The Impact of Introductory Arabic Language Course on Spelling and Writing Skills of University Students

Sami Aljazi

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of introductory Arabic language course on spelling and writing skills of university students, and to examine students’ spelling and writing skills based on their gender, major, and Grade Point Average (GPA). The study sample consisted of 100 students who were randomly selected. Single group, pre-test and post-test research design was used. The used instrument was performance test that included 45 multiple choice questions. The results showed that students’ spelling and writing performance had significantly improved as a result of taking Arabic Language Course (101). However, there were no significant differences in students’ spelling and writing performance based on their gender, major, and GPA. The recommendations of the study were to introduce spelling and writing topics in related language courses and to conduct more research studies in relation to university students’ language skills.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jse.v7i3.11209

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