Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language. Some Pedagogical Proposals
Linguistic Competence is a complex concept that embodies not only knowledgeof grammar but also of the sociolinguistic and pragmatic rules which define the useof language in its social context. In addition, as many authors have pointed out,when we are dealing with two different cultures and not just with two differentlanguages, as in this case, we need to provide the learner with a range of information about the attitudes, beliefs and ethno-linguistic conceptions of the newculture.In order to transmit this socio-cultural-pragmatic competence, the teacher should develop a wide range of strategies in the linguistic, sociolinguistic and extra-linguistic field on the one hand, and cognitive and psycholinguistic skills on theother. That is to say, we have to teach both content and know-how, we have to
teach both "things" and “to do things".
Bárbara Herrero Muñoz-CoboUniversidad de Almería (Spain)