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Hajar, Anas – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
This article provides a qualitative inquiry into the influences of immediate family members (i.e. parents and siblings) on a group of Gulf Arab EFL students regarding their language learning experiences and strategy use in their Arab homelands. The participants came from financially comfortable families, with different levels of education. The…
Descriptors: Arabs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alsswey, Ahmed; Al-Samarraie, Hosam – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The simplicity and minimal cost of mobile phones make them more suitable for use among students and educators across the world. The integration of mobile technology in a university context has been found to provide a superior learning environment compared to the traditional classroom lecture. Yet, there are several challenges that may delay the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Adoption (Ideas)
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Rabia, Hazza Abu – College Student Journal, 2017
This qualitative study explored the factors that enhance Arab international students' persistence and facilitate their academic and cultural adjustment at postsecondary institutions in the United States. The sample for this study consisted of Arab international students from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Syria, UAE, Iraq, and Jordan. In-depth…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Foreign Students, Extracurricular Activities, Social Support Groups
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Dewaele, Jean-Marc; Al-Saraj, Taghreed M. – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2015
The present study focuses on the link between psychological, sociobiographical and linguistic variables and Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety of 348 Arabic learners of English (250 females, 98 males). Data were collected using the Arabic Foreign Language Anxiety Questionnaire (AFLAQ; Al-Saraj, 2011, 2014) and an Arabic version of the…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Classroom Environment, Arabs, English (Second Language)