Language for Resilience: Semantic Mapping and Syrian Refugees

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  • hana Al-Badou
  • dina Al-Jamal
  • Imad Sa’di



Alzaatari camp, resilience, Syrian refugees, Yarmouk University.


The aim of this study is help refugees to move forward by the means of having control on their English languagelearning. To this end, semantic mapping was used in teaching reading skills for Eighth grade students at Alzaatari camp for Syrian refugees at the north of Jordan. The researcher used quasi experimental design entailing a pre-post-test and a questionnaire to examine the effect of improving the English reading skills for the participants of the study who were 50. The results of the study showed that semantic mapping strategy improved students' reading skills significantly and thereby improved their resilience by helping themselves to move forward. 


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How to Cite

Al-Badou, hana, Al-Jamal, dina, & Sa’di, I. (2020). Language for Resilience: Semantic Mapping and Syrian Refugees. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies, 7(1), 56–69.



Original Manuscript
Received 2020-02-14
Accepted 2020-03-24
Published 2020-05-18