The Short Story and its Role in the Teaching of Arabic to Non- Native Speakers


  • Hussein Abdul Karim Al Btoush, Dr. University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • Ibrahim Hassan Al Rababah, Dr. Center for Languages, University of Jordan, Jordan
  • Qutaiba Yousef Habashneh, Dr. Center for Languages, University of Jordan, Jordan



short story, literary text, education, non-Arabic speakers


The Arabic short story has an important impact in the field of teaching Arabic to non-Arabic speakers; therefore, this research aims to provide a methodological vision to show the effective role of the short story in the field of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers, starting from the theoretical application through which the researchers address the issue of the Literary text in general and its connection with teaching a foreign language. The research also adopts in-field application based on social survey sample. The instrument of the research is a questionnaire designed for non-native learners of Arabic at the Languages Center at the University of Jordan. The research has concluded that teaching the short story is effective due to its functional, recreational, cultural, linguistic and aesthetic qualities based on the challenges facing the teaching-learning process of a second language.


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Author Biography

Ibrahim Hassan Al Rababah, Dr., Center for Languages, University of Jordan, Jordan


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How to Cite

Al Btoush, H. A. K., Al Rababah, I. H., & Habashneh, Q. Y. (2020). The Short Story and its Role in the Teaching of Arabic to Non- Native Speakers. Journal of Social Sciences (COES&Amp;RJ-JSS), 9(1), 135–151.