Arabic grammar at the advanced level: A paradigm shift
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Teaching and Learning Arabic Grammar: Theory, Practice, and Research
When linguistic forms and content work together, learners can construct their own conceptual understandings and make learning more meaningful, taking us back to the definition of proficiency that emphasizes the ability to do something meaningful with the language, which is the point of learning a language. This chapter describes what proficiency, in general, and what advanced level proficiency mean in terms of language usage for speaking and writing. The chapter reviews some of the challenges current literature refers to in teaching grammar at that level, including pedagogical challenges related to strategies and approaches used in teaching grammar, where expression requirements at the advanced proficiency level become increasingly sophisticated and complex. Moreover, the chapter proposes a fluid grammar syllabus at the advanced level for Arabic and proposes pedagogical principles and guidelines that are based on a sociolinguistic approach to grammar and language at large, in order to achieve coherence and fluency at the discourse level.
Taha-Thomure, Hanada and Harb, Majed, "Arabic grammar at the advanced level: A paradigm shift" (2022). All Works. 5520.
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