publication . Article . 2017

Scope of Cooperative Learning (CL) Strategies in Teaching English to Saudi Adult EFL Learners: A Study of Practical Barriers and Possible Implications

Muhammad Ishtiaq; Muhammad Sabboor Hussain;
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  • Published: 10 Oct 2017 Journal: International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, volume 6, page 110 (issn: 2200-3592, eissn: 2200-3452, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Australian International Academic Centre
Abstract
<jats:p>This study aims at investigating the teachers’ practices and perceptions in teaching English in Saudi Arabia by viewing their stance on Cooperative Learning (CL) — an innovative teaching approach proposed to raise the language proficiency level of adult EFL learners. The study has been conducted in Qassim University, Saudi Arabia—a vibrant and flourishing EFL context. A quantitative tool (a questionnaire) has been used to collect data and to serve qualitative purposes. It reports 80 EFL teachers’ (40 males and 40 females) perceptions about CL using a 17-items comprehensive survey covering all the possible barriers in the way of implementing CL strategies...
Subjects
free text keywords: Adult Learners, Barriers, Cooperative Learning (CL), EFL, Implications, Philology. Linguistics, P1-1091, English literature, PR1-9680, Language proficiency, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Cooperative learning, Innovative teaching, Flourishing, Likert scale, Teaching english, Mathematics education, Pedagogy, Psychology, English language
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