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Barriers and issues of Arabic speaking practices among foreign students in Jordanian universities [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2021; 5(2): 85-94 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2020.05925

Barriers and issues of Arabic speaking practices among foreign students in Jordanian universities

Abeer Al Shbeil
Arabic Language Department, Al Balqa

This study aims to find the obstacles that face foreign students (non- Arabic speaking) and limit their ability to speak Arabic fluently. The study population included foreign students and Arabic language teachers in some public universities. This study followed the qualitative methodology. Therefore, the interviews were designed for interviewing the respondents. The interviews were analyzed using the Atlas program. This study found some problems facing students, and these problems are physiological problems, educational problems, and cultural problems. The physiological problems included the lack of self-confidence and shyness, as well as fear of speaking in front of the public. Educational problems envelop the lack of a suitable learning environment for Arabic speakers and the failure to allocate lectures to practice speaking Arabic. Finally, cultural issues relate to the lack of participation in the community to practice the language and the lack of an appropriate environment in which spoken Arabic can be practiced.

Keywords: non- Arabic speaking, Arabic language, linguistics

Abeer Al Shbeil. Barriers and issues of Arabic speaking practices among foreign students in Jordanian universities. ALRJournal. 2021; 5(2): 85-94

Corresponding Author: Abeer Al Shbeil, Jordan
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