About the Journal :
Journal of Arabic Language for Specialized Research is published quarterly by the Scientific Institute for Advanced Training and Studies , it is devoted to the publishing of researches concerning sciences and arts of Arabic language such as Grammar, rhetoric, metrics, prose and poetry, phonetics, modern linguistics, dialects, Arabic calligraphy, Arabization, and literary critical stylistic studies.
The journal is a research platform for scholars, teachers, and students to enrich the Arabic Library with further sound researches and precise studies for the purpose of unveiling the secrets of this language which is regarded as a miracle on its own through the Quranic text that remains a great challenge to all languages’ texts. However, the research efforts made on Arabic language and its relevant sciences as well as the unveiling of its beauty in the past and present are merely attempts to reveal the secret of its essence to persuade linguists and litterateurs of the reasons why Allah, the creator of all languages, has chosen Arabic to be the last language for his messenger Mohamed (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) and his miraculous immortal book till doomsday.
A textbook represents a certain syllabus to facilitate the performance of teaching and learning. It is used by scholars, teachers, schools, and educational institutions as a scientific educational material, as it is an important pillar of the educational components in addition to teachers and students. The textbook plays an important role as a mean of education, without textbook there is no knowledge which leads to the development of civilization, and there will be none of scientific and intellectual creativities are to be relied on, or derived information from a book. Looking into the importance of textbook, it requires educational and learning institutions to take into account appropriate textbook for students which is suitable to their level of ages, intellectual, linguistic, cultural and social and educational background. Based on these previous facts, this study aims to investigate the syllabus of teaching Arabic vocabulary as a second language for adult learners in Malaysia, through a descriptive study of a textbook criteria starting from its definitions, specifications, and needed basis of its preparation: psychological, social, linguistic, educational, basic linguistic characteristics and basic characteristics of language skills for this textbook. By the end of this study, it shows that there should be determination of suitable learning goals for teaching adults, with the clarity of the content, methods of presenting topics of lessons in enhancing students’ understanding, the lessons in the textbook, the questions and assessments, as well as the learning activities in order to evaluate their performance, understanding, and development in using the textbook and discover the strengths and weaknesses in the syllabus. To achieve the goal of adult learning the Arabic language, it also should take into account the syllabus, foundations, characteristics and elements that were presented in this study.