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Abbasi, Wajahat Taj; Ahmad, Mudassar Mahmood; Mohammed, Faiza Abdalla Elhussien – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Dictionary is an acknowledged learning tool which has a tremendous role in acquiring a language. It has proved to be helpful in learning vocabulary and developing language proficiency. The use of monolingual dictionaries is thought to be very fruitful for learning vocabulary. The present study used survey method to gain the perception of the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Dictionaries
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Ahmed, Sumaya A.; Dakhiel, Maysoon A. – English Language Teaching, 2019
The present study aimed to identify the effectiveness of learner-centered teaching in modifying attitude towards EFL and developing academic self-motivation. The sample consisted of (35) 12th grade students (in one of the high schools of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for the academic year 2017/2018). To achieve the study objectives, a training program…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods, Active Learning, Cooperative Learning
Althobaiti, Saad; Elyas, Tariq – Online Submission, 2019
This study investigates whether teaching spelling to high school students using different techniques, i.e. copy, cover, compare and flip folder, would improve students' spelling. Additionally, it explores students' opinions and perceptions towards these techniques. The research conducted in Granada high school in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Thirty-six…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spelling Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Improvement
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Alshehri, Abdulhalim Ali – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The paper investigates the internet utilizing in online homework accomplishing at Saudi High Schools. The study covered three Saudi cities, namely; Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. The paper concerned about the teachers, parents and students perceptions toward using internet in education path with concentration on online home works, and its effect in…
Descriptors: Homework, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes
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AL-Dossary, Saeed Abdullah – International Education Studies, 2017
Cheating on tests is a serious problem in education. The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of a modified form of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) to predict cheating behavior among a sample of Saudi university students. This study also sought to test the influence of cheating in high school on cheating in college within the…
Descriptors: Cheating, Student Behavior, Structural Equation Models, Behavior Theories
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Alhamdan, Bandar; Honan, Eileen; Hamid, M. Obaidul – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
Discourses of the universality of English and its role in individual mobility and social development abound in the literature; these discourses have contributed to the global spread of English and to the development of English Language Teaching as a profession. Despite the ubiquity of the discourses of the value and universality of English, there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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AlTameemy, Farooq – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
Mobile phones have become so ubiquitous that they turned into an important part of our life. According to Parsons, mobile subscriptions exceed 6 billion subscriptions globally. Similarly, Ipsos and Verizon (as cited in Tan & El-Bendary) found out that adopting mobile phones with smart technologies has increased fast which also coincided with a…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ahmad, Waqar; Ali, Zuraina; Sipra, Muhammad Aslam; Taj, Imtiaz Hassan – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
Smartboards, which are now widely used in the teaching and learning process in Saudi Arabia, have turned the traditional environments of the classrooms, especially the EFL classrooms to be more interesting and encouraging. Literature reviews suggest that Saudi students usually lack motivation for studying English as a foreign language. This study…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Alfares, Nurah – English Language Teaching, 2017
This study investigates learners' perceptions of the benefits and the difficulties of group work (GW) in EFL (English as a foreign language) classes. The purpose of this study is to explore the possible effects of GW, in order to better understand learners' attitudes towards GW, and to inform language teachers of students' views of using GW. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Groups, Educational Benefits, Teaching Methods
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Hazaea, Abduljalil Nasr; Alzubi, Ali Abbas – Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), 2017
Discourse-based approaches to EFL reading have shifted the students' passive role to become 'text resistant'. This paper examines the extent to which Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) enhances analytical reading practices in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) reading context among Preparatory Year students at Najran University. The paper…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Discourse Analysis
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Obaid, Rana – English Language Teaching, 2016
This small-scale mixed method research focuses on investigating the way Preparatory Year English Program (PYEP) female students in a Saudi tertiary level institution context are assessed and how they are advanced from level three (Pre-intermediate) and level four (Intermediate). A four-point agreement scale survey was conducted with fifteen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Trabelsi, Ali Chedli; Bezzina, Smain – International Education Studies, 2016
The paper aims at elaborating a strategy regarding students' admission at the colleges of technology in the western region of Saudi Arabia. Purposely, the study surveys the opinion of the students attending the Jeddah College of Technology (J.C.T) and reports on seven socio-economic factors, specifically, the "J.C.T. evaluation system,"…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Al-Harbi, Sarah S.; Alshumaimeri, Yousif A. – English Language Teaching, 2016
The aim of this study was to apply the flipped classroom strategy in teaching English grammar to examine its impact on secondary school students' performances, perceptions, and attitudes toward learning English independently. The researcher implemented the flipped classroom strategy by selecting videos based on the students' textbook and uploading…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Grammar
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Habbash, Manssour; Idapalapati, Srinivasa Rao – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
In view of the increasing concern among English language teachers dealing with students from Saudi Arabia, as it manifests in TESOL community discussions, about the uniqueness of Saudi Arabian EFL learners, this paper attempts to document the outcome of a study of their distinctiveness from the perspective of expatriate teachers working for PYPs…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Al-Kathiri, Fatimah – English Language Teaching, 2015
This paper investigates the prospects of integrating Edmodo into Saudi EFL female secondary school instruction. It concentrates on students' perceptions and challenges regarding Edmodo use and its effect on their attitudes towards EFL learning. The 42 participants were divided into two groups. The experimental group received traditional teaching…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Experimental Groups