AWEJ for Translation & Literary Studies, Volume 4, Number3. August  2020                                   Pp.140- 147

Translation as a Tool for Teaching English in Saudi EFL Classrooms: Teachers Attitude

Department of English, College of Science and Art,
King Khalaid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia


This paper goes in line with modern movement towards bringing back translation as a teaching aid and investigates the use of translation in learning English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms. The main focus of this paper is on Saudi EFL instructors’ attitudes towards the use of translation as a teaching aid and explores to what extent do Saudi teachers tend to use translation in the teaching process. This research paper concludes that teachers use translation as a technique to help the student to understand better and assess the students’ overall language learning experience. The findings open the venue for further investigation of this matter in other parts of the Arab world to have a broader picture of the issue in this part of the world.

Cite as:

Alhajeri, R. (2020). Translation as a Tool for Teaching English in Saudi EFL Classrooms: Teachers Attitude. Arab World English Journal for Translation & Literary Studies 4 (3) 140- 147.


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Ruba Alhajeri is a master’s degree student at King Khalid University. She is interested in
translation and translation studies. ORCid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3727-2742