Date of Graduation

Spring 5-21-2015

Document Type

Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

College/School

School of Education

Department/Program

International and Multicultural Education (IME)

First Advisor

Dr. M. S. Popal

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to design model lesson plans which will require the use of available modern technology and movies, songs and graphic novels, etc, to enhance students’ communicative competence and motivate critical thinking. In fact, The project will be constructed to implement the use of technology in the Saudi Arabian traditional classrooms. It will serve as a model for teachers to build their own lesson plans accordingly, using a communicative language teaching approach. Finally, it is hoped that with this handbook, Saudi Arabian English language learners will develop critical thinking skills and enhance higher communicative competence in English. This project will have the following significant results. First, it will introduce authentic language to the students through movies. In addition, it will make the instruction student-centred rather than teacher-centered as it is now. It will also help students to acquire both academic and conversational vocabulary. Finally, It will serve as a bridge-building tool to complex reading through the use of graphic novels.

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