Design and discourse of modern standard Arabic e-textbook

Thohir, Muhammad and Kurjum, Mohammad and Muhid, Abdul (2020) Design and discourse of modern standard Arabic e-textbook. LITERA - Jurnal Penelitian Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pengajarannya, 19 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1412-2596; 2460-8319

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An E-textbook of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is an important device that supports the on-line practical aspects of the teaching Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL). The present study was aimed at describing the characteristics of the design and discourse of the Schulz’s E-textbooks of MSA. The study focused on Schulz MSA E-Textbook as an instructional material package of standard Arabic of the intermediate levels (B1 and B2 levels). The study used the qualitative research approach with the discourse-analysis method of data analyses.The results showed the following findings. The design of the E-package is web-based with multimedia as resources. The content prioritizes on grammar material in each initial lesson unit of the textbook. Although standard modern Arabic is used as the language variant for the language skills, colloquial language variants are given sufficient attention that can be accessed only in the E-edition version of the package. In terms of the contents of the discourse, a wide selection of texts are used with varied themes in the field of education, social affairs, economy, culture, politics, religion, environment, and technology. Citations embedded in header texts do not always match the contents of the discourse. The religious discourse pieces in the materials seem to be positioned more as socio-cultural facts rather than as theological facts.

Item Type: Article
Thohir, Muhammad
Kurjum, Mohammad
Muhid, Abdul
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-textbook; Modern Standard Arabic; discourse; learning material
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200409 Arabic Linguistics > 20040999 Arabic Linguistics not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Karya Ilmiah > Artikel
Depositing User: Abdun Nashir
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2021 13:45
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2021 23:37

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