English Language Teaching Practice (ELTP) at Primary and Secondary School Levels in some Asian Countries: A Comparison of Afghanistan, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia
Mohammad Sharif Hassanzoy1, Saifurrahman Rahmani2, Sandaran SC.3
1Mohammad Sharif Hasanzoy* Faculty of Education, Department of English, Kunduz University, 3503, Kuduz, Afghanistan.
2Saifurrahman Rahmani, Faculty of Languages and Literature, Department of English, Sheikh Zayed University, Khost, 2501, Khost, Afghanistan.
3Sandaran, SC. Language Academy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on December 10, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 12, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 15, 2019. | PP: 08-13 | Volume-4 Issue-4, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: D0458124419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.D0458.124419
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Abstract: English language teaching is a significant part of schools’ curriculum in native and non-native English speaking countries in the world. This study aims to present a review on the similarities and differences of ELTP (English Language Teaching Practice) at primary school level in three Asian countries: Afghanistan, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. The paper discusses some of the similarities and differences of ELT practice at primary school level in these three Asian countries, based on teaching English as a foreign or second language ESL/EFL, when English as a subject is introduced in school, Policy towards English, religious and cultural perceptions towards English, methods of instruction, teaching aids and teaching materials, and challenges in ELT. The discussion shows that there are quite a few similarities between Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia regarding ELT practice at primary school level while in the case of Malaysia, ELT is more progressive and up to date in terms of policy and implementation. The paper also highlights some of the challenges faced by teachers in the three countries.
Keywords: English Language Teaching Practice (ELTP), EFL, ESL, Primary School Level