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ERIC Number: EJ1075240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
Education Context and English Teaching and Learning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: An Overview
Alrashidi, Oqab; Phan, Huy
English Language Teaching, v8 n5 p33-44 2015
This paper discusses the education context and English teaching and learning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The paper is organised into five main sections. The first section offers a brief glance at the social, religious, economic, and political context in KSA. The second section provides an overview of the education system in KSA, which includes a brief explanation of the history of education, a discussion of the role of government in modern education, and a description of the administration of education in the country. The third section presents information about English teaching and learning in public and higher education in KSA, while the fourth gives insights into the challenges and difficulties students face when learning English. The last section focuses on the importance of learning English in KSA.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia
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