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AlTarawneh, Mohammad Qasim; AlMithqal, Eyad Ahmad – Online Submission, 2019
This study aimed at investigating the perceptions of using first language (Arabic) in the ESP classroom from the viewpoints of both students and teachers of the Preparatory Year Department at an applied medical college in Saudi Arabia. It also intended to find out if there were significant differences in perceptions according to variables like…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, English for Special Purposes, Medical Students
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Alhatmi, Sultan – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study explored the sub-strategies Saudi English majors use most when consulting the dictionary. In particular, it looked at the aspects of the dictionary use strategy relevant to the dictionary itself rather than the lookup words (mainly purposes for consulting the dictionary, means of dictionary ownership and type of dictionary consulted).…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Dictionaries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Al-Ibrahim, Amal – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to evaluate the academic outcomes of the flipped classroom approach in the teaching of students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Furthermore, it aims to activate the role of the teacher through encouraging both teachers and students to engage in active learning styles, while acknowledging individual differences. Participants…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Homework, Video Technology
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Ismaeel, Dina A.; Al Mulhim, Ensaf N. – International Education Studies, 2019
This paper aims to investigate the influence of augmented reality technology on the achievement and attitudes of student tolerance for ambiguity. Seventy-eight undergraduate students at King Faisal University participated in the experiment, in two groups according to their learning style (tolerant or intolerant of ambiguity). The findings revealed…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Educational Technology
Sharma, Vipin – Online Submission, 2019
This paper reports on a study into Saudi students' perspectives on social media usage to promote EFL learning. Sixty Saudi learners of English as a foreign language enrolled at Jazan University were participants in the study. To gauge the participants' perspective; a questionnaire was designed, adapted from Aifan (2015) and previous studies on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Social Media, English (Second Language)
Abdala, Ayman Hamad Elneil Hamdan; Elnadeef, Elsadig Ali Elsadig – Online Submission, 2019
This study investigates English language anxiety and stress among Saudi students in the First Year in College of Sciences and Arts in Dharan Aljanoub who study an English intensive course. It demonstrates the major causes of language anxiety and stress in English class. The study is based on descriptive analytical approach. The researchers used a…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Anxiety, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Gamlo, Nada – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study examines the effect of integrating mobile-game based language learning applications (MGBLLAs) on Saudi female English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' motivation to learn English. It explores the perceptions of students regarding the pedagogical value of the following free MGBLLAs: "Game books": "Great Reader,"…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Motivation, Females
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Alajlan, Sarah M.; Aljohani, Obaidalah H. – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2019
It is important to practice critical skills in the classroom in order to empower learners and to have a critical consciousness, such as critical thinking, dialogue, and problem solving. In the present study, undergraduate students' perceptions (by gender) of the practice of critical consciousness in the classroom at Taif University, Saudi Arabia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Communication Skills
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Alnahdi, Ghaleb H.; Saloviita, Timo; Elhadi, Ayman – Support for Learning, 2019
This study compared two samples of pre-service teachers from Saudi Arabia (n = 306) and Finland (n = 186) regarding their attitudes towards inclusive education. The Teachers' Attitudes towards Inclusive Education Scale (TAIS) was used to measure the participants' attitudes. The results were analysed using five different statistical analysis.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inclusion
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Abdullah, Assrar; Bukhari, Basma; Almutairi, Fatimah – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study is an attempt to investigate the relationship between exposure to a native culture and the learners' willingness to learn the language of the native culture. A questionnaire with closed-ended items and open-ended questions was used to collect data. Responses to the questionnaire were collected from 54 female students at a public…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness
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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
Zayed, Jihan – Online Submission, 2019
Out of their homes, Saudi women are imposed to be accompanied by their male guardians. Therefore, they suffer to complete their education. To overcome this obstacle, they currently use mobile learning (mLearning) -- in the form of social networking apps such as WhatsApp or Twitter -- to keep in touch with their instructors. Being specified for…
Descriptors: Females, Educational Attainment, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Deveci, Tanju – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
Language used to report research findings and put forward arguments is at the heart of effective communication with readers. To this end, scholars use a variety of stylistic features. One of these is variety in language, which includes structures, lexis, and organization markers. Although much research has been conducted on these aspects, a…
Descriptors: Reflection, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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Alzain, Hanan A. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
The study aimed at identifying the role of social networks (Google and Edmodo) in supporting collaborative e-learning based on Connectivism Theory from the perspective of the students of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU). A questionnaire was designed to identify the most important challenges of collaborative e-learning. Another…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Learning Theories
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Alasmari, Talal; Zhang, Ke – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
This article reports a two-phase study with (1) an extended framework on mobile learning technology acceptance, and (2) a mixed-method research investigating college students on the use and embracement of mobile learning technology acceptance in Saudi Arabia. The research extended the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Teaching Methods
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