Dr. EntisarElsherif

Department of English Language faculty of Education Tripoli

Full name

Dr. Entisar ALi Hadi Elsherif

َQualifications

Doctor of Phiosophy

Academic Rank

Lecturer

Biography

Entisar Elsherif is a faculty member at the Faculty of Education at University of Tripoli, Libya. Currently, she is the director of the Research, Consultancy, and Training department. She has a Ph.D. in English (Composition and TESOL) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and MA in Applied Linguistics & TESOL from Newcastle University, UK. She is a passionate TESOLer and believes in the role TESOL plays in empowering English learners to become transformative individuals who are agents of peace, social justice, and positive change. Her research interests include TESOL Teacher Education, L2 Writing, and Plagiarism.

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Qualifications

Doctor of Phiosophy

English Language (Composition & TESOL)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
5 ,2017

Master degree

Applied Linguistics & TESOL
Newcastle University, UK
5 ,2006

Bachelor Degree

English Language
University of Tripoli
8 ,1988

Experiences

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2020 - 2020

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2019 - 2019

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2019 - 2021

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2017 - 2017

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2015 - 2017

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2015 - 2015

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2010 - 2010

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2007 - 2009

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2007 - 2007

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1989 - 2003

Publications

Raising Awareness: Introducing Ecocomposition into EFL Writing Classroom

Ecocomposition is a fairly new applied approach in the composition classroom. Its application helped first-year composition teachers raise environmental awareness and discuss the impact of place on writers. In spite of its significance, ecocomposition application in the EFL classroom is nearly nonexistent. The purpose of this paper is to explore how ecocomposition is implemented in the composition classroom to propose introducing it to the EFL writing classroom. This is by discussing the ways in which ecocomposition is applied in the first-year college composition classroom by a number of compositionists and writing teachers such as Derek Owens and others. In discussing those ways of applying ecocomposition into the EFL writing classroom, EFL writing teachers will have examples that would help them design ecocomposition courses that would help raising place and environment awareness. arabic 8 English 64
Entisar ALi Hadi Elsherif(1-2013)
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Introducing Slang to English Language Learners

Real life conversations do not include formal spoken interactions all the time; learning to use slang will help convergence, divergence, and maintenance, which constitute speech accommodation theory. Convergence is “accommodation towards the speech of one’s interlocutors” (Meyerhoff, 2006, p. 307). In other words, how individuals are familiarized to each other’s linguistic features during speech. In the case of ELLs, they needed to gain social approval in their new community, which makes convergence occur. They use slang to maintain their social approval and construct their identity. Their convergence is downward convergence since they use slang to belong to their school community arabic 5 English 41
Entisar ALi Hadi Elsherif, Nadia Abdurrahman A. Nsir(1-2021)
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Literature Review on the Use of First Language During Second Language Writing

The paper discusses how L2 writers use their L1 while writing in L2. It investigates L1use in L2 by exploring the results of ten studies that examined it from different perspectives and in different contexts. By introducing the results of L1 use by L2 writers,ESL/EFL teachers will play a great role by helping students use their L1 positively andavoid the negative impacts of L1 use. This kind of research is of significance because thestudied research results showed that further research is needed in this area. This reviewwill provide a basis for ideas to investigate L1 use in L2 writing.The paper focuses on an important skill in English language teaching which is writing.The focus of the paper is L1 use which has been considered as taboo. This would targetthe interest of most of HLT audience, especially writing teachers. The main mission is tointroduce the role of L1 use in L2 writing. This paper reviews the second language (L2)writers’ use of the first language (L1) while composing in the second language (L2) inten studies. Those studies looked at three proficiency groups that included adult high- proficient, intermediate, and low-proficient writer’s use of L1. The results indicated thatL1 is used frequently while writing in L2 by translating, language-switching, and backtracking. It was also noticed that L1 use had positive effects on L2 text. arabic 11 English 66
Entisar ALi Hadi Elsherif(12-2012)
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Teaching Pre-Service Teachers Critical Reading through the Newspapers

This paper discussed the importance of critical reading by discussing how newspaper articles can be used to encourage pre-service teachers to read critically and showing them how to develop learners' critical reading. arabic 8 English 61
Entisar ALi Hadi Elsherif, fatma alhammali ali dreid(1-2014)
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Using Blogs in English Language Teaching and Teacher Education Programs

The paper shos how blogs can be used in teacher preparation programs. arabic 9 English 62
Entisar ALi Hadi Elsherif, (1-2014)
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Code-Switching Between English and the Cyber Language through Computer-Mediated Communication: Discussion of Integrating Code-Switching in ESL Classroom

Code-Switching Between English and the Cyber Language through Computer-Mediated Communication arabic 20 English 132
Nadia Abdurrahman A. Nsir, Entisar ALi Hadi Elsherif(1-2014)
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Facebook Games for English Language Learning: What Student-Teachers Say?

This exploratory case study aimed at investigating the studentteachers’ views on using Facebook games for language learning. The participants were 48 student-teachers at the EFL Department of the Faculty of Education at a Libyan public university. They were required to play Facebook games for two weeks and then present their experiences through oral presentations and reflective journals. Data were collected through student-teachers’ presentations and reflective journals. Data were analyzed qualitatively using a thematic inductive approach. Although few student-teachers had negative views, most of the student-teachers had positive views on using Facebook games for learning. They believed that Facebook games teach players following instructions and provide opportunities for language improvement, especially for vocabulary learning. We expect that our findings would provide teachers and practitioners with ideas for classroom research and encourage researchers to conduct further and more rigorous testing on integrating Facebook games into the EFL classroom. arabic 11 English 61
Entisar Elsherif, fatma alhammali ali dreid(2-2021)
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Fostering Quality in the Graduation Research Project at the Libyan Faculties of Education: Libyan Teacher-Educators’ Perspectives

One of the Libyan Faculty of Education exit requirements is the graduation research project. Current literature review indicates the scarcity of literature on the quality of the graduation project in the Libyan context. Thus, the present study addressed this shortcoming by investigating the opinions of the faculty members at the Faculties of Education at various Libyan public universities on achieving quality standards in the graduation research projects. The design of the study was exploratory sequential mixed methods as we gathered both quantitative and qualitative data to get accurate and detailed picture of the Libyan teacher-educators’ views on fostering quality in the graduation research project. The context of the study is the Faculties of Education at eight Libyan universities. The participants were 62 Libyan teacher-educators who were faculty members at the Libyan Faculties of Education. Data were collected through documents, questionnaires, and follow up interviews. The results showed that the participants’ views were opposite to the document analysis and revealed that the participants were not sure whether the regulations covered all the points related to the graduation research projects, so they preferred to be neutral. They also perceived several factors as the issues that hindered the quality of the graduation research projects. The participants suggestions as ways of fostering quality in the graduation research projects included achieving quality by following the quality standards described by the quality assurance department among other suggestions. arabic 21 English 111
Entisar ALi Hadi Elsherif, FUZIA AHMED MOFTAH ELHSAN(3-2021)
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Fostering Quality in the Graduation Research Project at the Libyan Faculties of Education: Libyan Teacher-Educators’ Perspectives

One of the Libyan Faculty of Education exit requirements is the graduation research project. Review of the current literature shows that there exists a dearth of literature on the quality of the graduation project in the Libyan context. To address this shortcoming, the present study investigated the opinions of the faculty members of the Faculties of Education at various Libyan public universities on achieving quality standards in the graduation research projects. The design of the study was exploratory sequential mixed methods as we gathered both quantitative and qualitative data to get accurate and detailed picture of the Libyan teacher-educators’ views on fostering quality in the graduation research project. The context of the study is the Faculties of Education at eight Libyan universities. The participants were 62 Libyan teacher-educators who were faculty members at the Libyan Faculties of Education. Data were collected through documents, questionnaires, and follow up interviews. The results showed that the participants’ views were opposite to the document analysis and revealed that the participants were not sure whether the regulations covered all the points related to the graduation research projects, so they preferred to be neutral. They also perceived several factors as the issues that hindered the quality of the graduation research projects. The participants suggestions as ways of fostering quality in the graduation research projects included achieving quality by following the quality standards described by the quality assurance department among other suggestions. arabic 21 English 111
Entisar ALi Hadi Elsherif, FUZIA AHMED MOFTAH ELHSAN(3-2021)
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Facebook Games for English Language Learning: What Student-Teachers Say?

This exploratory case study aimed at investigating the student-teachers’ views on using Facebook games for language learning. The participants were 48 student-teachers at the EFL Department of the Faculty of Education at a Libyan public university. They were required to play Facebook games for two weeks and then present their experiences through oral presentations and reflective journals. Data were collected through student-teachers’ presentations and reflective journals. Data were analyzed qualitatively using a thematic inductive approach. Although few student-teachers had negative views, most of the student-teachers had positive views on using Facebook games for learning. They believed that Facebook games teach players following instructions and provide opportunities for language improvement, especially for vocabulary learning. We expect that our findings would provide teachers and practitioners with ideas for classroom research and encourage researchers to conduct further and more rigorous testing on integrating Facebook games into the EFL classroom. arabic 12 English 61
Entisar ALi Hadi Elsherif, fatma alhammali ali dreid(2-2021)
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