ARABIC 609 - Arabic Second Language Acquisition
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Arabic Studies (ARABIC)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Arabic second language acquisition examines: (1) how Arabic as a second/foreign language is learned, (2) what factors contribute to different learning outcomes and variability, and by implication (3) how second language learners of Arabic of different native language backgrounds can attain superior or near native competence. Research findings on Arabic and other languages are explored not only from the perspective of the researcher, but also from that of the teacher. Hence, the course also helps students in developing the necessary skills to interpret research findings as well as to use relevant findings to inform teaching. Note, this is not a methodology of language course which would be concerned with language teaching methods, but rather it is concerned with SLA theories and analysis of research findings based on the theoretical frameworks of the SLA field and observations. Implications for teaching are part of the reflective scope of the readings and class discussions.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly


ARABIC 609 - Arabic Second Language Acquisition
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001 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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