1st Edition

Teaching and Learning Arabic Grammar Theory, Practice, and Research

    356 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    356 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Foundational and comprehensive, this volume provides a theoretical and practical overview of the current issues that dominate the field of teaching and learning Arabic grammar. Bringing together authorities on Arabic grammar from around the world, the book covers both historical contexts and current practices, and provides principles, strategies, and examples of current Arabic grammar instruction across educational settings. Chapter authors offer a range of perspectives on teaching approaches, implementing research findings in the classroom, and future challenges.

    A much-needed volume to help students, teachers, and teacher educators develop their knowledge and skills, it addresses the most salient and controversial issues in the field, including: what grammar to teach, how much grammar to teach, how to address grammar in content-based or communication-based classroom, and how to teach variation in grammar. This resource is ideal for preservice Arabic language teachers as well as Arabic language professors and researchers.


    Mohammed Sawaie


    PART I

    Current issues and challenges concerning the place of grammar in Arabic language instruction

    1. A historical overview of Arabic grammar instruction
    2. Kassem M. Wahba

    3. Grammar of contemporary spoken Arabic
    4. Manuela E.B. Giolfo

    5. Modern written Arabic grammar: corpus-based description
    6. Giuliano Lancioni

      Part II

      Learners’ and teachers’ perspectives

    7. Arabic grammar pedagogy and SLA
    8. Elizabeth Huntley

    9. Teachers’ pedagogical perception and Arabic grammar teaching: A survey-based study
    10. Federico Salvaggio

    11. Learners’ perception of Arabic grammar: a quantitative study
    12. Rasha K. Soliman

    13. Arabic grammar materials: description and analysis
    14. Andrea Facchin

      Part III

      Arabic grammar and pedagogical considerations

    15. Integrating grammar in the Arabic curricula
    16. Ashraf Abdou

    17. Different Methods and Approaches for Teaching Arabic Grammar
    18. Akiko Sumi and Masato Tominaga

    19. From Mechanical to Communicative Grammar Practice: Why and How
    20. Raghda El Essawi

    21. Arabic Grammar at the Advanced Level: A Paradigm Shift
    22. Hanada Taha-Thomure and Majed Harb

    23. Teaching Arabic Grammar in the Online Environment
    24. Katrien Vanpee

      Part IV

      Assessing grammar

    25. Classroom grammar errors, corrective feedback and individual differences
    26. Gergana Attenassova

    27. Assessing grammar: an ACTFL Perspective
    28. Mahdi Alosh

    29. Teaching and Assessing Arabic grammar in the classroom: An eclectic approach

    Dalal Abo El Seoud


    Kassem M. Wahba is Associate Professor of Arabic at American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    Zeinab Taha is Professor and Director of the MA TAFL program in the Department of Applied Linguistics at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.

    Manuela E.B. Giolfo is Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the International University of Languages and Media (IULM) in Milan, Italy.