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ERIC Number: ED595061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019-May-31
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2617-0299
Teachers' and Students' Perceptions of Using L1 in the ESP Classroom: A Case of Medical English at an Applied Medical College in Saudi Arabia
AlTarawneh, Mohammad Qasim; AlMithqal, Eyad Ahmad
Online Submission, International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation (IJLLT) v2 n3 p19-35 May 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 gender and college level. Surveying 92 students and 10 teachers through a questionnaire and interviews, the results revealed that instructors' and students' viewpoints of L1 use in their medical- English classes were considerably negative. No statistical differences in the students' perceptions were noted according to college level; however, there were slight differences due to gender variable; females were more to disagree with more L1 use in the classroom. Despite their negative views, instructors stated differences between students due to both gender and college level, believing that males and Level 1 students need more L1 while teaching medical English than females and Level 2 students.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia