Teaching Arabic to Native Speakers - Educational Games in a New Curriculum

Hanan Alshikhabobakr, Pantelis Papadopoulos, Zeinab Ibrahim


This paper presents nine educational games and activities for learning the Arabic language. The games are developed for Arabiyyatii project, a three-year endeavor that involves re-conceptualization of the curriculum of standard Arabic as a first language in kindergarten. The applications presented in this paper are developed on tabletop surface computers that support a collaborative and interactive learning environment. These applications focus on speaking drills, word production, and sentence recognition of Modern Standard Arabic. This work incorporates an interdisciplinary research framework exploiting best practices used from related disciplines namely: computer-supported collaborative learning, language learning, teaching and learning pedagogy, instructional design and scaffolding.


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Paper Citation

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Alshikhabobakr H., Papadopoulos P. and Ibrahim Z. (2016). Teaching Arabic to Native Speakers - Educational Games in a New Curriculum . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-179-3, pages 337-344. DOI: 10.5220/0005799203370344

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author={Hanan Alshikhabobakr and Pantelis Papadopoulos and Zeinab Ibrahim},
title={Teaching Arabic to Native Speakers - Educational Games in a New Curriculum},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Teaching Arabic to Native Speakers - Educational Games in a New Curriculum
SN - 978-989-758-179-3
AU - Alshikhabobakr H.
AU - Papadopoulos P.
AU - Ibrahim Z.
PY - 2016
SP - 337
EP - 344
DO - 10.5220/0005799203370344