Multicultural Teachers and EFL Students Research Proposal by Nicky

A proposal to explore the impact of a multicultural teachers' community on teaching the English language to EFL students at King AbdulAziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
# 151237 | 1,650 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2012 | US
Published on May 30, 2012 in Education (Higher) , Education (Multiculturalism)

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The paper presents a study to determine how the instructors at the English Language Center at King AbdulAziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, negotiate cultural and linguistic differences, and how this negotiation of cultural and linguistic differences impacts on their teaching. The paper identifies the research questions to be used, the collection of the data and the methods of analysis.

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Data Collection
Methods of Analysis
Original Contribution

From the Paper:

"While there are several research approaches available that could address the research questions and goal in tangential ways, the best approach for the purposes of the proposed study would be to go directly to the source for answers. Therefore, a survey of teachers at KAU's English Language Center using a custom questionnaire was deemed the most appropriate and best suited for the purposes of answering the above-stated research questions. The questionnaire envisioned for this purpose would consist of three sections. The first section would collect relevant demographic data including gender, country of origin, experience level, types of students taught and so forth. The second section would consist of a series of Likert-scaled questions that would be used to identify commonalities and differences among the respondents to determine if there are specific processes that KAU instructors use to negotiate their cultural and linguistic differences or whether every teacher accomplishes his or her goals by "muddling about" or through trial and error or otherwise. The third section of the questionnaire would consist of an open-ended commentary section that would specifically ask the respondents to provide any thoughts, observations or insights they may have concerning how instructors at KAU's English Language Center negotiate their cultural and linguistic differences and what approaches they have used for this purpose, if any."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chowdhury, Raqibuddin. 2003, "International TESOL Training and EFL Contexts: The Cultural Disillusionment Factor." Australian Journal of Education 47(3): 283-284.
  • English Language Center. 2009, King AbdulAziz University. [Online]. Available: http://www.
  • Neuman, W. Lawrence. Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, 5th ed. New York: Allyn & Bacon, 2003.
  • Proctor, Robert W. and Kim-Phuong Vu. Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005.
  • Vandrick, Stephanie, Dorothy Messerschmitt and Johnnie Johnson Hafernik. 1999, "ESL in the Academy Today." Education 116(3): 403-404.

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