The University Level Kurdish EFL Student’s Ability to Use Collocations in University of Raparin


  • Soran Abdullah University of Raparin, Iraq
  • Sarwar Salih Hussein University of Raparin, Iraq
  • Farman Mohammed Qader University of Raparin, Iraq
  • Ari Baiz Ahmed University of Raparin, Iraq
  • Rabar Mohammed University of Raparin, Iraq



Collocations, Mother Tongue, Foreign Language, Chunks, Phraseology


The aim of this study was to look into the primary sources in order to learn more about the students’ abilities to using collocations at Raparin University's English as a Foreign Language (EFL). This study included 60 Kurdish students studying EFL at Raparin University in Northern Iraq to determine their capacity to use collocations. The TRUE/FALSE and AGREE/DISAGREE tests were used to collect quantitative data on the individuals' major sources of collocational ability. The findings indicated that the students' understanding of English collocations is quite poor. It's safe to assume that the students were uninformed of the existence of collocations. Finally, the consequences of these findings on the use of collocations are examined. In addition, recommendations were offered for how academics and materials designers may improve language teaching materials for collocations by taking into account significant elements that frequently cause collocation difficulties.



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How to Cite

Abdullah, S., Hussein, S. S., Qader, F. M., Ahmed, A. B., & Mohammed, R. (2022). The University Level Kurdish EFL Student’s Ability to Use Collocations in University of Raparin. Canadian Journal of Language and Literature Studies, 2(4), 89–101.