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Online Submission, International Journal of Instruction v5 n2 p129-152 Jul 2012

Saudi Ministry of education is highly concerned with the pursuit of excellence in effective EFL teaching-learning in the arena of education but it experiences tardy progress especially in college level. This is a common scenario in almost every stage of learning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Behind this backdrop, this paper explores the new flights and avenues of developing EFL teaching-learning aspect in the intermediate level. The author of this study valorised to investigate the possible corridors in the realm of language learning motivation with a view to developing and incorporating EFL teaching-learning affairs and attempts to diagnose the predicaments of EFL learning in Saudi colleges through survey questionnaires for both teachers and students (see Appendix 1 and 2) and observation. The data of this research were collected through questionnaires from a total of 380 students and 94 teachers at renowned institutions of all the regions of the Kingdom. Finally, this paper offers some useful and effective recommendations to speed up better EFL learning outcomes based on the results of statistical data analyses and observation of the present research survey. Two appendixes present: (1) Questionnaire for Saudi EFL Students; and (2) Questionnaire for Saudi EFL Teachers. (Contains 1 figure and 15 tables.)

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Official Languages, Language Role, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Motivation, Educational Quality, Educational Diagnosis, Statistical Data, Data Analysis, Surveys, Questionnaires, Semitic Languages, College Students

Autor: Liton, Hussain Ahmed


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