Twitter in Teaching Arabic for Specific Purposes: Students' Perspectives

Bouabdallah, M. 2017. Twitter in Teaching Arabic for Specific Purposes: Students' Perspectives. Arabic Language Teaching & Learning in UK Higher Education Conference. University of Leeds: Leeds 28 - 28 Mar 2017

TitleTwitter in Teaching Arabic for Specific Purposes: Students' Perspectives
AuthorsBouabdallah, M.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

In the new era of digital technology, the use of microblogging networks such as Twitter became a common practice among youth learners and digital natives across language classes. In the presence of VLE across all universities, do we really need to add Twitter to language classroom? Researchers suggests that Twitter as a tool outside the classroom can be a good support for the language learning. In this study we discuss the students’ perceptions regarding the use of Twitter in an Arabic for Media classroom, and how could Twitter be used as facilitator to maximise the students’ motivation. The data of this paper is based on a questionnaire that has been given to a final year students of Arabic at the University of Westminster. The students took “Arabic for Media” as a major module on their Undergraduate Programmes. Students were asked to answer questions about their usage of and opinion on Twitter, and how they felt about the whole experience. From the answers of the students, it was concluded that Twitter can be used as effective tool and practising collaboration among learners of Arabic for specific purposes

Keywords Twitter, Arabic for specific purposes, microblogging, perspectives, motivation, facilitator
Year2017
ConferenceArabic Language Teaching & Learning in UK Higher Education Conference
Accepted author manuscriptMahammed Bouabdallah.up.pptx
Publication dates
CompletedMar 2017

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