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Author Younes, Munther Abdullatif, 1952- author.

Title The integrated approach to Arabic instruction / Munther Younes
Published New York : Routledge, [2015]
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Contents 1. The Arabic sociolinguistic situation -- 2. Changing student goals -- 3. Responding to the needs of the modern AFL learner -- 4. Integration -- 5. Objections to integration -- 6. Conclusion
Summary "Leading teacher of Arabic, Munther Younes, explores the realities of teaching Arabic as a foreign language (AFL) and outlines his groundbreaking approach to instruction, tried and tested over many years at Cornell University. The Integrated Approach to Arabic Instruction introduces teachers to the features of an integrated Arabic program one that simultaneously teaches the two varieties of the language, Modern Standard Written Arabic, fuṣḥā, and the dialect, āmmiyya, in a way that reflects the authentic practice of native Arabic speakers. This pedagogy, Younes argues, is the most logical, effective and economical method of instruction as it prepares students fully for the realities of the Arabic diglossic situation. Younes takes teachers through the following ground:Consideration of the current Arabic sociolinguistic situation and key debates in the fieldOutline of changing student goals and the needs of the modern AFL learnerOverview of the Integrated Approach covering its rationale, features, implementation methods and usage of instructional materials in the classroomResponse to objections to the Integrated Approach, outlining its advantages over alternative practices and clarifying crucial issues in practice. The Integrated Approach to Arabic Instruction addresses a pressing issue deeply relevant to the world of Arabic language instruction, placed in the practical context of shifting attitudes among students and educators. It will be an essential resource for all teachers of Arabic as a Foreign Language."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Arabic and English
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Subject Arabic language -- Grammar -- Study and teaching
Arabic language -- Spoken Arabic.
Arabic language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers
Language experience approach in education.
Arabic language -- Grammar -- Study and teaching.
Arabic language -- Spoken Arabic.
Arabic language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Arabic.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- General.
Language experience approach in education.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315740613
1317580702
9781315740614
9781317580706