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DOI :10.26650/di.2023.34.1.1190007   IUP :10.26650/di.2023.34.1.1190007    Full Text (PDF)

The Effectiveness of Online Learning and Teaching of Arabic as a Foreign Language in Turkish Universities

Ahmet Derviş MüezzinMaher JesryMohammed AteekMarion HeronAbdulhalim AbdullahSuhaib Ajam

Since (and particularly during) the Covid-19 pandemic, online teaching and learning methods have been adopted worldwide by educational institutions to meet the needs of students; Teaching Arabic as a foreign language is no exception. This study aims to investigate learners’ and teachers’ perceptions of learning and teaching Arabic as a foreign language online and the extent to which online learning supported the development of learner autonomy. This study was conducted at two Turkish universities that teach Arabic language as a foreign language. Data was collected through semi-structured online interviews with teachers and students of Arabic and diaries from teachers and students. Findings suggest that although online education promoted learner autonomy, it complements face-to-face education rather than replaces it. Findings also reveal that social media has a role in supporting online learning and that there is a need for more training for teachers in technology and curriculum. Based on the results, a set of pedagogical implications and recommendations for language teachers and policy makers are discussed.


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Müezzin, A.D., Jesry, M., Ateek, M., Heron, M., Abdullah, A., & Ajam, S. (2023). The Effectiveness of Online Learning and Teaching of Arabic as a Foreign Language in Turkish Universities. darulfunun ilahiyat, 34(2), 385-417. https://doi.org/10.26650/di.2023.34.1.1190007


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Müezzin A D, Jesry M, Ateek M, Heron M, Abdullah A, Ajam S. The Effectiveness of Online Learning and Teaching of Arabic as a Foreign Language in Turkish Universities. darulfunun ilahiyat. 2023;34(2):385-417. https://doi.org/10.26650/di.2023.34.1.1190007


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Müezzin, Ahmet Derviş, and Maher Jesry and Mohammed Ateek and Marion Heron and Abdulhalim Abdullah and Suhaib Ajam. The Effectiveness of Online Learning and Teaching of Arabic as a Foreign Language in Turkish Universities.” darulfunun ilahiyat, vol. 34, no. 2, 2023, pp. 385-417. [Database Container], https://doi.org/10.26650/di.2023.34.1.1190007


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Müezzin AD, Jesry M, Ateek M, Heron M, Abdullah A, Ajam S. The Effectiveness of Online Learning and Teaching of Arabic as a Foreign Language in Turkish Universities. darulfunun ilahiyat [Internet]. 13 Jul. 2024 [cited 13 Jul. 2024];34(2):385-417. Available from: https://doi.org/10.26650/di.2023.34.1.1190007 doi: 10.26650/di.2023.34.1.1190007


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Müezzin, AhmetDerviş - Jesry, Maher - Ateek, Mohammed - Heron, Marion - Abdullah, Abdulhalim - Ajam, Suhaib. The Effectiveness of Online Learning and Teaching of Arabic as a Foreign Language in Turkish Universities”. darulfunun ilahiyat 34/2 (Jul. 2024): 385-417. https://doi.org/10.26650/di.2023.34.1.1190007



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