Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL Number 6. July 2020                               Pp.302-317

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Using Pedagogic Video to Enhance English for Specific Purposes Teaching Program (ESP)
for Saudi University Students: A New Prospective Approach

 Ali Albashir Mohammed Alhaj
King Khalid University
Abha, Asir Province, Saudi Arabia

Mohammed H. Albahiri
King Khalid University
Abha, Asir Province, Saudi Arabia
Corresponding Author: Mohammed H. Albahiri



The optimized use of authentic videos is integral in language classrooms. However, the research concerning the use of videos for developing audio-visual reception, four language skills, and vocabulary are found to be lacking. This study, therefore, reviews the developments related to the use of video in English for Specific Purposes (ESP). The main question of this study is: how does the pedagogic video contribute to improving English learner’s language skills? This study is beneficial for university teachers who teach content courses to Saudi students using specialized online video courses, science animations, presentations, and online video lectures. The review suggests that teachers must engage in continuous proficiency development as well as self-discovery for overcoming the challenges that impair their learning and development. The use of videos is important as it can increase students’ retention ability, through visual support and comprehension of the spoken discourse. ESP should not be regarded as an important aid to the teaching, rather it should be used as a component of an integrated skills package. Based on the findings, it has been reviewed that there is a need to integrate a collaborative strategy for teaching that assists in overcoming the learning issues based on the ESP course teaching. Teachers can monitor their speech to ensure a logical flow in the overall ESP content and its viable presentation.
Keywords: English for specific purposes, ESP context, pedagogy, Saudi EFL students’ video, vocabulary learning strategies

Cite as: Alhaj, A.A. M., &   Albahiri, M/ H. (2020). Using Pedagogic Video to Enhance English for Specific Purposes Teaching Program (ESP) for Saudi University Students: A New Prospective Approach. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on CALL (6). 302-317. DOI:


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Department of Curriculum & Instructio n, College of Education, King Khaled University
Abha, Asir Province, Saudi Arabia Orcid ID:
Prof. Mohammed H. Albahiri, King Khaled University, Abha, Asir Province, Saudi Arabia