Oxford University

A Scoping Review into the Teaching and Learning of Arabic as a Second Language

This is a thorough scoping review and bibliographic mapping of existing literature, published in both English and Arabic, relating to the learning and teaching of AL2. The aim of a scoping review is to provide an overview of the extent, range and nature of research activity in a topic area. It will determine which topics have been researched and which remain under-explored; which methodological approaches have been used and how often; where the research can be found; who conducted it and when it was published.

Research Questions:

  • What is the extent and nature of the empirical evidence on teaching and learning Arabic as a Second Language
  • Which topics have been researched?
  • In which contexts have studies been conducted (e.g. which populations, which settings, which varieties of the language)?
  • Which methodological approaches have been used?
  • Where are the gaps in the current literature on AL?

This public resource will act as an accessible, thematized bibliography via which researchers and practitioners can easily locate existing research in the field relevant to their needs. There will also be public reports of findings, written in accessible language for key stakeholder audiences (teachers, policymakers and researchers), including infographics to provide an overview of the extent and nature of the existing AL2 research.

The estimated completion is by May 2023.

This site is registered on wpml.org as a development site.