Creative Education

Volume 7, Issue 3 (March 2016)

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

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Word Selection in Teaching Arabic Vocabulary for Lower Secondary Level

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DOI: 10.4236/ce.2016.73038    2,590 Downloads   4,117 Views  Citations


Selecting words for teaching vocabulary is an important part of the teaching and learning of a language. The study aims to explore teacher approach and practice in choosing words for teaching Arabic language at the Lower Secondary Level. A qualitative single case study is used to investigate a phenomenon in the context of the actual situation. Data collection process involves interviews, classroom observation, video recording and analysis of relevant documents. A purposive sampling method is carried out for selection of participants. The findings indicate that the approach used in selecting vocabulary can be divided into five categories: i) priority; ii) frequency; iii) teaching ability; iv) coverage; and v) familiarity. In other words, it is suggested that in facilitating student comprehension and retention of target words, various criteria are considered by a teacher before choosing the teaching approach. The study also provides guidelines for choosing words to teach especially for Arabic teachers in the Lower Secondary Level.

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Hasmam, A. , Rahimi, N. , Mustapha, N. and Kamarudin, M. (2016) Word Selection in Teaching Arabic Vocabulary for Lower Secondary Level. Creative Education, 7, 387-395. doi: 10.4236/ce.2016.73038.

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