Challenges Saudi EFL Learners Face Developing Communication Skills: A Conceptual Study

Wael A Holbah


Recent technological and business advances have brought people across states to work together on the shared platform. This study was meant to investigate the major challenges that EFL learners encounter in evolving English language proficiency. Developing learners’ English language proficiency has an inimitable and essential influence in addressing multiple barriers globally and is therefore central to realizing self-dreams. The article reports on how students often meet multiple challenges in attaining language proficiency, which include curriculum, instructional, assessment and evaluation, motivation, environmental strategies, natural adversities, and other related problems. Teachers teaching English as a foreign language hold a key position and have a powerful role to mitigate learners’ problems. Even though the colossus task might appear ‘impractical’ or ‘impossible’, the success of addressing these challenges and achieving language proficiency is built in the classroom and later beyond. All stakeholders should unitedly fight the serious issues, teachers predominantly help ensure learners’ access to quality language learning, catering to their learning needs through even-handed access to the right education, and promoting all features of the excellence of EFL learning. Addressing the concerns, the EFL learners become good communicators making their dreams of global professionals happen.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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