The Reality of Using Modern Teaching Methods in Teaching Arabic for Speakers of other Languages from Teachers’ Perspective

  • Ibrahim Hassan Mohamed Rababah, Dr. Associate Professor of Arabic for Speakers of Other Languages, Language Center, University of Jordan, Jordan

Abstract

The current study aims at finding out the reality of using modern teaching methods in teaching Arabic for speakers of other languages from teachers’ perspective in the Language Center at the University of Jordan in terms of its availability and use as well as finding out the effect of variables such as qualification, work experience, and sex. The sample of the study included 26 teachers. The researcher uses a descriptive and analytical method because it is appropriate for the study. To achieve the goals of the study, the researcher designed a tool for the study that is made up of two parts; the first of which includes 23 modern teaching methods to show their availability and use. The second of which are the criteria that have to be taken into consideration when using a modern teaching method. To analyze the results of the study and to process its data statistically, arithmetic averages and standard deviations have been calculated. These findings show the reality of modern teaching methods in the Language Center at the University of Jordan. They also indicate that the use of modern teaching methods in teaching Arabic to speakers of other languages is restricted to a certain number of them, and that other methods are available.The findings also indicate that there are no statistically significant differences due to qualification except for the modern teaching methods and their relation to teachers as well as learners. The findings also indicate that thereare no statistically significant differences due to sex except for the relationship of modern teaching methods to teachers as well as to learners, which are in favor of females. The findings indicate that there are substantial statistical differences due to different experience and in favor of experienced teachers with 11 years of experience and more. Based on these findings, the researcher recommendsintroducing more modern teaching methods in teaching Arabic to speakers of other languages. He also recommends carrying out similar studies to identify the perspectives of teachers, learners, and the administration of centers and institutes concerned with teaching Arabic for speakers of other languages. These studies are necessaryto find out the reality of the use of modern teaching methods and their importance in teaching Arabic to speakers of other languages. The researcher stresses the necessity of having special labs for modern teaching methods in language centers.

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Author Biography

Ibrahim Hassan Mohamed Rababah, Dr., Associate Professor of Arabic for Speakers of Other Languages, Language Center, University of Jordan, Jordan

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Published
2020-01-01
How to Cite
RABABAH, Ibrahim Hassan Mohamed. The Reality of Using Modern Teaching Methods in Teaching Arabic for Speakers of other Languages from Teachers’ Perspective. Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS), [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 58-94, jan. 2020. ISSN 2305-9249. Available at: <http://centreofexcellence.net/index.php/JSS/article/view/jss.2020.9.1.58.94>. Date accessed: 27 jan. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.25255/jss.2020.9.1.58.94.
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