English As A Foreign Language

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Language can be viewed in four skills; listening, writing, speaking, and reading in which the relationship of words cannot be separated, because language is an interrelated and meaningful whole combination of words (McKay & Tom, 1999). Grammar is a skill integrated within the four main skills of the language. It is inseparable.
Harmer (2007) stated that the language we use for communication and writing is governed by rules, instructions and restrictions.
Learning a second language is different from first language acquisition in several ways as this process is a “learnable school subject in that discrete elements of the communication code (e.g., grammatical rules and lexical items) can be taught explicitly, it is also socially and culturally
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In Saudi Arabia, English has the official status as the primary foreign language and the country continues to show considerable interest in English language programs” (Al-Seghayer, 2014, p. 143). Indeed, English is the only foreign language taught in Saudi Arabian public schools and it is often used as the medium of instruction in both private and public universities. In short, English is considered a prestigious skill both in and out of school (Al-Kubaidi, 2014, p. 83) and, as such, there is an ever-growing demand for it in the kingdom (Al-Haq & Smadi, 1996, p.…show more content…
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