Welcome

Dear colleagues,
On behalf of the organizing committee, we have the pleasure to warmly welcome you to the national symposium on “Present and Future of English in Saudi Arabia: Research Concerns” which is organized by the College of Languages and Translation, King Khalid University. This symposium will be held at Abha during 25-26/12/1435 corresponding to 19-20/10/2014. The symposium shall include presentations to be given by distinguished speakers from Saudi universities ant it will focus on the following themes:

  • Language, literature and methodology
  • Language and culture
  • Language planning and the ELT curriculum
  • Language learning and technology

 

We look forward to welcoming you at the lovely city of Abha.

Attitudes and Self-Efficacy of Language Students on YouTube

Mr. Munassir Alhamami

IN the 21st century, technology has significantly impacted different aspects of people’s lives. Education is one aspect where we can see the use of the modern technologies. The internet and laptops have changed the form of the learning environment. The modern technologies offer abundant opportunities to assist, guide, and motivate the students to learn and further their education. YouTube is an influential technology. According to YouTube official website http://www.youtube.com/yt/press/statistics.html, YouTube is localized in 61 countries and across 61 languages. Over 6 billion hours of video are watched every month on YouTube—that's almost an hour for every person on Earth. 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Mobile makes up more than 25% of YouTube's global watch time with more than one billion views a day.  In its top sites’ list, Alexa (2013) has listed YouTube as the third top website after Google and Facebook based on a combination of average daily visitors and page views. The site with the highest combination of visitors and page views is ranked #1.

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