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ERIC Number: EJ1157570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-2677
Needs Analysis of Saudi EFL Female Students: A Case Study of Qassim University
Alqunayeer, Huda Sulieman; Zamir, Sadia
Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, v5 n1 p87-104 2016
This research study analyzes the target needs of EFL female Saudi students to choose EFL as their specialization. The population of the research is the female students enrolled in Bachelors in English program, at the Department of English Language and Translation, Qassim University Saudi Arabia. Adapting the Hutchinson and Waters model of Needs Analysis, the study covers the Target needs (i.e., Necessities, Lacks and Wants) and the Learning needs. It aims to suggest certain amendments in the curriculum on the basis of needs analysis. The sample for study consisted of 150 students, the data was collected through questionnaire and analyzed by using SPSS. Overall assessment of the data shows that the learners show their weakness in oral skills (i.e., Listening and Speaking) as compared to literary skills (i.e., Reading and Writing). Students have shown their preference for the incorporation of practical activities and media based teaching material in their syllabus.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia
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