An-Najah Blogs :: engliscol http://blogs.najah.edu/author/emp2173 An-Najah Blogs :: engliscol en-us Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:14:00 IST Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:14:00 IST webmaster@najah.edu webmaster@najah.edu Subject Matter and English Language Teachers' Perception of EST at An-Najah National University (in English)http://blogs.najah.edu/staff/emp2173/article/Subject-Matter-and-English-Language-TeachersPublished ArticlesThe teaching of English for Special Purposes ESP has developed from a concern for the needs desires interests and attitudes of learners ESP has many advantages; however they might not be achieved unless an encouraging atmosphere that meets students needs is established This paper examines the perceptions of subject matter teachers and English language teachers of the needs of their EST English for Science and Technology students at An Najah University Therefore the paper touches upon needs analysis as an important issue related to the teaching of EST in an attempt to investigate the extent of cooperation and coordination between the English language teachers and subject matter teachers The paper also investigates the subject matter and English language teachers perceptions of the need for teaching English language textbooks materials skills and activities in EST courses The perceptions of the need for subject matter and English language teachers have been investigated by means of a questionnaire The subjects of the study were 41 subject matter teachers and English language teachers at An-Najah University The findings of the study revealed that the perceptions of the need for cooperation and coordination between English language and subject matter teachers was very high The results also indicated that the subject matter teachers showed the highest means for all domains with the highest mean for the need for appropriate textbooks and materials This paper concludes with suggestions to reinforce cooperation and coordination between both English and subject matter teachers An-Najah University Journal for Research - Humanities B ISSN: 1727-8449 Volume 19 Issue 4 2005 Pages: 1381-1420 The Effects of Large Classes on EFL Students at An-Najah National Universityhttp://blogs.najah.edu/staff/emp2173/article/The-Effects-of-Large-Classes-on-EFL-Students-at-An-Published ArticlesThe purpose of this paper is to determine what effects instructional psychological or social large classes have on students by investigating and analyzing EFL students attitudes toward large classes at An-Najah National University in Palestine A questionnaire was distributed among El0103 students who were learning English as a university requirement The sample of the study consisted of 230 non-English major EFL students The findings of the study revealed that the instructional effects have the highest mean over the social and the psychological effects It appeared that despite the negative aspects of learning English in large classes there can be some positive aspects that teachers could make use of The paper concludes with a number of recommendations to cope with the problems of large classes for future application in teaching EFL studentsCommunication Apprehension Among An-Najah National University Studentshttp://blogs.najah.edu/staff/emp2173/article/Communication-Apprehension-Among-An-Najah-National-Published ArticlesThe primary purpose of this paper is to investigate the factors which lead to communication apprehension CA in the EFL classroom The relative importance of a number of sources psychological instructional and socio-cultural has been investigated by means of a questionnaire The sample of the study consisted of 209 non-English major EFL students at An-Najah University in Palestine The findings of the study revealed that most students had either fear or uneasiness about their learning experience which has hindered the language learning process The paper concludes with a number of suggestions on how to reduce communication apprehension for future application in the teaching of English to non-English majors