Investigation the attitudes of secondary school students towards the use of saying and words of wisdom in learning English at secondary level in Gaza

  • Wafaa Ibrahim Alnajjar PhD in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Gaza, Palestine.
  • Reem Yahya Mahmoud Shehadh PhD in Curriculum, and teaching methods, Gaza, Palestine.
Keywords: attitudes, secondary school students, wisdom, learning English


This paper examined the attitudes of secondary school students towards the use of saying and words of wisdom in learning English as a foreign language in secondary schools in Gaza. Saying and words of wisdom play a significant role in language learning as a part of gaining cultural knowledge. In addition, this study attempted to find out whether they could motivate students to learn English then improve language acquiring through time. 40 secondary female EFL learners were assigned in questionnaires and interviews. Through observation, the researcher convinced that saying and words of wisdom is an important segment in the English Language, and it is a useful piece that has been used to spread wisdom and truths about life. The study reveals the effectiveness and higher rate of retaining of learning vocabulary through the strategy of sayings and words of wisdom compared to the traditional method.


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How to Cite
Alnajjar, W., & Shehadh, R. (2021). Investigation the attitudes of secondary school students towards the use of saying and words of wisdom in learning English at secondary level in Gaza. International Journal of Research in Educational Sciences. (IJRES), 4(3), 169 - 199. Retrieved from