Learner Perceptions of Saudi Arabian EFL College Classroom Environments

  •  Majed Abu Dabeel    


Studies in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) have recently become more prominent at universities in Saudi Arabia. This research explores the perspectives of EFL college students in Saudi Arabia on the various classroom settings they experience there. students' perceptions of EFL college classroom environments in Saudi Arabia. It employs questionnaires and observation techniques for data collection. The questionnaire is structured on the basis of four major research dimensions, including physical, teaching, learning, and motivational dimensions. These are thought to be the most important factors, so the questionnaire is based on them. A ample of 205 male and female students who are currently enrolled in EFL programs has been chosen. According to the findings, both male and female students have similar perceptions of the environments in which they learn EF. Despite this, there are differences that can be seen in certain aspects of the learning dimension. For example, female participants have a higher satisfaction score than male participants do. The learning and motivational dimensions have received lower satisfaction ratings from both parties in comparison to the physical and instructional aspects of the program. Students are not only unhappy with the textbooks that are currently being used, but they also lack interest in the cultural context in which the language is used. The relationship that exists between instructors and pupils was given the highest rating by both sets of respondents. The findings of the study imply that the environment of an EFL classroom should place a greater emphasis on teaching and motivational aspects in order to achieve a higher level of perception on the part of the students.

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