Abstract—Children facing a challenge with learning additional foreign Language, which in terms skills like writing, reading, and pronouncing. This challenge became more difficult when the other language uses different alphabets and writing style. The Arabic language has a different way to write from the English language because it involves writing from right to left and uses different alphabets. Hence, the idea of this work is emerged to find a salutation to train and teach young children the Arabic alphabet using an effective and funny way. A blended lesson was created based on ASSURE model, by using Google Applications, and an Application (Nan and Lyly) on smartphones and tablets to develop the lesson easily to young children and provide practices inside the application and by handwriting in the Face-to-Face class meeting, this blended course will help learners to learn anywhere and anytime, and use the application in their free time. The participant learners in this lesson were students in a USA Elementary school, and after participated in the lesson and its website by watched two deferent videos about how to write and pronounce the alphabet and practiced the in-class activities their writing, pronouncing, and reading improved, but writing skills take more time than pronunciation and reading.
Index Terms—Instruction design, ASSURE model, Arabic alphabet, blended learning.
Sameer M. AlNajdi is with the Education Technology Department, University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Sameer M. AlNajdi, "Design a Blended Learning Environment to Teach Arabic Alphabet for Non-Arabic Speaker Children Based on ASSURE Model," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 128-132, 2018.