The Impact of the Implementation of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 on Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Public Universities

Abdurrahman M. Alfahadi


The study aimed at examining the impact of the implementation of the Saudi Vision 2030 (SAV) on teaching English as a foreign language at public universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. SAV relates to the educational development in public sectors in general and English as a foreign language teaching at higher education sectors in particular.  The study used the descriptive approach design deploying a questionnaire survey that comprised 19 items divided into four sections. The sample of the study consisted of 250 male and 250 female English as a foreign language teachers at different Saudi public universities in varied region in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The findings of the research showed that the statistical analysis of the participants’ responses showed that there is a high positive impact of VAS 2030 on the educational and professional development in Saudi Arabia in general and teaching English as a foreign language in particular.  90% of the participants indicated that there is statistically significant interrelation between the implementation of VAS 2030 and teaching EFL at higher education stage. Also, the findings of the study revealed that 90% of the participants demonstrated that the implementation of VAS 2030 will impact the development of the global image of teaching ELF in Saudi Arabia by becoming an attractive region for the spread of EFL in different sectors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In addition, the findings proposed that teaching EFL in the era of SAV 2030 will face many challenges and difficulties in terms of using high-tech teaching methods. This study recommends that further research be conducted in this field to support the findings of contemporary investigations.

Keywords: SAV 2030, EFL, Saudi Arabia, Higher Education, Public Universities.

DOI: 10.7176/JLLL/56-06

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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