Analysis of Arabic Language Use for Non-Arabic Speakers: A Case Study in Public Universities of Jordan

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Abeer Obeid Al Shbeil

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The Arabic language occupies a unique position among languages of the world. Though, it represents the gap of global culture and the immense social development, however, it poses a challenge to non-Arabic speaking students. This paper seeks to evaluate the challenges and limitations faced by non-Arabic speaking students at public universities of Jordan, as well as identify possible means to tackle such challenges and make reasonable recommendations to assist non-Arabic speaking students at universities of Jordan. A simple random sampling technique was used for this study. The sample size consists of 300 respondents who were students at public universities in Jordan.  Data were collected with the aid of a structured questionnaire and were statistically analyzed. The results revealed that Arabic poses a challenge to non-Arabic speaking students at public universities of Jordan, this study also shown that professors and other senior lecturers teach mostly in Arabic, this, in its turn poses a challenge to non-Arabic speaking students.

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