ARABIC ACROSS THE CURRICULUM IN A BILINGUAL GULF UNIVERSITY
Nagwa.Hedaiat@zu.ac.ae - Zayed University, Dubai
Vol 1, June 2004
Arabic Across the Curriculum is a broad language support program at Zayed University in the UAE, which has stimulated discussion on several issues concerning Arabic language support in the Arab world in general and in the Gulf area in particular. These issues can be summed up in the following questions: Why do we need to teach Arabic to native Arabic-speaking students? How will Arabic language proficiency help students in their academic and future careers? Which Arabic language skills should we teach native speakers in higher education, and how? What means of assessment and what criteria might be helpful to Arabic programs and instructors?
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