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Arabic as One Language

Integrating Dialect in the Arabic Language Curriculum

Edited by Mahmoud Al-Batal
For decades, students learning the Arabic language have begun with Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and then transitioned to learning spoken Arabic. While the MSA-first approach neither reflects the sociolinguistic reality of the language nor gives students the communicative skills required to fully function in Arabic, the field continues to debate the widespread adoption of this approach. Little research or evidence has been presented about the effectiveness of integrating dialect in the curriculum. With the recent publication of textbooks that integrate dialect in the Arabic curriculum, however, a more systematic analysis of such integration is clearly becoming necessary.

In this seminal volume, Mahmoud Al-Batal gathers key scholars who have implemented integration to present data and research on the method's success. The studies address curricular models, students' outcomes, and attitudes of students and teachers using integration in their curricula. This volume is an essential resource for all teachers of Arabic language and those working in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL).

About the Author

Mahmoud Al-Batal is professor of Arabic at the American University of Beirut and former director of the University of Texas, Austin Arabic Flagship program and the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA). He has published many articles and books on TAFL and is one of the authors of the Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program.

Reviews

"The editor and authors of this work should be lauded for advocating the integration of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and spoken dialects into a unified curriculum for nonnative speakers. This timely volume persuasively validates the many tangible benefits this approach — and thematically presents various empirically grounded models and strategies for implementing the integration within a program or in the classroom." — Mohssen Esseesy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Arabic and Director of the Arabic program, The George Washington University

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