Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 3(6), pp. 519-524, June 2012
Full Length Research Paper
Teaching of English to Arab Students: Problems and Remedies
Asghar Ali Ansari
Umm -al Quara University, University College, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author E-mail: email@example.com
Received 27 January, 2012; Accepted 20 April, 2012
Because of the social and cultural backgrounds of his students a teacher of English faces a lot of problems while teaching English to Arab students especially in Saudi Arabia. There are many reasons for this. The first and the most important reason is that the Arab students have no knowledge of even basic English although they are taught English in schools. Perhaps the school teachers do not pay proper attention towards the teaching of English. Whatever may be the reason for this but the teacher who teaches those students in higher classes suffers the most and faces a lot of problems while teaching them a prescribed book or course in higher classes. On the other hand students look towards their teacher with great hope. They consider the teacher the most competent and think that their teacher would make them learn English very soon Thus a teacher's responsibility towards his students is doubled. As a result many English teachers are fade up and disappointed and so leave the assignment in the middle of their contract. But if the teacher has a little patience and is competent and intelligent he would handle the situation easily and achieve his goal. The plans, strategies and methods of teaching English to these students have been discussed in details in the main research paper.
Keywords: EFL, ESL IE (Integrated English), Practical approaches, Direct Method.