Professors' and students' perceptions towards English writing challenges at Qassim University of Saudi Arabia
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SubjectEnglish language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Foreign speakers.; English language -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Saudi Arabia.; Academic writing -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Saudi Arabia.
This study investigated professors’ and students’ perceptions toward writing difficulties that Arab English learners would encounter when writing in English. This study applied to students who study in the English department at Qassim University (QU), Saudi Arabia. A survey was distributed to 86 students studying in the English Department in QU. Three of English language professors teaching in the same Department at QU were asked about their beliefs of writing challenges that many students face. The results showed that professors and students held different perceptions toward English writing difficulties that were found reported by the two surveys. Hence, professors should take into consideration the students’ perceptions in order to build instructions and curriculum accordingly.
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