The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Enhancing the Mother Language for Their Students

Mamdouh Mosaad Helali, Saad Minahi Alsobie


The promotion of mother tongue language has become a pressing concern for many countries and their educational institutions. This study aims to identify the requirements and obstacles to enhancing mother tongue language proficiency among higher education students, as perceived by faculty members. The study adopted a descriptive approach and administered a questionnaire to the study population.

The study findings indicate that the requirements to activate the role of higher education institutions in enhancing mother tongue proficiency among students, as perceived by all faculty members, are substantial. Financial requirements were identified as the most crucial, followed by organizational, academic, and human requirements. Human obstacles, such as students' tendency to converse in a mix of mother tongue and foreign languages, were found to be among the most significant hurdles facing the promotion of mother tongue language in higher education institutions. Organizational, academic, and financial obstacles were also identified as significant and were found to be at a high level.

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

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