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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.

An Investigation of Online Instructional Strategies Used by EFL Teachers at King Khalid University

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Dr. Ismail Khalil Alrefaai
Abstract—This study investigates EFL online teaching strategies at King Khalid University, specifically how they relate to instructors’ levels of experience, computer literacy, and chosen e-learning modes. The sample examines thirty (30) EFL teachers who taught in the Faculty of Languages and Translation’s English Department in the second semester 2013/2014. The participants completed a 28-item questionnaire. The results indicate that the most frequently used online strategies were course-content presentation, student-teacher email interaction, announcement publication, and allocation of online activities as portions of total grades. On the other hand, virtual holding of classes and office hours, online-exam conduction, and online discussion groups are among the least used strategies. Also, a significant, positive correlation appears between teaching experience and online publishing of courses’ learning objectives. Moreover, there is a significant, positive correlation between instructors’ computer literacy and amounts of contact made with students who are not regularly contributing to online discussions.
Keywords—Online instructional strategies, teaching English online, EFL teaching.

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