https://hdpublication.com/index.php/jev/issue/feed Journal Educational Verkenning 2021-10-04T14:46:44+07:00 Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Journal Educational Verkenning ISSN 2709-622X</strong> covers all research areas in education such as Collaborative learning, College, Comparative education, Compulsory education, Management education, Women education, Educational management, Teacher education, Population education, Vocational education, Value education, Psychological education, Moral education, Philosophy of education, University systems, E-learning, Library and etymology, Board of education, Textbook, Educational counseling, Educational technology, Education theory, Educational experiences, Special education, School curriculum, Curriculum theory, Academic disciplines.</p> https://hdpublication.com/index.php/jev/article/view/126 The degree of practicing effective communication skills among teachers of learning disabilities in English language from their point of view 2021-09-17T08:47:48+07:00 Mohamad Ahmad Saleem Khasawneh ahmadsaleem8976@gmail.com <p>The study aimed at identifying the degree of practicing effective communication skills among teachers of learning disabilities in English language from their point of view. The study used the descriptive approach and designed a questionnaire to collect data. The study population consisted of all (60) teachers of LDs in English language in public schools in Irbid Governorate. The sample of the study was (20) teachers, who were chosen by the random method. The results of the study showed that the degree of practicing effective communication skills by teachers of LDs in English language was high from their point of view. In light of the results, the researcher recommended increasing the activation of the use of effective communication skills for teachers and school administrators</p> 2021-09-17T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Journal Educational Verkenning https://hdpublication.com/index.php/jev/article/view/128 Issues in Designing English for Islamic Studies Courses 2021-10-04T14:46:44+07:00 Reima Al-Jarf reima.al.jarf@gmail.com <p>Undergraduate students majoring in Islamic Studies in Saudi Arabia need to take an English-for-Specific-Purposes (ESP) course each year of the B.A. program. The material for all four courses was developed in-house by a group of instructors at those colleges. An examination of the course material in general and reading texts, in particular, revealed many weaknesses. It was found that each course material consists of 6 units, each of which consisting of a reading text, few vocabulary items and their dictionary definition and comprehension questions. Vocabulary exercises required the students to fill in the blanks with the words that were defined or to look up the meanings in the dictionary. English passages were simply a literal translation of Arabic sentences rather than connected discourse. The texts lacked cohesion, coherence, and an organizational structure. No devices signaling the text structure and no transitional words between sentences and paragraphs were used. Ideas are abstract, vague and have insufficient details. Stories had no theme, no setting, and no sequence of events.&nbsp; The passages lacked the stylistic features of English texts. Although the students are required to translate the same reading passages, translation skills and techniques were not mentioned.&nbsp; English for Islamic Studies courses need to be re-designed by a team of subject-matter, curriculum design and native English language experts. Discourse structure, stylistic features, register and specific reading and vocabulary skills should be taken into consideration in the course design. A model for designing English for Islamic Studies courses is provided.</p> 2021-10-08T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Journal Educational Verkenning