Louisiana Tech University Ruston, Louisiana
Elf Mabruk! Teaching Tech Comm in the Arabian Gulf
The author applies theory and his own teaching experiences in the region to develop strategies that demystify teaching English in the Arabian Gulf. Understanding cultural differences and using repetition, scaffolding, and collaboration in the classroom are some of the keys to teaching English to Gulf Arabs. Appreciation for local culture and approachability are two other vital components. Methodology can facilitate intrinsic motivation and buy-in for traditional students in the Arabian Gulf.