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Factor affecting the integration of Arabic CALL into the IIUM Arabic language curriculum

Ahmed, Ibrahim (2002) Factor affecting the integration of Arabic CALL into the IIUM Arabic language curriculum. In: KAMALL 2002, Oct 2002, Seoul, Korea.

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During this era of ever-emerging technological advances, it is necessary to expose students to the use of the computer in the classroom in order to ensure that they may benefit from interacting with the most up-to-date teaching aids (Ahmed, 2002,p.3). Of the several factors that encourage the use of CALL in the classroom, students’ positive attitudes and responses to the novelty and fun of the new software programmes is a major one; that student independence is encouraged is another. Equally, however, there are factors working against the use of CALL. These include budget restrictions, the attitude of university authorities towards supporting teachers who wish to use such technology (especially as it relates to the provision of re-training opportunities), and personal factors such as a teacher’s fear when faced with something new and unknown. What are the various steps needed and the challenges faced when a teacher integrates CALL technology into the classroom? To answer this question, many factors need to be considered. These include the students’ needs, the facilities available and the institutional authority’s attitude towards the incorporation of computers and language programme into the teaching environment. Having reached the stage of actually using CALL in the classroom, the teacher is faced with another set of challenges arising from the available programme. The following is a description of the challenges which faced this researcher in his working context as an Arabic language teacher in the Faculty of Medicine, IIUM.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: /7297
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PJ Semitic
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > Quranic Language Division
Depositing User: Dr Ibrahim Ahmed
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 09:50
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2012 09:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/7297

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