Teaching English to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Challenges and Teaching Strategies


  • Mohammed Ghedeir Brahim University of El Oued, Algeria




autism spectrum disorders (ASD), challenge, ELT, syllabus, teaching strategy


The current study aims at shedding light on the challenges that might be confronted while teaching English to students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and providing remedial teaching strategies that can facilitate teaching English to these special learners. Helping students to achieve their highest potential requires both an understanding of ASD and its characteristics, and the elements of successful program planning required addressing them. Students with ASD are individuals who each has unique strengths and needs. Thus, via analysing the previous literature about the topic and administering a structured questionnaire to twelve (12) English teachers at the University of El-Oued, Algeria investigating the challenges and the teaching strategies that can be used to remedy these challenges, this study attempts to provide a broad lines for a special English syllabus that best meet the needs of students with ASD.

Author Biography

Mohammed Ghedeir Brahim, University of El Oued, Algeria

Dr. Mohammed Ghedeir Brahim is Associate Professor at the Department of English at the University of El Oued, Algeria. He holds a BA in English from Ecole Normale Supérieure of Ouargla, an MA in ESP from Kasdi Merbah University Ouargla, and a PhD from Djilali Liabes University, Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria. He participated in a number of national and international conferences in Algeria, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Portugal and Turkey, and has publications in different Algerian academic journals.


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How to Cite

Ghedeir Brahim, M. (2022). Teaching English to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Challenges and Teaching Strategies. English Studies at NBU, 8(2), 203–214. https://doi.org/10.33919/esnbu.22.2.3