Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 13. Number 4 December 2022                                          Pp.355-371

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E-Learning for English Language Teaching in Higher Education Institutions in Saudi
Arabia during Covid-19 Pandemic

Hamood Albatti
English Language Departmentp
Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia


Received: 07/30/2022        Accepted: 11/21/2022                Published:12/15 /2022


The study’s main aim is to examine E-Learning for English Language Teaching in Higher Education Institutions in Saudi Arabia during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The significance of the study is to investigate the level of adoption of e-learning for English Language teaching and practice, the impacts of the adoption of e-learning for English Language teaching and training, challenges associated with the adoption of e-learning for English Language teaching and practice, and the future of the use of e-learning for English Language teaching and practice in Higher Education Institutions in Saudi Arabia. The study’s central question is what are the impacts and challenges of E-Learning for English Language Teaching in Higher Education Institutions in Saudi Arabia during the Covid-19 Pandemic? The study used the semi-structured interview to obtain data from six English language lecturers in Saudi Arabia Universities selected using purposive and convenient sampling techniques. The data obtained were analyzed thematically. The study concluded that e-learning is the future of theoretical and practical courses such as English language teaching and practice in Higher Educational Institutions. This technology usage will benefit everyone involved; Higher Educational Institutions can save money and time while encouraging creativity. The study recommended that students and staff should be trained and re-trained on how to use digital technologies. Education institutions and government agencies should support students with computers and adequate software.
Keywords: covid-19, e-learning, English language, higher education institutions, practice, practicum courses

Cite as:  Albatti, H. (2022). E-Learning for English Language Teaching in Higher Education Institutions in Saudi Arabia during Covid-19 Pandemic.  Arab World English Journal, 13 (4) 355-371.


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Received: 07/30/2022 
Accepted: 11/21/2022  
Published: 12/15 /2022  

Dr. Hamood Albatti currently works as an Assistant Professor at Majmaah University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He received his BA in Applied Linguistics (English Language) from Imam University, Elqassim, Saudi Arabia. His Master’s degree was obtained from The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, in Applied Linguistics (TESL-TEFL). He has a Ph.D. in Education (Quality Applications in TESL-TEFL) from the University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia, in 2015. Currently, he works as an academic professor teaching English Language to University students. His main areas of research embrace English Language, grammar, Applied Linguistics, Quality, Higher Education, TESL, and TEFL. He has written some articles in the publication process in scholarly journals such as the Arab World English Journal.