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.

Effects of Creative Project-based Instruction Approach (CPBIA) on Learners' Attitudes Towards and Achievement in an ESP Course

Dr. Abdulaziz Ibraheem Fageeh
Abstract— The study explored whether CPBI is effective in helping Saudi ESP learners improve their language skills and attitudes towards learning through higher order thinking practice, compared with the traditional ESP methodology that tends to employ rote learning and pattern-based practice in the classroom. The overall objective of this study was to develop an ESP course and to tap into the effectiveness of creative project-based learning (PBL) by inducing creative writing in ESP. Employing quasi-experimental research, t-test results indicated that the experimental group outperformed the control group to the advantage of the former both on achievement in ESP and the learners' attitudes towards learning the CPBIA-based ESP course which indicated the students had positive attitudes after the treatment was given. Discussion of the results followed, and recommendations for practice and research were dealt with at the end.
Keywords—ESP-EGP- creative project-based instruction approach (CPBIA)-achievement-attitudes.