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Teachers' and Students' Perceptions towards the Use of Arabic in Secondary Level English Language Classrooms
The debate over whether or not students' first language should be used in English language classrooms has been controversial for a long time. Findings in the literature reveal two opposing views: On one end of the continuum ...
MAG School Teachers' Attitudes toward Practitioner Research in English Language Classrooms in Sharjah
Teachers' attitudes towards classroom research show differences from teacher to teacher. Some teachers believe that involvement in classroom research can benefit students, teachers, administrators, and the school. Other ...
Washback Effect of the CEPA English Test on Teaching in an Educational Zone in the UAE
Studies conducted to investigate the washback effect of standardized tests have found that the influence which a test might have on teaching can be positive or negative (see Cheng, 2005; Shohamy, 2001; and Wall & Alderson, ...
Responding to Students' Writing in UAE Government Secondary Schools: Teachers' Attitudes and Practices, and Students' Perceptions
The significance of implementing appropriate techniques when responding to students' writing has been widely discussed in the field of language learning in general and second language (L2) context in particular. Paying a ...
Teachers' Views of Call Implementation in Ras Al Khaimah English Language Classes: Obstacles and Opportunities
Technology integration can be considered as an extremely useful practice in teaching English; therefore, this research investigated teachers' views about obstacles with implementation of technology in English language ...
Understanding Teachers' and Students' Use and Attitudes of Web 2.0 in ESL Classrooms at the American University of Sharjah
In an age of rapid change and massive dependence on the Internet, students nowadays are exposed to the Internet and its applications in many aspects and means. This exposure has led to students developing an expectation ...