Investigating the Challenges Faced by ESP Learners in Saudi EFL Context

Abdulaziz Nasser Alharthi

Abstract


ESP courses are designed to meet the specific needs of students. With this regard, it is noted that there are many challenges and problems that encounter ESP students studying English for Business Administration at Taif University, Saudi Arabia. This study has two aims, the first one is to explore the problems faced by students and the second one is to find possible solutions in order to overcome these problems in the light of the views of the students. The main instruments that were used in this study were interviews and documents (results of final exams). To achieve the aims of this study, 5 Saudi male students majoring in Business Management and Administration, participated in this study. The results showed that students registered on the ESP business modules faced a variety of problems. The nature of such problems is divided into three categories:  class size, the limitation of inputs, and classroom management.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijele.v8i2.16925

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