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English Education in Oman

Current Scenarios and Future Trajectories

  • Rahma Al-Mahrooqi
  • Christopher Denman

Part of the English Language Education book series (ELED, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Rahma Al-Mahrooqi, Christopher Denman
    Pages 1-8
  3. Teacher-Centered Issues

  4. Student-Centered Issues

  5. Teaching-Centered Issues

About this book

Introduction

This book explores an area that has been somewhat overlooked in the literature to date – the current status and future trends of English education in Oman. It offers a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to the subject and explores areas of English education in Oman that have, until now, been little investigated. It explores these issues from a variety of perspectives: the professionalization of English teachers in the country; the implementation of novel teaching methodologies, curricula, and assessment approaches, into what are, in many ways, still very traditional education settings; the integration of learner identity into English language instruction; country- and culture-specific concerns with conducting research with Omani participants; the strategic demands of building stronger links between education and workforce needs; and developing learner autonomy and motivation.

Keywords

education in Oman English as a Foreign Language English as a Lingua Franca pedagogical reform learner identity graduate employability curriculum coherence national development English language education in Oman English language education in Middle East

Editors and affiliations

  • Rahma Al-Mahrooqi
    • 1
  • Christopher Denman
    • 2
  1. 1.Sultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman
  2. 2.Sultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0265-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-0264-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-0265-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-6967
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6975
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