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.
Arabic language is not only an academic course of study, but a means of studying other courses as well. The researcher found out that the Arabic language course (Arabic 200), which is one of the Core Curriculum courses at Qatar University is taught to all Arabic speaking students using the same content despite the different disciplines. This is believed to cause difficulty in students’ acquisition of the Arabic language skills and neglects their academic needs during the teaching of this course. Therefore, the main research goal is to use a new approach to prepare Arabic 200 course that corresponds to the needs of the different disciplines at Qatar University. The researcher began preparing Arabic 200 using a new approach that is based on teaching Arabic for academic purposes to law students at Qatar University. A descriptive analytical approach is used as a theoretical framework to achieve the research aims, review the literature, design the research instruments, and prepare the course content and assessment for law students. Academic writing skills and critical thinking are expected to be developed after the actual implementation of the newly developed course.
Keywords:Curriculum - Arabic for Academic Purposes (AAP) - Academic Writing - Critical Thinking.