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Title: Education Context and English Teaching and Learning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: An Overview
Contributor(s): Alrashidi, Oqab (author); Phan, Huy (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.5539/elt.v8n5p33
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17272
Abstract: This paper discusses the education context and English teaching and learning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The paper is organised into five main sections. The first section offers a brief glance at the social, religious, economic, and political context in KSA. The second section provides an overview of the education system in KSA, which includes a brief explanation of the history of education, a discussion of the role of government in modern education, and a description of the administration of education in the country. The third section presents information about English teaching and learning in public and higher education in KSA, while the fourth gives insights into the challenges and difficulties students face when learning English. The last section focuses on the importance of learning English in KSA.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: English Language Teaching, 8(5), p. 33-44
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Place of Publication: Canada
ISSN: 1916-4750
1916-4742
Field of Research (FOR): 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
139999 Education not elsewhere classified
130103 Higher Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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