A language curriculum model : a case study in Saudi Arabia

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dc.contributor.advisor Seig, Mary T. en_US
dc.contributor.author Madkhali, Husam M. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial a-su--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:28:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:28:26Z
dc.date.created 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 2005 .M33 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/177929
dc.description.abstract This study is threefold: 1) To investigate the needs of English for Academic Purposes at the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (SA), and the needs of English for Job Purposes in the Saudi private sector; 2) To establish goals based on the needs found; and 3) To propose an alternate design for the current English Language Center at the IPA in SA. The researcher used multi-modal approach to data collection that included questionnaires, focus groups, and interviews with different populations: managers, employees, human resource managers, students, and teachers. In business settings, the results showed that English is often used in the private sector for the following reasons: existence of non-native speakers of Arabic expatriates in the private sector in SA, nature of the company, dealing with international companies, agents of some international companies, and the company itself is not Saudi. In academic settings, students faced difficulties mainly in three skill area: reading, writing, and speaking. Based on the needs found, the researcher suggested teaching two business courses: Business Correspondence and Business Communication. In addition, the researcher proposed an alternate design for the current program at the English Language Center which should focus on General English, rather than English for Specific Purposes. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.format.extent x, 215 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.language.iso eng ara en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Business English -- Study and teaching -- Saudi Arabia -- Case studies. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching -- Arabic speakers -- Case studies. en_US
dc.title A language curriculum model : a case study in Saudi Arabia en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1317744 en_US

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