Aljaffery, Yacoub (2014) THE EFFECTIVENESS OF USING METAPHORS IN ESL TEACHING. In: Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, May, Sarajevo.

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL:


Metaphors have been widely used in novels, short stories, and poems. However, they have also proved extremely useful as teaching tools, and can be particularly helpful when teaching language. Teaching a new language is one of the hardest teaching jobs because it requires multiple skills at once. For instance, a language teacher should be knowledgeable about his/her topic, and be both patient and creative. Every teacher has his/her own method of delivering information to students; these can be straightforward out-ofthe-book methods, or more creative methods. I believe strongly in teaching creatively. So, I find metaphor use to be one of the most effective and creative ways of teaching a language. Since I started teaching English, I have been using a variety of metaphors that I draw from the culture of the students I am teaching. This paper will help other English teachers to use the metaphors I have developed to make English learning easier. This study will illustrate to what extent the metaphors I use in my classes are effective at helping me to deliver my lesson and achieve my class objective. I also will investigate how much students enjoyed these lessons. My study is based on the following: 1. I use metaphors, which I will be explaining in this paper, to deliver lessons that seem to be hard for my students to understand. I make it clear to students that I am using metaphors. 2. After introducing every metaphor throughout the fall semester of 2013, I observe my students’ performance to see how well they understood the lesson. 3. After delivering all the metaphors in class, I distribute a survey for students to answer regarding how these metaphors improved the lesson and their understanding of it.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mrs. Emina Mekic
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 22:49
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2016 22:49

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item