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Why teachers use bahasa in the Arabic language classroom?

Mohamad Adnan, Mohamad Azrein and Mohamad, Shukeri and Mamat , Arifin (2013) Why teachers use bahasa in the Arabic language classroom? In: International Conference on Teacher Education in the Muslim World 2013 (ICTEM 2013), 12-14 November 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The use of the target language has long been considered an important principle of second language (L2) instruction. Previous research has attempted to quantify the amount of the first language (L1) used in the classroom and has explored the purposes or functions of teachers' ‘lapses’ into their students' L1. The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the attitudes towards using L1 in Arabic classes among teachers of secondary school in Malaysia which consists of students speaking Bahasa as their L1. Data was collected based on the interviewsof the teachers that teach Arabic language in a school. The respondents of this study weretwo experienced teachers. The findings indicated that L1is still used by the teachers to explain difficult concepts of grammar so that students easily understand linguistics terms, and also to translate new words to ensure that students understand unfamiliar words.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech/Talk)
Additional Information: 1776/32945
Uncontrolled Keywords: First language, target language, Arabic classroom, secondary school
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (principles and practices)
P Language and Literature > PJ Semitic > PJ6001 Arabic > PJ6073 Language > PJ6701 Modern Arabic dialects
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arifin Mamat
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 10:18
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2014 10:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/32945

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