EFL Undergraduate Students' Perspectives of the Curriculum Employed in the English Language Department at the Hashemite University

Malak M. Shehadeh, Mohammed M. Obeidat


This current study aimed to investigate EFL undergraduate students' perspectives of the curriculum employed in the English Language Department at the Hashemite University. More specifically, the study attempted to explore their perspectives of the literature, linguistics, translation and the four language skills courses they had during their study at the university. The research instruments used was a questionnaire and questionnaire interview. One hundred and seventy seven students (40 males and 137 females) took part in the study. Eighty two of them were in the third year of study and 95 were in the fourth. Results showed that the students perceived the curriculum positively and regarded the translation and four language skills courses as the most beneficial. Results also indicated the reasons behind which the students regarded each course as more/less beneficial. In addition, they revealed statistical significant differences in the students’ responses due to gender in favor of females and no significant differences according to study-year. In light of these results, recommendations were suggested.

Keywords: EFL undergraduates, perspectives, EFL curriculum, EFL courses, The Hashemite University

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/10-26-01

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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