and on his knowledge of the Guido Reni's striking portrait of a beautiful young woman alleged to be Beatrice Cenci, P. B. Shelley presents his The Cenci with his tragic heroine Beatrice Cenci. The play shows one of the major Romantic ideals of Shelley which is mankind's ability to resist the power of cruelty.
Beatrice is a symbol of a heroic resistance to tyranny with an actual event of a woman as the chief actor and sufferer; the tragedy of womanhood is what Shelley was after. The anticipation of Beatrice Cenci is her way of meeting the intolerable wrong. Divine justice was her weapon to strike down the criminal instead of the fierce vengeance. And though deemed 'unnatural' due to the murdering act she committed towards her father by the nineteenth century readers, Beatrice Cenci is portrayed as a vehicle of divine power and justice, a figure above the laws of society and reason itself. She is portrayed as a divine avenger