Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Vol.6. No.2 June 2015                                              Pp. 365 – 371
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol6no2.28

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Introducing English as a Second Language to Early Primary School Curriculum in Saudi Arabia 

Salwa Alkhuzay
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
USA

 

 

 

Abstract:
Teaching and learning language at early ages is easier than learning it at older ages as Chiswick & Miller, (2007) emphasized in their study that proficiency in spoken English decreases with age. With that notion in mind, it comes as a surprise that the English language is introduced so late in the public school education curriculum in Saudi Arabia. This article begins with an overview of introducing the English language in Saudi Arabia. Next, the critical period hypotheses of second language acquisition is used to analyze different studies pertaining to the introduction of  English language at primary schools in various countries. Finally, the article is concluding with the implications of the research by offering practical suggestions that teachers can use to support their teaching of young students.
Keywords: Teaching English, foreign language, second language teaching, young learners

Cite as: Alkhuzay, S. (2015). Introducing English as a Second Language to Early Primary School Curriculum in Saudi Arabia.
Arab World English Journal, 8 (1).
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol6no2.28

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Salwa Alkhuzay is a graduate student in the doctoral of Curriculum and Instruction program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has master degree in the AECT program from Indiana
University of Pennsylvania. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Umm Alquora
University in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Also, she taught a Math class for about two years
at an elementary school in KSA .She tutored for two semesters at the ARIN Center for Education
as ESL teacher.