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Human sciences students’ perception of an Arabic course and their retention of the language

Lotfie, Maskanah Mohammad and Zubir, Badri Najib and Md Ghalib, Mohd. Feham (2012) Human sciences students’ perception of an Arabic course and their retention of the language. In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition, IRIIE 2012, 21st-22nd February 2012, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The incorporation of Arabic in Human Sciences (HS) undergraduate curricula is one of the manifestations of the International Islamic University Malaysia’s vision of continuously Islamizing knowledge. HS undergraduates have to learn the language up to the intermediate level. The requirement, though theoretically a sound means to assist the University to achieve its mission, has caused mixed responses with regard to its usefulness and varying degrees of acceptance among the students, the majority of whom speak Malay as their mother tongue. Thus, the main purpose of this study is to investigate the extent to which the Arabic for HS students programme is beneficial to the learners who spend up to six semesters learning the language. Specifically, it investigates learners’ perception of a course and whether the learners retain knowledge of the language attained at the end of the course.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 1358/62963
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabic course, language
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PJ Semitic > PJ6001 Arabic
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Maskanah Mohammad Lotfie
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2018 10:47
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2018 10:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/62963

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