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AGENCY IN ONLINE FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING AMIDST THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Year 2022, Volume 23, Issue 4, 196 - 211, 01.10.2022
https://doi.org/10.17718/tojde.1182781

Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak has forced a sudden transition from face-to-face learning to online learning in higher education. This circumstance challenges university students to be more selfdirected in learning with relatively minimum assistance from their lecturers or peers. Therefore, it is becoming increasingly important to conduct a study on the issue of learner agency which remains little explored. The present study aimed at investigating the agency of first-year university students in online learning of Arabic as a foreign language. In particular, this study examines their intention, motivation, self-regulation and selfefficacy in online learning of Arabic delivered synchronously by using Google Meet and asynchronously by using Edmodo. An exploratory research method was employed in the study with the participation of 76 firstyear university students at an Islamic public university in Jakarta, Indonesia. Results of the study reveal that first-year university students have a relatively high intention, motivation, self-regulation and self-efficacy in Arabic online learning. Looking these findings into more detail, however, the students seem to have limited information and preparation to achieve their goals, are undermotivated to speak with native Arabic speakers, have shallow learning commitments, and are less likely to believe their performance. One of the practical implications that emerge from this study is to introduce first-year university students to a variety of strategies for learning Arabic in more self-directed ways, and this may be supported by lecturers as to not only delivering content but also promoting skills during their teaching practices.

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Year 2022, Volume 23, Issue 4, 196 - 211, 01.10.2022
https://doi.org/10.17718/tojde.1182781

Abstract

References

  • Ahmadi, A., & Ilmiani, A. M. (2020). The Use of Teaching Media in Arabic Language Teaching During Covid-19 Pandemic. Dinamika Ilmu, 20(2), 307–322. https://doi.org/10.21093/di.v20i2.2515
  • Ajape, K. O., Mamat, A., & Abdul Azeez, Y. (2015). Students’ Motivation and Attitude towards the Learning of Arabic Language: A Case Study of Arabic Students in Nigerian Universities. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 5(Special Issue), 122–127.
  • Al Shlowiy, A. S. (2019). Language, religion, and communication. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, December 2019. https://doi.org/10.1075/japc.00040.shl
  • Al-Ahdal, A. A. M. H., & Al-Ma’amari, A. A. H. (2015). Learning Strategies of the Arab EFL Learners: Finding Correlation with Outcomes. Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 6(5). https://doi. org/10.7575/aiac.alls.v.6n.5p.230

Details

Primary Language English
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Azkia Muharom ALBANTANI This is me (Primary Author)
Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta
Indonesia


Ahmad MADKUR This is me
Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta
Indonesia


Imam Fitri RAHMADI This is me
Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz
Austria

Publication Date October 1, 2022
Application Date July 28, 2021
Acceptance Date February 24, 2022
Published in Issue Year 2022, Volume 23, Issue 4

Cite

APA Albantanı, A. M. , Madkur, A. & Rahmadı, I. F. (2022). AGENCY IN ONLINE FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING AMIDST THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK . Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 23 (4) , 196-211 . DOI: 10.17718/tojde.1182781