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Asif, Fariha – English Language Teaching, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors that trigger language anxiety among Saudi learners in English as Foreign Language (EFL) classrooms. The factor of anxiety is especially found among learners while developing proficiency in over all communication and speaking skills as felt by the EFL teachers. The study also seeks to answer…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Alghanmi, Bayan; Shukri, Nadia – English Language Teaching, 2016
Teacher cognition (Borg, 2015) of grammar instruction is a relatively new phenomenon that has yet to be explored in the Saudi context. While many studies have focused on the teaching of grammar in general (Ellis, 2006; Corzo, 2013; Braine, 2014), further research needs to be done - particularly when it comes to understanding teachers' beliefs of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Grammar, Teaching Methods
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Liton, Hussain Ahmed – International Journal of Instruction, 2015
Typically, an ESP course is designed to develop students' communication skills not solely for the office, but also for useful in a specific workplace. Unfortunately, ESP for Schools of Business at some South-East Asian universities is not being very effective in promoting students' performance in the workplace. Behind this backdrop, this paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), English for Special Purposes, Workplace Learning
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Tawalbeh, Tha'er Issa; AlAsmari, AbdulRahman Awad – Higher Education Studies, 2015
The present paper aims to examine the instructors' perceptions of learner-centered instruction and possible barriers to implementing this instructional method in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at the university level in the Saudi Arabian context. To do this, four questions were posed. The first question investigates instructors'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Centered Curriculum
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Abdul-Cader, Akram; Anthony, Peter John – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2014
This study focused on the factors that affect motivation of faculty in Saudi Arabia. It included two surveys and open-ended queries to a focus group of five academic managers and 25 faculty members of varying nationalities, rank, and institutes in Saudi Arabia. The research showed that the faculties in Saudi Arabia's highest education industry…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Teacher Surveys, College Faculty
Ziyadah, Suliman M. I. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The intent of this study was to determine the essential aspects of both enthusiastic and reluctant Saudi female faculty, administrators, and graduate assistants that encourage or prevent them from participating in online education settings in five government universities across Saudi Arabia. The second intent of this study was to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Females, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
AL-Sarrani, Nauaf – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to obtain Science faculty concerns and professional development needs to adopt blended learning in their teaching at Taibah University. To answer these two research questions the survey instrument was designed to collect quantitative and qualitative data from close-ended and open-ended questions. The participants'…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Technical Support, Academic Rank (Professional), Women Faculty