YouTube application in supporting students’ Arabic listening skills

  • Harun Baharudin Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia
  • Rahil Mohd Ghazali Sekolah Rendah Integrasi Teras Islam (SRITI) - Malaysia
  • Nordin Halias SMK Sungkai, Perak - Malaysia
Keywords: YouTube application; teaching aid; Arabic language; listening skills.

Abstract

This study aims to identify the level of YouTube application usage to teach Arabic listening skills and identify respondents’ perceptions on categories of materials in YouTube application that have been selected and collected. This study was a survey study using a questionnaire instrument to measure the level of YouTube application usage to teach Arabic listening skills to students and to investigate students’ perceptions on the selected materials. The research sample was 70 students of one public university in Malaysia who were selected using random sampling method. The data collection was done using a set of questionnaires covering various items of YouTube application usage in T&L Arabic language skills. The questionnaire was modified and adapted from Aziah Abdol Aziz & Parilah Mohd Shah (2014) study and has gone through the validity process with high alpha Cronbach value of 0.98. The findings show that the level of YouTube application usage in teaching Arabic listening skills is at a high level. Subsequently, students are likely to be attracted to the materials that feature interesting forms, graphics, audios and visuals, appropriate timeframes and the use of standard language (fusha).

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Author Biographies

Harun Baharudin, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Malaysia

Corresponding author. Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Rahil Mohd Ghazali, Sekolah Rendah Integrasi Teras Islam (SRITI) - Malaysia

SRITI, Jalan Batu 8 Kampung Sijangkang, Selangor, Malaysia

Nordin Halias, SMK Sungkai, Perak - Malaysia

SMK Sungkai, Perak, Malaysia

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Published
2019-12-30
How to Cite
Baharudin, H., Mohd Ghazali, R., & Halias, N. (2019). YouTube application in supporting students’ Arabic listening skills. Religación. Revista De Ciencias Sociales Y Humanidades, 4(22), 104-109. https://doi.org/10.46652/rgn.v4i22.557