The first Saudi Association for English Language Education aims to increase teaching quality of educators
The first association in Saudi Arabia that aims to increase the quality of English language teaching in the Kingdom has been established at The King Abdul Aziz University (KAU).
The news was announced by the president of King Abdul Aziz University (KAU), Abdulrahman Obaid Al-Youbi, at the English Language Teaching (ELT) Conference & Expo on Jan 29.
The Saudi Association for English Language Education will act as a reference for more than 30,000 English educators around the Kingdom in schools and universities.
It will work on areas related to increasing the quality and competency of teachers through training events, research, school visits, and more.
It will also offer advice and suggestions to the Ministry of Education regarding improving the quality of English education.
Four public universities have shown their commitments in supporting the initiative by signing agreements with KAU’s English Language Institute to improve English-language education in the Kingdom.
Abdullah Al-Bargi, Dean of the English Language Institute at KAU said that they noticed many cases of poor outcomes from the basic education system due to the poor quality of English lessons.
He believes that the Saudi Association for English Language Education plays a vital role in providing the right training in teaching skills and methodologies to the local educators throughout the country.
He hopes the local English language educators will benefit from help and support from the association.