The Effects of Age Factor on Learning English: A Case Study of Learning English in Saudi Schools, Saudi Arabia

Elsadig Mohamed Khalifa Gawi

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of age on learning English in Saudi Arabia. It aims at encouraging the learning of English as a foreign language at an early age in KSA. The populations of the study are English language teachers and Saudi students in elementary schools compared with intermediate school students in Dawadmi town. The study found out that age affects EFL learning because early exposure to language instructions constantly results in better performance. The results show that start learning English at an earlier age is an important factor in enhancing the skills of English language learners.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/elt.v5n1p127

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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