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Egyptian Students Difficulties in Learning the Italian Verbal System

Mai Morsy Tawfik Ali    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt    



This essay aims to analyse errors made by Egyptian students in learning the Italian verbal system. We try to explain the most frequent errors highlighting the causes that generated them. This thesis is based on the analysis of compositions written by 60 Egyptian learners enrolled in the second year of the Italian degree course at the Faculty of Al Alsun. The analysis revealed that the verb is a part of the speech in which almost all students have made errors. The causes of the errors are numerous: the influence of the Arabic language; the difference between the structure of the tense in the Italian language and in the Arabic language and the intrinsic difficulties of the Italian language.

Keywords: Students’ difficulties. Italian as a foreign language. Italian verbal system. Influence of the Arabic language. Difficulties of the Italian language.

Language: it

Submitted: May 25, 2020   Accepted: June 8, 2021   Published: July 23, 2021  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/ELLE/2280-6792/2021/02/006

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