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The Place Of Media In The Arabic Curriculum

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This chapter sheds light on the current situation regarding the teaching and learning of media language in Arabic language programs. It shows that media courses mainly focus on the language of journalism and TV broadcasting. The chapter discusses the characteristics of media language, the debate on the use of dialect and the importance of media literacy in the Arabic language curriculum. In addition, it provides some recommendations for future planning. Teachers play a major role in implementing these suggestions in the language classroom. Therefore, they should be well prepared to cope with the rapid changes in mass media. In doing so, they are helping students find a compass in the torrent of messages and competing values ushered in by the information age. In other words, they are helping students to engage fully and creatively in their world.

Keywords: Arab media; Arabic curriculum; Arabic language programs; media language; media literacy education; modern mass media



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