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The Effect of English Language in Learning Arabic Language for Undergraduate Students in Bridgewater State University (BSU) in USA from the Students’ Perspectives
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Volume 1, 2014
Issue 1 (May)
Pages: 14-19   |   Vol. 1, No. 1, May 2014   |   Follow on         
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Authors
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Atallah A. Al- roud , Department of Curricula and Instruction, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Tafila Technical University (TTU), Jordan.
Abstract
The study aimed at finding out the extent of the effect of English Language in Learning Arabic Language for Undergraduate Students in Bridgewater State University (BSU) in USA from the Students’ Perspectives. The study consisted of 40 students for fall semester 2011-2012 for the two levels (101,102) of Arabic Language. The researcher developed a questionnaire including (20) items distributed into five domains. Means, standard deviations, and ANOVA were used for answering the questions of the study. The validity of the instrument was checked and the reliability was computed through test-re-test and internal consistency. It was (0.90&0.86). The results indicated that there are effects for English language in learning Arabic language and this could be noticed in the interference of the two languages.
Keywords
Positive Transfer, Negative Transfer, Facilitation, Markedness, Acquisition
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