Computer-Assisted Language Learning in Saudi Arabia: Past, Present, and Future

  •  Iman H. Aljameel    


This study reviewed some of the research efforts exploring the use of technology in English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom in Saudi Arabia at different educational levels. The review aimed to examine the state of technology use in EFL classrooms and its potential. The findings showed that most studies were conducted by academic researchers and not classroom teachers. Additionally, the recommendations of the research conducted over the years concentrated on teacher training and building a reliable infrastructure. Moreover, the review showed that using technology in English classrooms could enhance language learning, and researchers encouraged teachers to explore technology use in their classrooms. The study concluded that using technology in EFL classrooms in Saudi Arabia is promising once the educational settings, including the technology infrastructure, are ready and reliable.

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