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Challenges in learning to speak Arabic

Che Haron, Sueraya and Ahmed Mohamed, Ismaiel Hassanein and Mamat, Arifin and Wan Ahmad, Wan Rusli and Rawash, Fouad Mahmoud (2016) Challenges in learning to speak Arabic. Journal of Education and Practice, 7 (24). pp. 80-85. ISSN 2222-1735 E-ISSN 2222-288X

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This paper describes a study to investigate the challenges and obstacles to speaking Arabic faced by good and poor Malay speakers of Arabic. The study used individual and focus group interviews with 14 participants to elicit data.The findings revealed 2 types of obstacles, namely, internal and external obstacles. Internal obstacles refer to the limitations that come from the learners’ own selves, knowledge and skills; while external obstacles refer to the constraints that originate from the outside, such as the lack of a supportive environment and sufficient opportunity to speak Arabic. Both good and poor Malay speakers of Arabic felt hampered more by the internal problems than by the external problems. However, it was noted that the good speakers faced more language-related problems than other internal issues, while the poor speakers revealed more internal shortcomings such as lack of confidence and self-esteem.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 751/55168
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabic language, language learning strategy, problems in learning speaking skills, speaking skills.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC65 Social aspects of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Language & Literacy
Depositing User: Dr. Fouad Rawash
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 10:32
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 15:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55168

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