Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(8), pp. 1623 - 1634
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070801
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The Future of Teaching English in Saudi Arabia


Turki Assulaimani *
Department of European Languages and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

ABSTRACT

Even though the future is unknown and may be hard to forecast, its formulation can still be influenced by the making of some decisions in the present time (Amara, 1981). This article reviews the TEFL situation in Saudi Arabia in the past and the present, and offers some recommendations for improving it in the future. These recommendations will include policy and school-based levels. The article will include discussions about the Saudi government's strategies of enhancing the education system through Information Communication Technology (ICT), future teaching systems, teachers and students' roles, future teacher education, important issues in assessment as well as recommendations for policy regarding critical issues for EFL instruction in Saudi Arabia, including a detailed examination of the Tatweer project, which is the Saudi Arabian government policy to be implemented between 2013-2023, with the aim of developing public education in Saudi Arabia.

KEYWORDS
Saudi Arabia, TEFL, Tatweer, English, ICT

Cite this paper
Turki Assulaimani . "The Future of Teaching English in Saudi Arabia." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.8 (2019) 1623 - 1634. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070801.