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Word selection in teaching Arabic vocabulary for lower secondary level


Hasmam, Aisah and Nik Yusoff, Nik Mohd Rahimi and Mustapha, Nik Farhan and Kamarudin, Mohd Yusri (2016) Word selection in teaching Arabic vocabulary for lower secondary level. Creative Education, 7 (3). pp. 387-395. ISSN 2151-4755; ESSN: 2151-4771


Selecting words for teaching vocabulary is an important part of the teaching and learning of a language. The study aims to explore teacher approach and practice in choosing words for teaching Arabic language at the Lower Secondary Level. A qualitative single case study is used to investigate a phenomenon in the context of the actual situation. Data collection process involve s interviews, classroom observation, video recording and analysis of relevant documents. A purposive sampling method is carried out for selection of participants. The findings indicate that the approach used in selecting vocabulary can be divided into five categories: i) priority ; ii) frequency; iii) teaching ability ; iv) coverage; and v) familiarity. In other words, it is suggested that in facilitating student comprehension and retention of target words, various criteria are considered by a teacher before choosing the teaching approach. The study also provides guidelines for choosing words to teach especially for Arabic teachers in the Lower Secondary Level.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4236/ce.2016.73038
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing
Keywords: Teaching vocabulary; Teacher approach; Arabic language teachers
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 10:21
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 04:39
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/53258
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