The participants are both male and female. The study will show that it is really important for the teachers to prepare the lesson before entering the class so that they will have a clear view how to teach the students the right way to learn different skills.
When I worked as a teacher in the Foundation Program I thought that I would have to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills in the English language, and I have taken great care in making sure that I use various approaches to help them acquire the skills necessary for adopting the language, since it is the medium of instruction at Omani universities. Therefore, there is a great need to approach the teaching of English in a purposeful and systematic conduct. My aim is to help them attain a level of competence in reading, writing, and oral skills that will help them to pursue their studies in whatever major they choose (95% of the courses at the University are taught in English), pass job interviews, become sufficiently efficient in their work, and develop themselves in many other aspects of life using English which has now become the global language.
"The Foundation Program is designed for students who are not sufficiently prepared in terms of English language skills to join the four-year bachelor program offered at the University and it complies with the National Standar...
f English language skills to join the four-year bachelor program offered at the University and it complies with the National Standards for Foundation Programs in Oman. Most of these students may be required to spend from one to three semesters in the Foundation Program, depending on their results in the placement tests administered by the University. The Foundation Program is designed to bridge the gap between secondary education and university undergraduate studies. The program's focus is primarily on the enhancement of students' proficiency in English, so students enrolled in the program have a full day schedule with a weekly load of around 30 hours, including study groups."
"The program is communicative in nature, shifting the emphasis from grammar to meaningful oral and written communication.The instructional materials adopted for the program have performance-based objectives as well as clear scope and sequence for teaching communicative skills. The program approaches language as a tool of communication and stresses reading and writing as the two main language skills instrumental for students' success in university-level education through the medium of English. The teaching methodology treats language skills in an integrated fashion and incorporates study skills into the program. The teaching methodology is communicative in nature, presenting authentic and simulated communicative tasks in real life Situations". (Dhofar University, Foundation program).
However most of the students in the foundation programmer are unappreciative with the role of English language. In this stage of a students' academic life, it is very important for the teacher to find effective ways to help these students progress to the next level. Teachers must know their students and their needs