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Alasmari, Nasser; Alshae'el, Amal – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
English is now the most frequently used language worldwide. In academia, English has become "a hyper central language" millions of students are learning for various reasons. As such, pedagogists, academicians, and language teachers seek new tools and teaching methods to help English language learners reach high proficiency levels. The…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Alsadoon, Hamadah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
Electronic books provide learners, lecturers and universities with an extra tool of instructions that can encourage or improve the learning process. The purpose of the current paper is to investigate obstacles students face in using e-books at the Saudi Electronic University. A mixed-method research design was used. Thirty students participated in…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Books, Higher Education, Virtual Universities
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Alsaif, Abdullah; Masrai, Ahmed – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
A considerable body of research has investigated the effectiveness of extensive reading on incidental vocabulary acquisition in second language (L2) learners. However, we still know very little about the relationship between extensive reading and vocabulary development among Saudi learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) where language…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alzahrani, Mohammed Abdullah A. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The lifestyle in Saudi Arabia has changed significantly during the last few decades since oil was discovered in 1938. This discovery led to an economic revolution in Saudi Arabia. However, this resulted in people changing their eating habits, which included eating fast food due to their new work responsibilities. Therefore, some chronic diseases…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Diabetes, Chronic Illness, Teacher Attitudes
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Abbasi, Wajahat Taj; Ahmad, Mudassar Mahmood; Mohammed, Faiza Abdalla Elhussien – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Dictionary is an acknowledged learning tool which has a tremendous role in acquiring a language. It has proved to be helpful in learning vocabulary and developing language proficiency. The use of monolingual dictionaries is thought to be very fruitful for learning vocabulary. The present study used survey method to gain the perception of the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Dictionaries
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Althewini, Abdulaziz – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The study is designed to examine the predictive power of Saudi-admission criteria for student performance in an introductory biology course. It focuses on the second semester at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. The study addresses whether the General Aptitude test (GAT), the Scholastic Achievement Admission Test (SAAT), and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictive Validity, Standardized Tests, Aptitude Tests
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Abugohar, Mohammed Abdulgalil; Yunus, Kamariah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Since spoken language is the most important channel of communication, it is supposed to be the first skill to master when learning a language. However, in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context, learners encounter various problems limiting their abilities. One of the remarkable phenomena in English as a foreign language (EFL) learning is the…
Descriptors: Arabs, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation
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Al-Hazzani, Nahla; Altalhab, Sultan – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Saudi students encounter many problems in writing skill as several studies revealed (e.g.Alhazmi, 2006; Alsamdani, 2010). Providing effective and useful feedback may help to overcome these challenges. Therefore, this study examines the effect of teachers' written corrective feedback on female Saudi EFL students' written essays and to what extent…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Writing Evaluation, Pretests Posttests
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Faraj, Shda Ibrahim – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This study assessed the excellence management at Taif University by considering the European Model of Excellence (EFQM) in terms of the following dimensions: (1) leadership, policies and strategies, (2) human resources, (3) processes, (4) partnerships and resources, (5) products and services, (6) human resource results, (7) society results and (8)…
Descriptors: College Administration, Excellence in Education, Universities, Instructional Leadership
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Soomro, Abdul Fattah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Maximum utilization of technology in all fields of life including language education by a country has become inevitable to survive in the competitive world. Saudi government has already invested a lot of efforts and public finance to adopt modern teaching practices using Information Communication Technology (ICT) to supplement English Language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Alnasser, Suliman Mohammed Nasser – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Review of literature suggests that issues in English language policies (ELPs) in higher education foreign language department levels have not been addressed, and the relationship between beliefs about general notions of ELPs and gender has been disregarded. The current study investigates gender-related differences in beliefs on five main notions…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Beliefs, English (Second Language), Educational Policy
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Alhamad, Rufaida – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
The first year of teaching poses massive challenges that lead to attrition among novice teachers. School communities often fail to provide adequate support to novice teachers to help them adapt to their new professional environments. In Saudi Arabia, attrition among novice teachers is a significant problem that hinders the development of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teacher Induction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Alshawi, Areej T.; Alshumaimeri, Yousif A. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
E-portfolio is a promising approach to develop teachers into reflective practitioners who show that they can adapt to new technologies, new criteria, and new environments. The current research explored the quality of EFL student teachers' e-portfolios and their attitudes towards using them. The research was conducted on 30 EFL female student…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Tayan, Bilal M. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Advancements in technology have enabled us to learn, adapt and exploit our skills and knowledge in new ways. Appreciating the potential of technology may yet give growth and enrich the process of language education, particularly through a student-centred mobile learning environment. Consequently, a constructivist approach to learning can create…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Alharbi, Badr Abdullah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This review article attempts to review current studies related to Citizenship Education (CE) in order to shed light on the provisions of citizenship education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The review examines the significance of CE in the KSA. It also explores the history of CE in the KSA followed by its national identity, as this too,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Nationalism, Islamic Culture
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