Foundation program english language learner profile: A case study in oman

Meenalochana Inguva, Victoria Tuzlukova, Pooja Sancheti

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— This paper addresses the concept of the foundation program English language learner profile, its meaning and utility, and explores contextual variables that might have caused success or failure of the students enrolled in the foundation English language courses in tertiary education institutions in Oman. In more detail, it reports on the findings of the study that focuses on foundation English language program context-specific internal and external factors to highlight a variety of learner profile attributes shaping students’ personality and equip them with 21st century skills. A bilingual questionnaire in English and Arabic is used to provide detailed descriptions of the leaner profile, discuss experiences, achievements and challenges of the students of the foundation program exit level English language courses at the Centre for Preparatory Studies at Sultan Qaboos University. The results demonstrate that the analysis of the learner profile attributes can serve as a guide for informing future decisions about the foundation program English language curriculum design and implementation to enhance students’ academic success.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1251-1256
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Language Teaching and Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • English language courses
  • Foundation program students
  • Learner profile
  • Oman
  • Skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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