Using Online Instruction in English for Art Education

| February 1, 2009
Using Online Instruction in English for Art Education

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Prof. Reima Sado Al-Jarf
King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Reima Al-Jarf is professor of foreign language education at the College of Languages and Translation, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Her areas of interests are: Technology integration in language teaching, error analysis and reading in L1 and L2. She has 6 books and about 100 articles published in refereed international and national journals. She has given 145 presentations and conducted 28 workshops in 35 countries. She is an international journal editor and reviewer of translated books, grant and conference proposals, journal articles and faculty promotion research. In 2008, she won the Excellence in Teaching Award at the university, college, and department levels. For more information, please visit:

Technology is not currently used in ESP classrooms at the College of Home Economics. Therefore an attempt was made to use online learning in ESP instruction from home, in addition to traditional classroom instruction. Comparisons of pre- and posttest scores of ten graduate students revealed significant differences in students achievement. Results showed that in learning environments where technology is unavailable to ESP students and instructors, use of technology from home and even as a supplement to classroom techniques helps motivate ESP graduate students and enhance their mastery of English.

See pages: 46-65

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