English Language, Literature & Culture

Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2018

  • The Teach-to-the-Test Approach: Doing Harm to the Lifelong Educational Paradigm of Algerian EFL Learners

    Smail Benmoussat, Nabil Djawad Benmoussat

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2018
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: 30 December 2017
    Accepted: 20 January 2018
    Published: 6 February 2018
    Abstract: The present paper is a plea for a reconsideration of the boundaries of EFL teaching and testing within the framework of the lifelong educational paradigm. Today the educational arena dictates a new paradigm in which lifelong learning becomes indispensable. Learning is no more confined to a specific physical context: the classroom; it goes beyond th... Show More
  • A Comparative Study on the Mutual Stereotyping of Essential Democratic Institutions Between China and the United States

    Qi Zhu

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2018
    Pages: 7-13
    Received: 7 January 2018
    Accepted: 22 January 2018
    Published: 17 February 2018
    Abstract: With the multi-polarization trend of the world, the cooperation and conflicts between the superpower the United States and rising China have been augmenting simultaneously, among which the mutual criticism upon democracy turns out to be one of the most remarkable controversies. Bilateral condemnations concentrate on the judgment that the democracy ... Show More
  • The Muslims’ Identity in American Society Through Ayad Akhtar’s Play «The Who and the What»

    Houaria Chaal

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2018
    Pages: 14-19
    Received: 4 December 2017
    Accepted: 2 January 2018
    Published: 24 February 2018
    Abstract: The present research aims to point out the clash between the religious and social aspects of Muslim’s life in Ayad Akhtar’s debatable play «The Who and the What», in which the author attempts to stir matter of Muslim Immigrants’ identity, through an impetuous young Muslim woman, Zarina, who tries to break out all the barrier of her traditional soci... Show More
  • An Analysis of “Beauty of Death” in Edgar Allen Poe’s Poetry

    Jiaqi Yin

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2018
    Pages: 20-24
    Received: 3 March 2018
    Accepted: 14 March 2018
    Published: 9 April 2018
    Abstract: Edgar Allen Poe was one of the greatest poets in America and the poems he created have a great impact on not only American literature but the whole world. In many of his poems, “death” is almost everywhere, and through these poems his aesthetic view was revealed. In Poe’s mind, the terror and ugliness of death is another form of beauty, and this so... Show More
  • Five Filipino Novels in English Depicting Socio-Political Realities Evoke Human Transformations

    Matilda Dimaano

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2018
    Pages: 25-32
    Received: 29 May 2018
    Accepted: 13 July 2018
    Published: 6 August 2018
    Abstract: In the world of literature, Henry James stated that novel is history. This is so because novels are written by authors gathering their plot agenda from prevailing socio-political realities in particular time points in history. This study aims to present a review of five Filipino novels in English as to how they exemplify the fictive realities of th... Show More