—A study was conducted on the perceptions of 35
Malaysian school teachers on their use of Computer Assisted
Language Learning (CALL) for teaching vocabulary to learners
of Arabic as a Second or Foreign Language (ASL/AFL). Most
teachers expressed their favour for using CALL, and especially
recognized its potential in helping and encouraging such
learners, but also pointed out its time consuming nature. CALL
can assist in the teaching and learning of Arabic vocabulary, as
it has also been useful in education in general. For instance, it is
noted that CALL can present vocabulary in multiple modes
simultaneously; it supports interaction, and enables
personalized learning. Further research is ongoing on its
effectiveness, but CALL could play an important role to assist
learners who face difficulties in acquiring Arabic vocabulary,
and understanding it in context.
—Arabic language, computer assisted language
learning, foreign language learning.
The authors are with Multimedia University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
(e-mail: Gharawi@outlook.com, email@example.com).
Cite: Mohammed A. Gharawi and Azman Bidin, "Computer Assisted Language Learning for Learning Arabic as a Second Language in Malaysia: Teacher Perceptions," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 633-637, 2016.