مجلة الانسان والمجال
Volume 7, Numéro 1, Pages 302-319

Factors Leading To Academic Delay In French And English: A Field Study Conducted On A Sample Of Middle Schools In Saida And El-bayadh

Authors : Makhlouf Abdelkader . Merahi Abdelkrim .

Abstract

This study aims to determine the factors that lead to academic delay in foreign languages (French and English as a model). The researchers designed a questionnaire consisting of 30 items divided into three axes, and applied this questionnaire to a sample of 70 middle school French and English teachers in Saida and El-Bayadh, Algeria. Statistical analysis was conducted for the collected data using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version (23). The results of the study revealed that the most important factors leading to academic delay in foreign languages were:1-Weak teachers training and teachers incompetence.2-The adoption of a curriculum that did not match the students' mental and psychological capabilities.3-The non existence of statistical significant differences determining the factors leading to academic delay attributed to the difference in teachers’ specialization.

Keywords

Academic delay ; Foreign languages ; Middle schools ; Teachers competence ; Teachers training