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Ahmad, Jamal – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine Arab American parents' perceptions of difficulties their children experience in the USA. Both Arab American children born outside the USA who later moved to the country and children born in the USA to Arab parents were examined. Fifty Arab American families were interviewed in two areas in the State of…
Descriptors: Arabs, North Americans, Acculturation, Interviews
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Guan, Shu-Sha Angie; Nash, Afaf; Orellana, Marjorie Faulstich – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
This study examines how language and culture brokering (translating and interpreting language and culture for others) influences the acculturative experiences and self-perceptions of young adults from immigrant Arab, Asian, and Latino American backgrounds. Semi-structured interviews with 10 participants suggest that mediating information for…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Ethnic Groups, Multilingualism
Barada-Hammami, Nabila – ProQuest LLC, 2012
National standards for learning foreign languages describe five area goals which are intertwined and interconnected in the K-12 learning environment; yet, absent from the literature are investigations on how K-12 teachers are able to implement and incorporate the "practices, products, and perspectives" of culture into world language…
Descriptors: Arabs, Semitic Languages, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Bale, Jeffrey – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2010
This article presents an overview of the Arabic language in the United States. Drawing on archival research and statistical analysis, the article is divided into 4 major sections. The first discusses the history of immigration from the Arab world to the United States, as well as past efforts at Arabic language maintenance. The article continues…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Language Maintenance, Immigrants, Immigration
Hawkins, Margaret R. – Multilingual Matters, 2011
Social justice language teacher education conceptualizes language teacher education as responding to social and societal inequities that result in unequal access to educational and life opportunities. In this volume authors articulate a global view of Social Justice Language Teacher Education, with authors from 7 countries offering a theorized…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Language Teachers, Access to Education
Nasser, Ilham; Berlin, Lawrence N.; Wong, Shelley – Multilingual Matters, 2011
This book is an in-depth examination of education and media under occupation. The contributors to this volume engage dialogue to explore these domains and their roles and functioning under occupation while keeping an eye toward resolution, using the on-going conflict between Palestine and Israel as the focus. The uniqueness of this collection is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mass Media, Dialogs (Language), Critical Reading
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Al-Qahtani, Abdulkhaleq A. – English Language Teaching, 2016
The main purpose of this study was to explore the perceived social distance among a small Arab community residing in a college town in the Midwest of the USA. The study examines its possible impact on the process of learning/acquiring English as a second language (ESL). It draws on the findings and contentions of the acculturation model as…
Descriptors: Social Distance, Arabs, North Americans, Interviews
Alguthami, Raed A. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The current study is on second language acquisition (SLA), and the focus is on the process of visual word recognition in English by Arab learners of English as a second language (ESL). Arab ESL learners have poor performance in their visual word recognition in English, which has been explicated in terms of their poor spelling knowledge of English…
Descriptors: Arabs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Diao, Wenhao; Trentman, Emma – L2 Journal, 2016
This paper examines ideologies of American study abroad in politically and culturally "non-Western" countries. Drawing from the theory of orientalism (Said, 1978), we analyze how American public discourse on study abroad for learners of Mandarin and Arabic manifests an orientalist thinking, and how such macro discourse both produces…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Mandarin Chinese, Semitic Languages, Foreign Countries
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Altarawneh, Safaa M.; Hajjo, Maram H. – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
This research paper analyzes the extent to which Arabic-speaking EFL learners are aware of the English plural morphemes and whether they are able to recognize them in context. The study also investigates whether the participants' English proficiency level may play a role in their ability to recognize these morphemes. For the purpose of the study,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Morphemes, Semitic Languages
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Bali, Maha – Teaching in Higher Education, 2014
Ellsworth's article entitled "Why doesn't this feel empowering? Working through the repressive myths of critical pedagogy" raises issues about the complex dynamics of implementing critical pedagogy in real classrooms, and the difficulties and paradoxes of putting the empowerment rhetoric into practice. This article analyses the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Critical Theory, Race
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Shiri, Sonia – Foreign Language Annals, 2015
This study explored the development and maintenance of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) among 352 American learners of Arabic who completed summer intensive language programs in five Arab countries. Data were collected through a survey that was based on the 2007 draft of the Culture Proficiency Guidelines (Lampe, 2007; later adopted by…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), Semitic Languages, Study Abroad
Sicola, Laura – Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, 2003
This study identified ways that experiences living abroad affected Americans' communicative behavior upon repatriation. Participants were seven adult re-entrants who had lived abroad for at least 1 year and had recently returned to the United States. Five were English teachers, and three had worked in other areas of social service and development.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Communication Skills, Cultural Differences, Ethnography
Halfond, Jay A. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Many countries are challenged by the need to build both capacity and quality simultaneously in order to meet the accelerating needs of their society. Should what already exists be renovated, or should new institutions be created? Innovate from within or from without? Or perhaps some combination of both? In the U.S., postsecondary…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, United States History, Educational Development, Higher Education
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Willcott, Paul – English Language Teaching Journal, 1978
Types of errors Arabs make with definiteness are classified and the rate of occurrence of errors are counted. Sixteen three-hour college-level American history final examinations written by Arabic speakers were examined. (SW)
Descriptors: Arabic, Arabs, Determiners (Languages), English (Second Language)
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