عنوان مقاله [English]
Classroom and non-classroom Speaking activities are the most important part that provide opportunities for language use. Writing educational books that include some conversions and transformational and substitution drills in the introductory levels and discussion activities in advanced levels, is a common problem in most Arabic speaking books. This study attempts to present the most important characteristics of effective teaching materials and activities for speaking skills by referring to theoretical resources in foreign language teaching. In the second step, we will analyze the speaking activities in Al-loghat Al-Arabiya. These activities were analyzed in several aspects: addressing all functions of speaking, authenticity, personalization, sequence from easier speech modes to difficult ones & including tasks for both accuracy and fluency. The results of the study show that in this book, especially at the introductory levels, appropriate activities to enhance all functions, use of authentic language, and accuracy of pronunciation and vocabulary are not provided. Fluency activities are weak at the introductory level as well.