English Language Education : A Means Of Liberation And A Passport From The Gateway Of Prosperity

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and education in general as a means of liberation and a passport to enter the gateway of prosperity. Also, English language learning is viewed as an opportunity to excel in harsh extraordinary economy and lifestyle through the achievement of self -identity and growth through learning a foreign language. On another note, it is important to mention that political factors such as curfews, road dangers and road blocks, check points, limited funding and shelling in Gaza create challenging obstacles to foreign language learning. Adding to the challenges are social factors, especially those with relevance to females such as gender inequality and early marriages in a tribal society. Palestinian refugees value English education as a means of liberation and a passport to enter the gateway of prosperity. It will be worthwhile to investigate if English language education liberated them and how it influenced their lives in the previous years, especially females. On the other hand, Palestinian refugees in Syria learn all lessons in Arabic and start French in later stages, while in Lebanon and Jordan refugee camps they learn English subject from the fifth grade. Some projects such as LEAP (Shine, parfè, aspire, and rise) in the refugee camp in Lebanon provide a space and an opportunity for growth for Palestinian refugee youth to enhance their English proficiency, empower their analytical skills, and language capabilities through academic studies, and explore English language learning in

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