Arabic Speaking Skills as a PBJJ course: Between objectives and reality

Zamri Arifin, Zainuddin Ismail

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Abstract

This paper focuses on PPPY1122 Speaking Skills in Arabic course for UKM PBJJ (distance learning) students. It discusses the degree of attainment of the course objectives for students taking the course via distance learning, in which the contact time is a mere 8 hours per semester. What is the objective and can be achieved by students under these circumstances? Will the 8-hour class allow students to achieve the objectives of the course as well as their fellow undergraduates studying full-time? What kinds of tests should be administered to assess the ability of these part-time students? The views expressed arise from the experience of one of the trainers who was directly involved in teaching this course through observations he made during his involvement with the comparison with academic writing on these skills. No doubt there are a few issues that need urgent attention and be looked into in more detail and there are improvements that need to be implemented by the powers that be if the course is to be maintained as its title suggests. Some suggestions for improvement are put forward as an alternative to resolve this problem. However, they need to be further refined by having more detailed studies taking into account the experience of other institutions offering similar courses, so students can actually speak and converse in Arabic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages534-536
Number of pages3
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010 - Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201015 Dec 2010

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OtherKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityTanjung Keling, Melaka
Period13/12/1015/12/10

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Keywords

  • Arabic Spealing Skills
  • Distance Learning Prgramme (PBJJ)
  • The course objectives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Arifin, Z., & Ismail, Z. (2011). Arabic Speaking Skills as a PBJJ course: Between objectives and reality. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 18, pp. 534-536) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.078

Arabic Speaking Skills as a PBJJ course : Between objectives and reality. / Arifin, Zamri; Ismail, Zainuddin.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18 2011. p. 534-536.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Arifin, Z & Ismail, Z 2011, Arabic Speaking Skills as a PBJJ course: Between objectives and reality. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 18, pp. 534-536, Kongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010, Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia, 13/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.078
Arifin Z, Ismail Z. Arabic Speaking Skills as a PBJJ course: Between objectives and reality. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18. 2011. p. 534-536 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.078
Arifin, Zamri ; Ismail, Zainuddin. / Arabic Speaking Skills as a PBJJ course : Between objectives and reality. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18 2011. pp. 534-536
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