The Actuality, Inefficiency, and Needs of EFL Teacher-Preparation Programs in Saudi Arabia

Khalid Salim Al-Seghayer


Designing an effective English-teacher-preparation program and the provision of providing ongoing support and professional development opportunities are key compounding factors in preparing knowledgeable and competent English teachers linguistically and pedagogically as well as in facilitating their professional growth throughout their mammoth teaching journeys. This paper presents an in-depth discussion of the current training available to Saudi English teachers and reviews the changes that English-teacher-preparation programs have undergone over the years. Then, a pre-service and in-service teacher-preparation program will be proposed in addition to a continuing professional development program for Saudi EFL teachers. Finally, a number of key issues will be highlighted to ensure the effectiveness of the proposed training program.



Continuing professional development program, Modifying the EFL Teacher-Preparation Program, Pre-service and in-service teachers’ preparation program, Professional development programs, and Training Saudi English Teachers

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