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November 25, 2013

Teacher Development | Saudi Arabia

US experts to train Saudis in ELT

The Saudi Arabian government has invited specialists from Colombia University to train Saudi teachers in English language teaching.

The Ministry of Education has invited specialists from Colombia University in the United States to train Saudi teachers on methods of teaching the English language.

They will also visit public schools to elicit the views and opinions of students and teachers on the curriculum.

The specialists will conduct surveys during their visits to schools and interact with staff and students to gather information on the benefits they have derived from the present curriculum and methods of teaching.

This initiative has been taken within the framework of the Project of King Abdullah for Public Educational Development, for which international educational companies aim to develop a curriculum in schools for next year.

Sources said reports submitted to the Ministry of Education had stated that students were weak in the English language.

This prompted the Educational Services Development Company (ESDC), appointed to develop the English portfolio, to sign contracts with international universities specialized in training teachers and supervisors teaching English at school level.

Read the full article from Arab News.

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