Milieu Disparity between Author and Reader Generates Complexity: ESP & ELT as a Case Study


The aim of this paper is to have a deep insight for the necessities of Islamic linguistic skills in terms of moral modifications and cultural relevancies for the improvement of ELT materials. The paper highlights the required assessments for the current need of English language for Muslims on all dimensions of ELT problems. This is enhanced through examining the reality of existence of Islamic approach to English usage in reference to its nature, historical background and contemporary impacts of English literary developments among Muslims. The result indicates that Islamic approach to the language use and application should co-relate with universal features which include lexis, grammar, topic, style, audiences, code mixing: all of which express social and cultural identities. The ultimate goal is the attainment of communicative competence in English among Muslim learners through the medium of Islamic culture and systematic applications of the modern methods of English language learning and teaching.

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Aysha Mohd Sharif, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia.
Yahya Torin Muritala, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia.

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Conference: ECLL2015
Stream: Cross-Cultural Communication

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