Posts Tagged ‘Saudi English’

Saudi ESL Challenges: Important Steps to Overcoming Aversion to Fluency

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The following information is intended to assist teachers understand the background of a typical adult ESL learner in Saudi Arabia. A typical Saudi ESL learner may face difficulty in developing his fluency, and the details and causes of that have been discussed previously. He may be inclined against speaking and extremely shy. He may feel extremely uncomfortable expressing […]

Saudi ESL Challenges: Problems with Present Simple

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The following information is intended to assist teachers understand the background of a typical adult ESL learner in Saudi Arabia. Typical Saudi ESL learners, even those with high levels of fluency, may face difficulty in using the present simple verb tense, in various ways. Present simple used for the past! A student who forgot his homework may […]

Saudi ESL Challenges: General Background of Typical Saudi Students

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The following information is intended to assist teachers understand the background of a typical adult ESL learner in Saudi Arabia. Saudis study at least seven years of English before graduating from high school, from grades 6-12, attending at least two classes a week during those years. Some Saudis attend private schools where English learning begins […]

Saudi ESL Challenges: Pronunciation Problems – “Dracula English”

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The following information is intended to assist teachers understand some of the challenges a typical adult ESL learner faces in Saudi Arabia. A typical Saudi ESL learner may face the following specific challenge in pronunciation of English words: Daracula English – Example: drink pronounced “darink”, and similar words, like: drop (“darop”), drive (“darive”), draw, etc. Origin of problem: […]

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