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ERIC Number: EJ1148337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2519-5387
The Perception of Malaysian ESL Tertiary Level Students on the IELTS Test
Zahari, Dhiya Amalina; Dhayaalan, Jeremiah Dhayaalan Jackson
Asian Journal of Education and Training, v2 n1 p1-6 2016
Currently, the most acknowledged test to qualify for overseas universities is the IELTS test which is referred to as the International English Language Testing System. It is implemented as an accreditation tool and is believed to be a reputable and trustworthy tool of language competence by tertiary institutions which employ its use. Regardless of the current attention received by IELTS today, the views and opinions of candidates sitting for the test have seldom been looked into. Thus, this research is focused on examining the perception of Kolej MARA Banting candidates on the IELTS test. Consequently, a 9 item questionnaire on perception was given to 20 participants prior to and after sitting for the IELTS test. The data gathered was evaluated using t- test analysis to investigate the comparative differences among the learners? perception prior to and after sitting for the test. Results proclaimed that candidates obtained a notably more positive perception after the test. Hence, some implications are made for all stakeholders especially those learners who are planning to take the test, educational organizations that are overseeing IELTS preparatory programs, educators who aspire to train candidates in such programs and administers of the test.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: International English Language Testing System
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