On Monday, November 16, 2015, Dr. Ali Alamir, Vice Dean, talked about the essential role the instructor plays during the online L2 learning of Saudi English foreign language (EFL). His Presentation was titled Saudi EFL Students' Perceptions toward the Online Interactions of their Peers and Instructors.
Dr. Alamir's presentation was centered on exploring how Saudi students perceive and view the online interactions of their peers and instructors to help promote their L2 learning in online educational discussion forums. He related that the findings of the present study show that Saudi EFL students perceived their instructor-student online interactions more positively than their student-student online interactions. They valued the online interactions of their EFL instructors as more important and useful for their L2 learning than the online interactions of their EFL peers, he added. He also allowed the participants to discuss freely how further research should look at how students perform their second language (L2) and maintain their social presence during student-student and instructor-student online exchanges.
The presenter concluded that the online presence of instructors appeared to encourage their students to think critically, express their thoughts, and develop their grammatical and spelling accuracy.
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