ERIC Number: ED311741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-11
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Styles of Arab Students in EFL Classrooms.
The learning styles and strategies of Arab students in intensive language programs in the United States are discussed. Theory on the role of culture in learning and in the development of cognitive style is reviewed. Related aspects of Arab culture are examined, including the roles of oral and written language use, child-rearing, student behavior, and the importance of respect in the classroom. Characteristics of classroom instruction and attitudes toward achievement in the Middle East are described. It is concluded that English-as-a-Second-Language teachers must recognize and respect the cultural differences of Arab students, and meet these differences in a constructive manner. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (23rd, San Antonio, TX, March 7-11, 1989).