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Non-native speakers’ attitudes towards the use of short Arabic stories in language classes

Musleh, Omran Ahmad and Yousuf, Mohamed Abdel Rahman Ibrahim and Altakhaineh, Abdel Rahman Mitib (2020) Non-native speakers’ attitudes towards the use of short Arabic stories in language classes. Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 16 (4). pp. 1760-1773. ISSN 1305-5780

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This study aims to investigate the attitudes of non-Arabic students towards reading short stories in Arabic at universities in Malaysia, with a focus on three variables: the students’ university, gender, and mother tongue. A mixed-methods approach was employed, using a questionnaire and semi-structured focus group discussion with 58 participants. The study found that the students had positive attitudes toward reading short stories. There were no statistically significant differences between the participants’ attitudes based on type of university, gender, and mother tongue. With respect to the types of short stories students prefer, comic stories were read most frequently by students. Finally, students also found it very encouraging and supporting to use short stories to enhance their Arabic language skills. The study concludes with some recommendations for further research.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2472/87128
Uncontrolled Keywords: language teaching, short Arabic stories, Arabic, Malaysia
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PJ Semitic > PJ6142 Arabic Language - Noun
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
Depositing User: DR Mohamed Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2020 14:47
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2020 14:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/87128

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