Creative Education

Volume 10, Issue 5 (May 2019)

ISSN Print: 2151-4755   ISSN Online: 2151-4771

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The Effects of Language Games on Smartphones in Developing Arabic Speaking Skills among Non-Native Speakers

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DOI: 10.4236/ce.2019.105073    383 Downloads   657 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

This study investigates the impact of using smartphones to develop Arabic speaking skills among Arabic non-native speakers through a language game. The experiment was conducted by introducing the independent variable (language game on smartphone) on the study sample of 15 University of Sydney students learning Arabic at the beginner level. The experiment was conducted throughout semester 2/2015. Students spent 24 hours of self-study using the language game via smartphones. They were subjected to a pre- and a post-oral test to measure the impact on the speaking skill development in four major aspects namely confidence level, pronunciation, grammar and understanding. The data were analysed quantitatively using T-test and findings showed significant statistical differences On the whole, this study shows that using language games on smartphones has a positive effect on the speaking skill development of the students.

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Kenali, H. , Yusoff, N. , bt Mat Saad, N. , Abdullah, H. and Kenali, A. (2019) The Effects of Language Games on Smartphones in Developing Arabic Speaking Skills among Non-Native Speakers. Creative Education, 10, 972-979. doi: 10.4236/ce.2019.105073.

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