Key components in a successful Arabic immersion program for high school students : a case study

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dc.contributor.advisor Al -Batal , Mahmoud
dc.contributor.committeeMember Schulte -Nafeh , Martha
dc.creator Milliman , Britten Moya Jo
dc.date.accessioned 2010 -11 -04T18 :10 :53Z
dc.date.accessioned 2010 -11 -04T18 :11 :06Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T22 :43 :59Z
dc.date.available 2010 -11 -04T18 :10 :53Z
dc.date.available 2010 -11 -04T18 :11 :06Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T22 :43 :59Z
dc.date.created 2010 -05
dc.date.issued 2010 -11 -04
dc.date.submitted May 2010
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -05 -1458
dc.description.abstract As more second -language acquisition research is published about the optimal age to begin foreign language instruction , and the best methods for teaching foreign languages , many colleges and universities are seeking to create intensive immersion programs which would prepare prospective students for the rigors of their language programs and serve as a productive language -learning environment . One such program , the Middlebury -Monterey Language Academy , is based on the highly successful summer language schools model . This research isolates the components which would help create successful , intensive Arabic immersion programs . Specifically , this thesis asks : How can an institution create a successful Arabic immersion learning environment for high school students ? To answer this question , this thesis reviews current literature in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA ) , includes personal observations about the program and analyzes responses to surveys administered to two groups of stakeholders , namely students , and teachers /resident assistants . After the descriptive section , the thesis proposes a curricular framework which encompasses the main components of the curriculum (including goals , teacher and learner training , instructional materials , and native versus target language use ) . This framework is presented as a model to help teachers and other administrators as they try to set up new Arabic programs for high school students .
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language
dc.subject Language immersion
dc.subject Immersion programs
dc.subject Arabic language study and teaching
dc.subject Foreign language programs
dc.subject Arabic language programs
dc.subject High school foreign language programs
dc.subject Second Language Acquisition
dc.subject SLA
dc.subject TAFL
dc.title Key components in a successful Arabic immersion program for high school students : a case study
dc.description.department Middle Eastern Studies
dc.type.genre thesis *
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thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Arabic Studies
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.department Middle Eastern Studies
dc.date.updated 2010 -11 -04T18 :11 :06Z

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Key components in a successful Arabic immersion program for high school students : a case study. Master's thesis, University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /ETD -UT -2010 -05 -1458 .

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