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    Teaching English to Arabic Speaking Students

    When teaching ESL to Arabic speaking students, should I find translations in their script. If so where can I find them.

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    Re: Teaching English to Arabic Speaking

    I'm an Arab speaker, and when I started learning English, my teachers never used our script. And I do very well.

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    Re: Teaching English to Arabic Speaking Students

    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta View Post
    When teaching ESL to Arabic speaking students, should I find translations in their script? If so where can I find them?

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    Re: Teaching English to Arabic Speaking Students

    I have experience with the opposite case: Native English speaker who studied Arabic.

    I found that, even though it was really hard at first to avoid using transliterations, in the end it helped me not to use any Roman letters or transliterations into "English pronunciation." The hard work your students put in in the beginning will yield better results when they actually start reading & writing in English.

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    Re: Teaching English to Arabic Speaking Students

    Teaching English to Arabic speaking students would not be difficult but it is a time consuming affair. You must first teach them basics of English.

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    Re: Teaching English to Arabic Speaking Students

    I remember my English teachers used to say that we should not keep doing that while learning the language!!!

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    Re: Teaching English to Arabic Speaking Students

    It is really a matter of giving your students the opportunity to become autonomous. Of course they will have difficulty at first, considering how different the Arabic script is, but by providing the 'easy' solution,they will never need to really try to distance themselves from their first language and welcome a foreign one when in class.There is also the risk of confusing them even more and losing their attention by the end of the lesson. Students who really want to learn will accept the challenge and will feel motivated to succeed when they see that they are actually learning something new.Hope this helps!Christina Giannikas

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