Female Saudi ESL learners’ attitudes toward communication in mixed gender classes in the USA

Other Title(s)

اتجاهات الدارسات السعوديات أثناء تعلمهن اللغة الإنجليزية بوصفها لغة ثانية نحو التواصل في القاعات الدراسية المختلطة في الولايات المتحدة

Author

al-Harbi, Khalaf Naif

Source

Arts for Linguistic and Literary Studies

Issue

Vol. 2022, Issue 13 (31 Mar. 2022), pp.7-30, 24 p.

Publisher

Thamar University Faculty of Arts

Publication Date

2022-03-31

Country of Publication

Yemen

No. of Pages

24

Main Subjects

Languages

Abstract EN

The present study examined the perceptions of female Saudi ESL students about their attitudes toward communication and with male ESL students in mixed gender classes in the US.

It further investigated the cultural differences that may impact Saudi female ESL students in the English language learning process.

Twenty female Saudi ESL students (10 and 10 beginners) participated in the research.

The findings revealed that female Saudi ESL learners’ attitudes changed at some level while learning English in a foreign country.

Furthermore, the findings indicated that traditional gender segregation due to the Saudi cultural background was the primary determinant for the way female Saudi ESL learners communicated with the opposite gender.

The results also showed that female Saudi ESL learners were confident and did not show any shyness at an advanced level compared to the beginner ones.

However, the acquisition of ESL had produced considerable development in the personalities of advanced learners that they did not feel the need to avoid men at all, unlike beginners.

The research findings may help ESL teachers, educators, and curriculum developers by providing important insights, and it also has future implications for the teaching of English in general.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Harbi, Khalaf Naif. 2022. Female Saudi ESL learners’ attitudes toward communication in mixed gender classes in the USA. Arts for Linguistic and Literary Studies،Vol. 2022, no. 13, pp.7-30.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1333888

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Harbi, Khalaf Naif. Female Saudi ESL learners’ attitudes toward communication in mixed gender classes in the USA. Arts for Linguistic and Literary Studies No. 13 (Mar. 2022), pp.7-30.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1333888

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Harbi, Khalaf Naif. Female Saudi ESL learners’ attitudes toward communication in mixed gender classes in the USA. Arts for Linguistic and Literary Studies. 2022. Vol. 2022, no. 13, pp.7-30.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1333888

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 27-30

Record ID

BIM-1333888