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ERIC Number: ED407854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Students and Their Teachers of Arabic: Beliefs about Language Learning.
Kuntz, Patricia S.
A study investigated beliefs about second language learning held by 27 adult students and 10 teachers of Arabic at the Yemen Language Center. The survey instrument consisted of 5 demographic statements and 47 statements concerning language learning in a Likert-type scaled response format. Results indicate students and teachers generally agreed with 16 statements and generally disagreed with 11. Areas of difference between teachers and students included error correction, use of translation, and future use of the language learned. The findings are seen as generally supportive of second language requirements, and suggestive that teachers and students must identify, organize, and exploit their language learning beliefs, information useful in curriculum content and design, instructional methods, and articulation across learning levels. Contains 27 references. Yemen Language Center curriculum information, the survey form (in both English and Arabic), and response tabulations are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Yemen