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Published: 19 August 2022
Examination of The Perceptions of Students Learning Arabic Language through Drawings
Bartın University, Turkey
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Keywords: Arabic, Arabic Teaching, Student Drawings, Content Analysis
The Arabic language is one of the essential and lively communication languages of today's world, making it inevitable to benefit from new methods that will develop four basic language skills in an equal and balanced way in Arabic teaching. However, it is essential to determine how effective and appropriate this teaching is in terms of feedback. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the perceptions of 5th and 6th-grade students towards Arabic through the pictures they drew. Participants in the study were determined using the criterion sampling strategy. The research data consists of pictures drawn by 168 students about the Arabic language. The content analysis technique was used to analyze the obtained data. Student drawings were examined in five categories: theme, environment, human characters, tools and motifs, and expressions and symbols that reflect emotions. As a result of the evaluations, most students associate Arabic with foreign language and religious phenomena. At the same time, in light of the data obtained, it is concluded that the students have a favorable view of Arabic.
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