ERIC Number: ED021233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-1
Programmed Course in Modern Literary Arabic Phonology and Script.
McCarus, Ernest; Rammuny, Raji
Three sets of instructional materials for the teaching of Arabic phonology and script have been prepared on the basis of studies of (1) the phonologies of American English and Modern Literary Arabic (MLA), (2) the MLA writing system, and (3) the vocabularies of 11 Arabic textbooks used in the United States. The effectiveness of these materials was tested in the classroom, and revisions were made to prepare them for general use. In order to make the materials as widely usable as possible, fully-programmed materials for the learning of the writing system and pronunciation of MLA are being prepared. These materials (after completion, testing, and revision) will be the first to teach the Arabic writing system simultaneously with Arabic phonology. The earlier lessons are being adapted for presentation on the Appleton-Century-Crofts' Portable Laboratory System (a multi-programmable laboratory teaching system). This document comprises a description of a typical programmed unit of four parts: (1) pronunciation drills of Arabic sounds, (2) reading drills for visual recognition and oral production of the sounds (the letters appearing independently and joined in syllables and words), (3) writing drills for proper production of letters and their combinations, and (4) a test for evaluating the students' performance. (See related document ED 016221.) (DO)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.