ERIC Number: EJ1167689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Can Arabic Proverbs Enhance Arabic-Speaking Students' Comprehension of Financial Concepts?: An Empirical Study in Randomly Selected Business Schools in Dubai
Warsame, Mohammed H.; Ireri, Edward M.
Journal of Teaching in International Business, v28 n3-4 p137-152 2017
In this study, we investigated the use of Arabic proverbs and quotes for teaching finance courses to Arabic-speaking students who are nonnative speakers of English. The study found that the use of Arabic proverbs and quotes greatly enhances the students' comprehension of the finance topics covered. Similarly, the study revealed that the use of Arabic proverbs and quotes for Arabic-speaking students in teaching finance courses creates rapport between the student and instructor, thus enhancing learning. Finally, the study confirmed that the use of Arabic proverbs and quotes for Arabic-speaking students in teaching finance courses does not lead to confusion or complicate matters, but enhances comprehension and bolsters retention.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semitic Languages, Proverbs, Teaching Methods, Money Management, Business Administration Education, Business Schools, Comprehension, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Retention (Psychology), Instructional Effectiveness, Hypothesis Testing, Multivariate Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates
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