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ERIC Number: ED542860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
EFL Curriculum and Needs Analysis: An Evaluative Study
Alhamlan, Suad
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The current paper is an assessment of the "Traveller 5", the English Language curriculum that is taught in third secondary Schools in Saudi Arabia. Through this paper, the author focused on whether this curriculum fulfills students' needs. This syllabus has been introduced as part of the English Language Development Project (ELDP) implemented by the Saudi Ministry of Education. In order to achieve this goal, a questionnaire was prepared by the project committee aimed at exploring students' perceptions about this particular syllabus. The participants of this project were 500 female students at the third secondary grade from Riyadh region in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The results of the research revealed that the syllabus meets the requirements of the students in general sense. However, students did not give high evaluation to issues such as; the difficulty of the material in the textbook, the allowing students to interact in the classroom, and the number of the new vocabulary items in the textbook. The paper suggests focusing on these items in order to make it according to students' needs. (Contains 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia