Islamic – Based English: The Challenging Agenda for Enhancing Reading Skill of Islamic – Private Schools’ Students in Three Southern Border Provinces of Thailand

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ปรัชญา บินหมัดหนี
อับดุลฆอนี อาบู


The role of reading in language teaching should be emphasized because it is an important factor to get success in the target language. The challenge of providing quality reading material that suits the learners’ need in the three Southern Border Provinces in Southern Thailand is becoming more complicated when taking into account the cultural perspectives. To attract the students to be actively engaged in reading skill, teachers are encouraged to produce Islamic –based  reading material that can improve the students’ reading comprehension of texts regarding their needs.

            Thus, there is a need for English reading materials for schools in the three southern border provinces to be delicately adjusted to meet both reading skill and spiritual needs of the students. To achieve those goals, this paper attempts to discuss the role of the Islamic – based English materials with the integration of Islamic beliefs and cultures to best serve the need of Islamic – private secondary schools’ students in the three southern border provinces of Southern Thailand.


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บินหมัดหนี ป., & อาบู อ. (2018). Islamic – Based English: The Challenging Agenda for Enhancing Reading Skill of Islamic – Private Schools’ Students in Three Southern Border Provinces of Thailand. Al-HIKMAH Journal, 4(8), 99–110. Retrieved from
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