Students' selection of the English Language Courses at Hebron University / Mahmood K. M. Eshreteh, Mohammed A. A. Farrah and Blansh Zaitoon

Mahmood K., M. Eshreteh and Mohammed A., A. Farrah and Blansh, Zaitoon (2017) Students' selection of the English Language Courses at Hebron University / Mahmood K. M. Eshreteh, Mohammed A. A. Farrah and Blansh Zaitoon. Creative Practices in Language Teaching (CPLT), 5 (2). pp. 65-80. ISSN 1823-464X

Abstract

Decision-making process is one of the most difficult steps during academic life. Sometimes, students find it difficult to decide on choosing the appropriate course. This paper investigates the different factors that students take into account when selecting certain language courses during the academic terms. These factors may include instructor's subject matter and pedagogical knowledge, instructor's personal traits, timing of the course, nature of the course, student personal interests and recommendations from academic advisors, peers, friends, and parents. To assess this issue a questionnaire was distributed to 150 English-major students at Hebron University to explore students’ main considerable factors for their course selection decisions. The results showed that the most considerable factors are timing, the instructor as well as course type, respectively. This study revealed a lot about students reasoning when it comes to choosing a certain course. It will also benefit teachers and decision-makers at the Department of English at Hebron University and other Palestinian institutions of higher learning to understand students’ views and to make some changes accordingly

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Mahmood K., M. Eshretehmaltel2006@yahoo.com
Mohammed A., A. Farrahmfarrah@hebron.edu
Blansh, Zaitoonblansh-zaitoon@hotmail.com
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Elementary or public school education. Elementary school teaching > Outlines. Syllabi Manuals of instruction, etc. Courses of study
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > English language
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Creative Practices in Language Teaching (CPLT)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching
ISSN: 1823-464X
Volume: 5
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 65-80
Item ID: 30374
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitudes. Course Selection. Decision making. English Language
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/30374

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