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Al-Issa, Ali S. M. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
The Sultanate of Oman is a developing country that has accepted the English language as a significant tool for modernization. This was best interpreted in the opening of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in 1986, which has delivered its different academic programmes totally or partially through the English language. One of the colleges of SQU has…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Foreign Countries
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Al-Issa, Ali S.; Al-Bulushi, Ali H. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
Sultanate of Oman is one out of many developing countries around the world which have valued English as a very important international language and a tool for achieving multiple purposes. When His Majesty the Sultan came to power in 1970, the government accepted English as the only official foreign language and allocated huge budgets and resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency