Prototype development and usability evaluation of a mobile-based Arabic language learning application

Harry Budi Santoso, Rian Fitriansyah

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Abstract

Learning Arabic has been an issue in the world especially in Indonesia whch has the most Muslim population in the world. It has been stated that only 0.5% Muslim in Indonesia can read Al-Qur'an. The researcher proposed a solution with a new method of Arabic leaming by implementing a mobile-based leaming application so people can be taught easily, anywhere and anytime. Therefore, the researcher decided to study this problem. The focus of this study is to dscuss the design of Arabic lessons using mobile application especially in context leaming This research was qualitative. The researcher was evaluating the application by using the usability testing technique. The findings suggest that Arabic leaming materials of vocabulaq can be improved by applying the theory of second language acquisition. The researcher also found that Arabic leaming materials of grammar with the behaviorist and innatist methods are not enough. In addition, the user interface and user experience aspects should be considered to improve leamer easiness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1961-1967
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Al-Qur'an
  • Arabic
  • Arabic lesson
  • Mobile application
  • Usability evaluation

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