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Academia Journal of Educational Research 8(12): 517-521, December 2020
DOI: 10.15413/ajer.2020.0151
ISSN 2315-7704
2020 Academia Publishing

Abstract

 

The role of Arab parents to support English language learning in the Israeli Arab context
 

Accepted 27th October, 2020

 
Widad Suleiman

The English Department, Ohalo College, Israel.

This article gives evidence on the key role of Israeli Arab parents and family and their significant impact on their children's achievement in English as a foreign language. However, parents and other factors can crucially contribute to English language learning in the Israeli Arab context. Teachers and schools should consider this fact and employ it for promoting English language learning and increasing the number of *5 points (the highest English level high school can get) graduates in the English *bagrut (National matriculation examination). According to the latest statistics, less than 10 percent of the Israeli Arab graduates can get to the highest level of English bagrut exam. In this study, the qualitative research approach was adapted and semi structured interviews have been used as the research tool for collecting data. The participants were (N=20) teachers, (N=20) students and (N=20) Arab parents. The findings yielded the variable factors which were found to influence English language learning. The current article discussed the family as a major factor that affects English language achievements. Discovering these factors will definitely promote English language learning and help our students attain high level of English as a foreign language. The main goal is to make our students more interested in learning the new language and are more likely to go out on a limb and try out their newly learned language. Israeli Arab families give English a great value and importance since they believe that English gives a status amongst the Arab community and they would want their children to reach the highest status.

Key words: Parental impact, EFL learners, improving language acquisition, high status
 

This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. 

Cite this article as:

Suleiman W (2020). The role of Arab parents to support English language learning in the Israeli Arab context. Acad. J. Educ. Res. 8(12): 517-521.

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