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A Contextual Analysis of the “Move Ahead” Curriculum Impact on ESL Student's Learning and Acquisition

Education is the only component that plays a tangible role in the occurrence of countries and nations renaissance and development. The curriculum represents the main core of educational courses at schools and universities. The design of the curriculum can be nurtured through students’ points of view because they will study it. The objective of the current paper is to provide a contextual analysis of one of the Macmillan Education Curriculums “Move Ahead” which is taught to grade 7 British Department students in one of the United Arab Emirates Schools. The researcher utilized a designed google-form questionnaire to collect data. The study was conducted in Abu Dhabi on ESL school students following Cambridge University Curriculum. The findings showed that most students are interested in the topics offered by the curriculum; however, students depend on their teachers and other resources to compensate for the weaknesses in some skills which require modification and update in the curriculum. Students’ perspectives and notions about the material they are using in their learning can be suggested in designing curriculums for further academic enhancement. The results reflected how students’ participation in criticizing can lead editors to take into consideration that learners’ ages, attitudes, cultures, and perspectives are influential and create comfort during self-created curriculums.

Education, Teaching, Learning Processes, Student Achievement, School Achievement, Curriculum Quality, Analysis, Theories

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Khalid Mohamed Ahmed. (2023). A Contextual Analysis of the “Move Ahead” Curriculum Impact on ESL Student's Learning and Acquisition. Arabic Language, Literature & Culture, 7(4), 16-27.

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Khalid Mohamed Ahmed. A Contextual Analysis of the “Move Ahead” Curriculum Impact on ESL Student's Learning and Acquisition. Arab. Lang. Lit. Cult. 2023, 7(4), 16-27. doi: 10.11648/j.allc.20220704.11

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Khalid Mohamed Ahmed. A Contextual Analysis of the “Move Ahead” Curriculum Impact on ESL Student's Learning and Acquisition. Arab Lang Lit Cult. 2023;7(4):16-27. doi: 10.11648/j.allc.20220704.11

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