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ERIC Number: ED117990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-22
Pages: 38
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Practical EFL Techniques for Teaching Arabic-Speaking Students.
Yorkey, Richard
This paper first explains the diversity of the Arab World, the unifying force of Classical Arabic, and that Modern Standard Arabic, less complicated in structure and less ornate in rhetoric, is sufficiently Different from colloquial dialects to require considerable instruction in schools. For contrastive analysis to be useful as a basis for EFL methods and materials, one must therefore answer the question "What is the native language of the Arabic-speaking student?" Examples of Arabic interference (often differing from one dialect to another) are given in phonology, syntax, and rhetoric. Techniques for teaching segmental sounds are suggested, as well as drills to practice linking. For the teaching of vocabulary, it is argued that since students are accustomed to analytical procedures of learning language forms, they may enjoy and profit from exercises that manipulate base morphemes and some common derivational affixes. For the teaching of grammar, the redundant use of the object pronoun is presented (The food which we ate it was good) with sample, sequential exercises. For the teaching of rhetoric, reference is made to the influence of Arabic rhetoric and the unusual emphasis on coordination rather than on subordination. Sample exercises demonstrate guided practice of paragraph organization in English. (Author/TL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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