The use of the microcomputer in teaching Arabic grammar (verbal sentences) in the intermediate schools of the State of Kuwait
This study is concerned with the issue of using the microcomputer in teaching Arabic Grammar (verbal sentences) in the intermediate schools of the State of Kuwait. It lays down some of the essential foundation work necessary for bringing about systematic and constructive improvements in the teaching of Arabic Grammar by computers. However, our main concern in this study is, as we have said, with the teaching of one of the aspects of Arabic Grammar, in the above situation. Although the use of computers for this purpose has only just begun, the perspective of our approach will hopefully to some extent, encourage their wider use. The present study is divided into five chapters. Chapter one offers a general introduction to the main subject. The hypotheses made in this chapter constitute the general framework for the following chapters. The teaching of Western languages by computer as opposed to the non-availability of such methods in the Arab world, is discussed in chapter two. Chapter three provides a background on which the practical side of our study is based. The sources and methodology of our experimental work in this thesis are also treated in this chapter. vii Chapter four is concerned with the results of this experiment and the measurement of pupils' achievements in Arabic Grammar during the experiment. A comparison between the traditional method and that of the computer is established by means of analysing the data concerned. The last chapter concludes with suggestions for further specific research needed in this field.