DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.16640

Published:

2022-08-17

Issue:

Vol. 24 No. 2 (2022): July-December

Section:

Research Articles

Saudi EFL University Students Readiness for Autonomous Language Learning

Preparación de estudiantes universitarios saudíes de inglés como lengua extranjera para el aprendizaje autónomo de idiomas

Authors

  • Abuelgasim Mohammed Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University

Keywords:

autonomous language learning, autonomy, awareness, directed study, learners (en).

Keywords:

aprendizaje autónomo de idiomas, autonomía, conciencia, estudio dirigido, estudiantes (es).

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Abstract (en)

Autonomous language learning (ALL) is considered a step to prepar students for their future. It is one aspect of learner – centered approach. Therefore, investigating students’ readiness for AL could be of paramount importance. This study aimed at revealing Saudi English major students’ readiness for ALL. More precisely, the study sought to identify the students’ view on their own responsibility and their teachers toward learning English, their ability to behave autonomously, and their actual practice of AL outside the classroom. A questionnaire was adopted to collect data. The participants were 105 students majoring in English language, College of Science & Humanities (CSH), Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University (PSAU). Results of the study revealed a relation between the students’ own responsibility and their teachers for the process of learning English language. However, the students assigned more responsibility to their teachers. It was also found that the participants were not confident in their ability to behave autonomously when learning English. Finally, the results showed that the participants have not practiced, on their own, several activities given in the questionnaire outside the classroom. Generally, the participants were not ready for ALL. The study recommended that students’ awareness to the advantages of ALL should be raised.

Abstract (es)

El aprendizaje autónomo de idiomas (ALL) se considera un paso para preparar a los estudiantes para su futuro. Es un aspecto del enfoque centrado en el alumno. Por lo tanto, investigar la preparación de los estudiantes para el ALL podría ser de suma importancia. Este estudio tuvo como objetivo revelar la preparación de estudiantes saudíes de la licenciatura en inglés para el ALL. En particular, el estudio buscó identificar los puntos de vista de los estudiantes sobre su responsabilidad personal y la de sus profesores hacia el aprendizaje del inglés, su habilidad para actuar de manera autónoma y su aplicación real de ALL fuera del aula. Se adoptó un cuestionario para la recopilación de datos. Los participantes fueron 105 estudiantes del énfasis en idioma inglés en una universidad pública en Arabia Saudita. Los resultados mostraron una relación entre la responsabilidad de los estudiantes y la de sus profesores. Sin embargo, los estudiantes asignaron más responsabilidad a sus profesores. También se encontró que los participantes no estaban seguros de su capacidad para actuar de forma autónoma en el proceso de aprendizaje del inglés. Finalmente, los resultados mostraron que los participantes no practican de manera autónoma varias actividades extracurriculares recogidas en el cuestionario. En general, los participantes no estaban preparados para el ALL, y el estudio recomendó que se sensibilizara a los estudiantes sobre las ventajas del ALL.

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APA

Mohammed, A. (2022). Saudi EFL University Students Readiness for Autonomous Language Learning. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 24(2). https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.16640

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Mohammed, A. 2022. Saudi EFL University Students Readiness for Autonomous Language Learning. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal. 24, 2 (Aug. 2022). DOI:https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.16640.

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Mohammed, A. Saudi EFL University Students Readiness for Autonomous Language Learning. Colomb. appl. linguist. j 2022, 24.

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MOHAMMED, A. Saudi EFL University Students Readiness for Autonomous Language Learning. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, [S. l.], v. 24, n. 2, 2022. DOI: 10.14483/22487085.16640. Disponível em: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/aprendizaje_idiomas_conciencia_estudiantes. Acesso em: 26 sep. 2022.

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Mohammed, Abuelgasim. 2022. “Saudi EFL University Students Readiness for Autonomous Language Learning”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 24 (2). https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.16640.

Harvard

Mohammed, A. (2022) “Saudi EFL University Students Readiness for Autonomous Language Learning”, Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 24(2). doi: 10.14483/22487085.16640.

IEEE

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A. Mohammed, “Saudi EFL University Students Readiness for Autonomous Language Learning”, Colomb. appl. linguist. j, vol. 24, no. 2, Aug. 2022.

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Mohammed, A. “Saudi EFL University Students Readiness for Autonomous Language Learning”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, vol. 24, no. 2, Aug. 2022, doi:10.14483/22487085.16640.

Turabian

Mohammed, Abuelgasim. “Saudi EFL University Students Readiness for Autonomous Language Learning”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 24, no. 2 (August 17, 2022). Accessed September 26, 2022. https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/aprendizaje_idiomas_conciencia_estudiantes.

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Mohammed A. Saudi EFL University Students Readiness for Autonomous Language Learning. Colomb. appl. linguist. j [Internet]. 2022Aug.17 [cited 2022Sep.26];24(2). Available from: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/aprendizaje_idiomas_conciencia_estudiantes

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