Ola Moshref


Based on cognitive approaches to second language learning, the thesis emphasizes the correspondence between MSA and ECA, and argues for simultaneous teaching of the two varieties from basic levels onward. Development in CALL technology can effectively implement cognitive principles and realize the goals of the integrated approach in the field of TAFL. The thesis describes a software program designed for teaching beginners MSA and ECA simultaneously using idioms as a unifying conceptual element.

Date of Award


Online Submission Date

February 2013

First Advisor

Elgibali, Alaa

Committee Member 1

Elgibali, Alaa

Document Type



43 p.


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The CD which has the multimedia software that the author has developed is on reserve (Location: Plaza level, Main library)