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Teaching and Learning English in the Arabic-Speaking World

1st Edition

Edited by Kathleen M. Bailey, Ryan M. Damerow

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Co-published with The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF)

An important contribution to the emerging body of research-based knowledge about teaching English to native speakers of Arabic, this volume presents empirical studies carried out in Egypt, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—a region which has gained notable attention in the past few decades. Each chapter addresses an issue of current concern, and each includes implications for policy, practice, and future research. Nine chapter authors are Sheikh Nahayan Fellows—recipients of doctoral fellowships from The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF). This volume is the first in the Global Research on Teaching and Learning English Series, co-published by Routledge and TIRF.

Reviews

"Indeed, this volume deals with a wide range of issues which are interesting to researchers in the Arabic region […] The volume reminds us as readers that there is more room for research into the teaching and learning of English in such fertile contexts as the Arabic-speaking world. Hence, Teaching and Learning English in the Arabic-Speaking World is a timely book which has shed some light on more recent and updated issues and, furthermore, should inspire researchers in the ELT field to focus on the Middle East and the Gulf countries." – Tariq Elyas, Professor of Applied Linguistics at King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

“A fascinating insight into the diversity of issues that language educators in the Middle East grapple with.”- Dudley Reynolds, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

“…an essential resource for those individuals who are interested in the latest research from the Arab world.”- Christine Coombe, Dubai Men’s College, UAE; TESOL President (2011-2012)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword

Yehia El-Ezabi

Preface

Kathleen M. Bailey & Ryan M. Damerow

Acknowledgments

Chapter One: Research on the Teaching and Learning of English in the Arabic-speaking World: Questions in Search of Answers

Ryan M. Damerow & Kathleen M. Bailey

Chapter Two: Modality in Arab EFL Students’ Academic Writing: Implications for Policy, Practice, and Research

Abdul Gabbar Al-Sharafi

Chapter Three: Arab Students’ Use of Monitoring in their EFL Composing: The Role of Linguistic Knowledge

Muhammad M. M. Abdel Latif

Chapter Four: Arabic Native Speakers’ Overpassivization in English

Hassan El-Nabih

Chapter Five: The Use of English for Education in the Arab World: An Ethnographic Investigation of Female Emirati Pre-service Teachers’ Conceptions of English as a Medium of Instruction

Melanie van den Hoven

Chapter Six: Exploring the Impact of Teacher Education Pedagogy on EFL Reading Teacher Identities: A United Arab Emirates Case

Fíodhna Gardiner-Hyland

Chapter Seven: English Language Teaching in Lebanese Schools: Trends and Challenges

Fatima Esseili

Chapter Eight: Palestinian Teachers’ Use of Questioning in Two Different Instructional Settings of EFL Reading

Enas Hammad

Chapter Nine: TV Shows, Word Coverage and Incidental Vocabulary Learning: Implications for Arabic Speakers Learning English

Mansoor Al-Surmi

Chapter Ten: Explorations in the Predictive Validity of a Regionally Developed English Proficiency Exam: The CEPA

Laila W. Rumsey

Chapter Eleven: Age of L2 Learning Makes no Difference in Instructed Settings: Input Matters Most

Kholoud A. Al-Thubaiti

Chapter Twelve: Summary and Concluding Observations

G. Richard Tucker

About the Contributors

About the Editors

Kathleen M. Bailey is a Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Master of Arts in the TESOL-TFL Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and President of The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF).

Ryan M. Damerow is the Executive Assistant of The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF).

About the Series

Global Research on Teaching and Learning English

Co-published by The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF) and Routledge

The Global Research on Teaching and Learning English series, co-published by The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF) and Routledge, showcases research by scholars from around the world, whose research has been funded by grants from TIRF, awarded through a carefully vetted international competition. Since 2002, TIRF, an independent foundation started by the TESOL International Association (TESOL) in 1998, has commissioned and/or funded research on a range of topics associated with the teaching and learning of English worldwide. This series offers a collection of previously unpublished empirical studies conducted by grant recipients throughout the world, as well as chapters from invited scholars. Volumes in the series report on issues of current concern to the applied linguistics community and the language teaching profession, and present a wide variety of research topics investigated through a range of research procedures. Most chapters appearing in volumes in this series cover issues that motivated the research, context of the research, research question(s) addressed, data collection and data analysis procedures, findings and discussion, and implications for policy, practice, and future research. This chapter structure helps to achieve consistency and coherence across the volumes, while at the same time allowing each author to report on the unique contents of his/her own study. The authors and editors forego any honoraria so that all the royalties from the sales of this series can be used to support TIRF’s programs.

For free access to the TIRF Reference Lists visit:  http://www.tirfonline.org/resources/references/

 

 

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU005000
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
FOR007000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / English as a Second Language
LAN010000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Literacy

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