KSA Government English Language Initiative

English language in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has not been adequately adopted by the citizens since most of them speak Arabic, which is the dominant language (Two researchers, Rahman and Alhaisoni, 2013). The government of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of former King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz (1st August 1924-23rd January 2015) made numerous initiatives to help improve the English language in this Kingdom.

The king became interested in putting the school-going children in a position where they would be able to learn English speaking and writing. Obviously, in Saudi Arabia, the primary language of communication is Arabic and it was previously very hard for one to meet a Saudi Arabian Citizen who could speak in English fluently. Although initiatives in promoting the English language had been put in place more than a decade ago, and teaching and learning English was still taking place in middle school and high schools, most students were still not able to write and speak various simple English words or sentences ( Al-Seghayer, 2014).

It is a requirement that all the students who are in the age bracket of 13-18 years must take English classes in school. In other words, this means that as the students learn, they must spend six years of their school life learning the English Language. However, despite this effort by the Ministry of Education, students who graduate from high school are normally not able to speak in English.

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