Reading Strategies amongst Learners of Arabic in Malaysia

Mohmad Rouyan, Nurazan and Mustapha, Nik Farhan and Abu Bakar, Kaseh (2013) Reading Strategies amongst Learners of Arabic in Malaysia. In: Studies on Foreign Languages and Cultures. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, Serdang, Malaysia, pp. 31-44. ISBN 978-967-344-370-3

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Reading skill is considered the most pertinent skill to be acquired in the context of learning Arabic in Malaysia. However, a small number of researches that investigate the level of reading comprehension among Malaysian learners of Arabic suggest that in general, students in these studies lack reading comprehension skills. Moreover, instructional practices in many Arabic language classes reflect a primary focus on grammar as the bedrock for developing proficiency in Arabic. Thus, less attention is driven towards the building of Arabic language skills including skills in reading that could impede the development of such skills in learners of Arabic. Taking this into account, a more strategic approach to learning and teaching reading is required in order to achieve better reading comprehension among learners of Arabic. This article discusses in general the reading strategy use among Malaysian learners of Arabic. Then it suggests implications for research in the field of teaching reading with a primary focus on reading strategies instruction.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Languages & Communication
Depositing User: Nurazan Mohmad Rouyan
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2015 01:02
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2015 01:02

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