English Language Institute Journal

The English Language Institute Journal is published quarterly by theEnglish Language Institute,University of Khartoum. The mission of the journal is to help promote research of the English language in Sudan. The ELI Journal is an open access, peer reviewed, journal that publishes articles, case studies, reviews and research.Currently the journal will be published in electronic format only.

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The ELI Journal aims to:

  • Encourage research in English language teaching (ELT) and learning;
  • Provide well-constructed discussion related to the principles and practice that establish how English language is taught and learnt.
  • Fill in the gap of the lack of a specialized journalin ELT research in Sudan.

Contributions related under the broad umbrella of ELT and learning, particularly those connected to Sudan, the Middle East and North Africa, are welcomed. Readers are kindly requested to send us news of all relevant research, material development projects, new courses, and events such as conferences and workshops. Suggestions for how the journal can be improved are appreciated. Publishers are requested to send review copies of ELT textbooks.
We invite you to contribute to ELI Journal.

Online: ISSN 1858-8506


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Issue No 1 March 2018


The English Language Institute of the University of Khartoum is pleased to release the first issue of theEnglish Language Institute Journal (ELIJ). ELIJ is a quarterly publication that provides a platform for all those who are interested in English language and its literature, namely English Language Teaching domains (ELT, EFL, ESL, ESP). ELIJ does not only aim at giving opportunities for those who have expertise to give their fascinating insights into the field of teaching English industry, but also a forum for exchanging workable ideas and views.

This issue contains articles in various fields of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, and Literature, with the participation of researchers -from inside and outside the Sudan. Hoping that this first issue satisfies the need in the fields of Applied Linguistics and Literature.

We strive to fulfill our commitments to serious scientific publishing,which contributes to the progress of research in the fields of language and its various applications in Sudan and the region.

The English Language Institute is pleased to pay tribute to the contributors in this particular issue, specifically scholars, researchers and above all the editorial staff.

Finally, ELIJ highly welcomes contributions from anyone involved in ELT and literary studies, nationally and internationally.


Dr. Mohamed Younis Mohamed                        Dr. Hala Salih Mohammed Nur

Director, ELI                                                           Chief Editor, ELIJ

March, 2018

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Abuelgasim Sabah Elsaid Mohammed
Amir Mohammed Albloly, Tag Elsir Hassan Bashoum El-Amin
Hamza Ahmed Hamza Ahmed
Hala Salih Mohammed Nur, Haider Mohammed Mezaal
Saif Latif Manthur