International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Conceptual Mapping Importance in EFL learning of Arabic Speaking University Students
Seham Elashhab

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the construct of concept maps as well as the relationship between conceptual maps and foreign language (FL) Arabic speaking learners. It also aims at connecting the previous research to the classroom implementation and FL students’ benefits when using this tool to improve their language learning. The researcher demonstrates some examples of conceptual maps from first year students at Umm Al-Qura University in Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, this paper presents an overview of the main trends of thought that have led to the interest in concept mapping as an instructional and learning tool to facilitate the development of Arabic speaking learners’ reading, critical thinking, understanding, and remembering the new language words, ideas and facts.

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