Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
School of Education
Teaching English as a Second Language
Dr. Mohammad Popal
Dr. Onllwyn C Dixon
For many years now EFL teaching and learning in Saudi Arabia has suffered from a lack of authentic life-related and meaningful materials. Most of the EFL books available, therefore, pay more attention to form and less attention to meaning. This has resulted in many Saudi EFL students having difficulty improving their L2 proficiency. For this reason, I developed a curriculum that incorporates content-based instruction and corpus linguistics. The curriculum is divided into six units. The units focus on the five basic language skills: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Each unit focuses on different content and includes examples form several corpus sites. This project offers an opportunity for Saudi EFL students to learn and acquire authentic and life-related language that is at the same time transferable to real world contexts
Alattar, Ahmed, "Content-Based Instruction and Corpus Linguistics Curriculum for Early Advanced EFL Saudi Students" (2014). Master's Projects and Capstones. 91.