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Incorporating Arabic words in English language teaching: teachers’ perspective

Othman, Khairiah and Abdul Hamid, Zuridah Hayati (2009) Incorporating Arabic words in English language teaching: teachers’ perspective. In: 7th World Conference on Muslim Education, , 21st-23rd December 2009., Shah Alam, Selangor. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The paper aims to highlight the need to incorporate certain Arabic words in the teaching of English to Muslim students. Based on al-Faruqi’s framework on Islamic English for Islamic vocabulary to be retained in their Arabic form in an effort to maintain the original meanings, a set of questionnaires was distributed to teachers who were teaching English in an Islamic institution to gather their perspectives as to whether there was a need for Islamic English to be incorporated in the teaching of English to Muslim learners. The findings indicated that although half of the teachers did not know what was meant by Islamic English, they have been using Arabic words in their classes. A majority of them even encouraged the use of Arabic words to be incorporated in English classes. They also believed that the students were receptive to the idea. This paper has pedagogical implications to ESL teachers who teach English to Muslim learners. Keywords: Islamic English, Islamization of knowledge, teachers’ attitudes, English as a second language (ESL), Muslim learners

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 2043/4540
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic English, Islamization of knowledge, teachers’ attitudes, English as a second language (ESL), Muslim learners
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Depositing User: Dr Khairiah Othman
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2011 09:53
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2011 14:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4540

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