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Hammad, Mahammad Ahmed – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Future anxiety is considered one of the main features as a result of economic and social changes, and increasingly emerges among university students not only because of the fear of failure in the study, but also because of the fear of lack of job opportunities--the thing that affects joining their specializations. Hence this study examines the…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Student Attitudes, Specialization, Gender Differences
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Alrabai, Fakieh – Applied Linguistics, 2016
This article reports the findings of a controlled quasi-experimental study investigating the effects of motivational strategies on learner motivation and achievement in English language classes in Saudi Arabia. The study was conducted in two stages. In the first stage, the most important motivational strategies were identified. In the second…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Nahari, Amnah Ahmad; Alfadda, Hind Abdulaziz – English Language Teaching, 2016
Spelling is an essential literacy skill and an important language component that can have a significant effect on L2 students' future education and occupational status. However, many students struggle to master this skill, and most L2 teachers are limited to traditional approaches when teaching spelling. Therefore, this study aims to investigate…
Descriptors: Spelling, Second Language Learning, Grade 6, Elementary School Students
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Alshaikhi, Dalal; Madini, Abeer Ahmed – English Language Teaching, 2016
To promote independent extensive listening, the aim of this study is to investigate Saudi preparatory level students' and their teachers' perception about podcasts' criteria and contents to include in an extensive supplementary listening pack. An exploratory sequential design was adopted to collect data. The results of the focus group thematic…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Foreign Countries, Listening Skills
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Liton, Hussain Ahmed – International Journal of Instruction, 2016
This study strives to single out the barriers and obstacles in terms of academic, course curriculum system and socio-cultural issues that impact on students' learning English language adversely in the prep year level at Jazan University, Saudi Arabia. This paper especially focuses on the factors affecting EFL ("English as a Foreign…
Descriptors: Barriers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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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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Shuchi, Israt Jahan; Islam, A. B. M. Shafiqul – English Language Teaching, 2016
The role of a mother tongue (L1) in the teaching and learning of a foreign language (FL) has been the subject of much debate and controversy. This paper reports on a piece of research carried out in our own teaching environments (at universities both in Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia) and presents an analysis of the attitudes of students and teachers…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Role, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)
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Felimban, Huda; Nowicki, Elizabeth A.; Dare, Lynn; Brown, Jason – British Journal of Special Education, 2016
In this comparative study, students from inclusive schools in Canada and Saudi Arabia shared their beliefs about factors associated with learning difficulties. Qualitative data were collected through interviews with 36 Canadian and 62 Saudi elementary students in Grades 5 and 6. Thematic analysis uncovered six themes: lack of knowledge,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Learning Problems
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Almaraee, Mohammed Abdullah – International Education Studies, 2016
To explore the present role of universities in propagating the culture of voluntary work in the Saudi community, mixed research design has been incorporated along with descriptive statistics for retrieving outcomes. The research design has been implemented in order to evaluate the concept of voluntary work culture among the university staff and…
Descriptors: College Role, Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Work Environment
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Alghamdi, Fatimah M. A.; Siddiqui, Ozma – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
This study reports on and investigates an institutionalized remedial approach held by an English language institute (ELI) at a Saudi University in order to support foundation year struggling students who often achieve low grades or fail to pass a certain level of the English language program. The study utilizes semi-structured interviews to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
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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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Moskovsky, Christo; Assulaimani, Turki; Racheva, Silvia; Harkins, Jean – Modern Language Journal, 2016
The research reported in this article explores the relationship between Dörnyei's (2005, 2009) Second Language Motivational Self System (L2MSS) and the L2 proficiency level of Saudi learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). Male and female participants (N = 360) responded to a questionnaire relating to the main components of L2MSS, the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables
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Al-Hoorie, Ali H. – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2016
This paper investigates the attitudinal/motivational predictors of second language (L2) academic achievement. Young adult learners of English as a foreign language (N = 311) completed several self-report measures and the Single-Target Implicit Association Test. Examination of the motivational profiles of high and low achievers revealed that…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Social Desirability, Predictor Variables
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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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