This is my first article ever published in an international refereed journal based in Kuwait. Please click here for more details about the journal.
The purposes of this study were (1) to investigate the usage of self-regulated learning strategies among students of Arabic Language as a third language course (AL3) and Intensive Arabic course (IAC) focusing on Arabic oral skills (2) to investigate the differences in the usage of self-regulated learning strategies between these two groups. The sample of this study consisted of 98 students, 59 from AL3 and 39 from IAC. This was a quantitative study and used a questionnaire adapted from The Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ). The study indicated that (1) nine out of 15 components’ means in self-regulated learning strategies were high, six components were moderate as well as no single component fell in the low group of mean, (2) by using a one-way MANOVA analysis, there were significant differences between students of AL3 and IAC in five components of the self-regulated components. The study suggested that a different approach of teaching should be implemented to each group considering the different levels of self-regulated learning strategies used in their studies.
Keywords : self-regulated learning, MSLQ, Arabic language learning, oral skills
Ghazali Yusri, & Nik Mohd Rahimi (2010). Self-regulated learning strategies among students of Arabic language course and intensive Arabic course in MARA University of Technology Malaysia (UiTM). International Journal of Applied Educational Studies 8(1), 57-67.