The Impact of Transliterative Deductive Method (Hud-Hud) and the Native Arabic Speakers on the Foreign Speakers: A Pilot Study


  • Fathinul Fikri Saad
  • Omar Ahmed



Hud-Hud, Arabic grammar, native speakers, rubric test, Malays Language


 There are few studies on the influence of the native Arabic speakers in enhancing the understanding among subjects residing in non-Arabic speaking language utilizing the deductive method in mediating teaching. The study aimed at evaluating the influence of the native speaker on the effectiveness of the “Hud-Hud” deductive teaching style among the non-Arabic speaking in Malaysia. The study was conducted on a selected group of urbanized Malaysians subjects (n=30), who were dichotomized into the control group (n=15) and the test group (n=15). All subjects underwent a-60-hour elementary Arabic teaching programme utilizing the "Hud-Hud – deductive" method taught by a local (Malay) speaker. Two Arabic native speakers had provided additional teaching guide to the test group before a series of test performances were conducted.

The results showed that the younger age subjects (age < 40 years) had a significantly higher score than the elder age group (mean; 2.04±0.404 vs. 1.59±0.97; p<0.05). The test group subjects had significantly higher rubric scores than the control group (mean; 0.62±0.16 vs. 0.59± 0.50; p<0.05). Moreover, there was significantly higher rubric score achieved among subjects who had previous Arabic teaching exposure (mean; 2.04±0.404 vs. 1.59±0.97; p<0.05). The native speakers are the potential predictive marker in ensuring the effectiveness of the deductive “Hud-Hud" teaching for the foreign in the non-Arabic speaking country.