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Alfallaj, Fahad Saleh Suleiman – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The trend in the Reading class in KSA has been what is called "Standards Based Proficiency" as opposed to the more desirable "Real World Reading Requirements". This is also where the greatest gap occurs. Whereas white collar jobs may require more reading, blue collar jobs may invariably involve reading of technical manuals and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Alzubi, Ali Abbas Falah; Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar; Pandian, Ambigapathy – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This paper explores the current practices of learner autonomy among Saudi undergraduates at Preparatory Year, Najran University. The Short List questionnaire developed by Dixon (2011) was administered to measure the use of autonomous learning in English as a foreign language (EFL) context. Quantitative data were gathered from 208 male students in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Alfallaj, Fahad Saleh Suleiman – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
There is a growing consciousness to the need to know English among the Saudi Arabian peoples. This is apparent in the painstaking efforts of the policy makers in bringing in technology as an aid to teachers, institutions diverting huge funding to the field and encouraging research in the area. Learning outcomes, however, do not reflect these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Alqarni, Ibrahim R. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This study investigates the impact that study in Australia has on the lexical knowledge of Saudi Arabian students. It focuses on: 1) the effects that the length of study in Australia has on the acquisition of lexical collocations, as reflected by lexical knowledge tests, and 2) whether there is a significant gender difference in the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Phrase Structure, Second Language Learning, Scores
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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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Otair, Ibrahim; Aziz, Noor Hashima Abd – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
Anxiety is an important factor in foreign language learning. Very few studies have been done on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Saudi students in listening classes. Therefore, this pilot study was aimed at exploring the causes of listening comprehension anxiety from EFL Saudi learners' perspectives at Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia. The…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Second Language Learning, Semi Structured Interviews, English (Second Language)
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Alqurashi, Fahad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
This study explored the English language needs of 156 Saudi fellowship doctors and students of medical majors who are enrolled at medical and training programs in Australian hospitals and universities. Data were collected via a questionnaire adopted from a previous study. Participants' responses showed the most frequently used language subskills…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Medical Students
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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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Khan, Intakhab Alam – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Teaching of English in Saudi Arabia (KSA) is on top priority these days. Linguists, researchers, pedagogues and teachers have different perceptions and views regarding the approaches/methods/techniques of teaching of English in EFL/ESL classrooms. In today's modern learning scenario, it is believed that appropriate utilization of sophisticated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction
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Bawazeer, Khadijah – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
This article aims to contribute to the ongoing discussion about women's education. Conflicting discourses, regarding the positions of women as student learners, create an educational challenge that faces the GCC countries in the 21st century. This study explores the prevalent feminist positions in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and presents the findings…
Descriptors: Womens Education, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Females
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Al-Ahdal, Arif Ahmed Mohammed Hassan; Al-Ma'amari, Ahmed Ali Hassan – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
Socio-psychological research and findings into learner differences led to the emergence of learner strategies research in the last century. With major contributions from the emerging field of Linguistics in the mid 1970s, language learning strategies began to receive considerable attention. It is worth noting that the primary concern of most of…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction