Developing the English Language Teaching Skills of Saudi Teachers of Young Learners

  •  Ayman Sabry Daif-Allah    
  •  Fahad Hamad Aljumah    


This study aimed at investigating the impact of a program on developing the English language teaching skills of pre-service English for Young Learners (EYL) Teachers. The sample of the study consisted of 70 English language major students in Qassim University. The researchers made use of the quasi-experimental pre-test post-test control group design and data were collected quantitatively by means of questionnaires and observation checklists used for pre- post testing. Results revealed the effectiveness of the program on developing the necessary English language teaching skills for pre-service EYL teachers. The study recommended introducing appropriate teaching practices in the EFL context in general and in elementary school settings in particular.

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