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A Cultural-historical Study on English speech Development of Saudi Students through
Investigating EFL Teaching Strategies in Primary Schools


Walaa Esmail Mandili
 Ministry of Education
Saudi Arabia

Author: Walaa Esmail Mandili
Thesis Title: A Cultural-historical Study on English speech Development of Saudi Students through Investigating EFL Teaching Strategies in Primary Schools
Early Childhood, Education,  Monash University AU.
Major: Education
Degree: Ph.D.
Year of award:
Dr. Nikolai Veresov and Dr. Liang Li
KeyWords: EFL teaching strategies, cultural-historical theory, oral/written speech, zone of proximal development, ideal and present forms, English learning/acquisition, Saudi Arabia, primary schools, communication


This thesis examines the development of students’ English speech through investigating EFL teaching strategies in Saudi primary schools. The EFL teaching strategies implemented by Saudi teachers in English classes were analyzed extensively to find out better ways to support the development of students’ English speech. The research findings offer new insight into teaching EFL from the cultural-historical viewpoint. The study discovers conditions created in English classes to support the development of students’ English speech. It argues that EFL teaching strategies used in primary schools better to be oriented based on cultural-historical theory to support students’ English speech development. Moreover, it declares that the English language acquisition and English speech development are interrelated as the students need to acquire the English language in order to be able to construct correct English words and sentences to be used in meaningful communication.

Cite as:  Mandili,  W. E. (2019).  A Cultural-historical Study on English speech Development of Saudi Students through Investigating EFL Teaching Strategies in Primary Schools. Early Childhood, Education,  Monash University AU. (Ph.D..Thesis). Retrieved from Arab World English Journal (ID Number: 255. May 2020, 1- 255.


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Walaa Esmail Mandili
 Ministry of Education
Saudi Arabia