ERIC Number: EJ619932
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Modern Standard Arabic vs. Non-Standard Arabic: Where Do Arab Students of EFL Transfer From?
Language, Culture and Curriculum, v13 n2 p126-36 2000
Focuses on the learning of English as a foreign language (EFL) by Arabic-speaking secondary school students. To see which variety students transferred from, they were asked to translate into English two versions of a short Arabic text: one Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), and the other non-standard Arabic (NSA). Results indicate the importance of taking both MSA and NSA into account when making use of Arabic in teaching EFL. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Arabic, Arabs, Cultural Influences, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Standard Spoken Usage, Transfer of Training, Translation, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: The Arab World: Language and Cultural Issues.