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Wee, Roselind; Sim, Jacqueline; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
This study was conducted to identify and describe the written verb-form errors found in the EAP writing of 39 second year learners pursuing a three-year Diploma Programme from a public university in Malaysia. Data for this study, which were collected from a written 350-word discursive essay, were analyzed to determine the types and frequency of…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Verbs, Foreign Countries, French
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Adzmi, Nor Aslah; Bidin, Samsiah; Ibrahim, Syazliyati; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman – English Language Teaching, 2009
The purpose of this study was to analyse the academic English language lacks and needs of Industrial Design students in Universiti Teknologi MARA Kedah (UiTM). It highlights the lacks and needs for English for Academic Purposes in helping the students to succeed in the program through the usage of English language. The research tools used were in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Industrial Arts, Design, English (Second Language)
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Krishnan, Gopala; Rahim, Rozlan Abdul; Marimuthu, Rasaya; Abdullah, Rahman Bin; Mohamad, Faizah; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman – English Language Teaching, 2009
Visioning a world class university is certainly an appropriate target for a university. Realizing this vision would need an expansion of knowledge and greater English proficiency as in this period of history, English is the language of IT which is an important key to acquiring knowledge. Using a sample of 40 level one students from UiTM Dungun…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Processes, English (Second Language), Gender Differences
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Yahaya, Mohamad Fadhili Bin; Noor, Mohd Asri Bin Mohd; Mokhtar, Ahmad Azman Bin; Rawian, Rafizah Binti Mohd; Othman, Mahmod Bin; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman – English Language Teaching, 2009
The policy to change the medium of instruction in the teaching of Mathematics and Science from Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language) to English in 2003 is an important innovation affecting not only the students but also teachers of Mathematics and Science. However, how far the changes affect the teachers is the issue addressed in the paper. In fact the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Language of Instruction
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Bidin, Samsiah; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman; Aziz, Nurazila Abdul; Salleh, Musdiana Mohamad; Tajudin, Taniza – English Language Teaching, 2009
The purpose of this study was to describe the relationship between the students' motivation and attitude and their English Language performance. The subjects were the part two students from three UiTM campuses in the Northern Region. The research tool used was in the form of a questionnaire. The mean scores analysis of the motivation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Ahmad, Badrul Hisham; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman – English Language Teaching, 2009
Due to the alarming signals of declining proficiency level among English Language learners in Malaysia, this study set out to learn more about the learners' perceptions of the teachers' code-switching in English Language classrooms. The objectives of this study were to investigate: a) learners' perceptions of teachers' code-switching, b) the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Hassan, Sharifah Zakiah Wan; Hakim, Simon Faizal; Rahim, Mahdalela; Noyem, John Francis; Ibrahim, Sueb; Ahmad, Johnny; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman – English Language Teaching, 2009
This study explores Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Sarawak graduating students' oral proficiency, focusing on grammatical accuracy. Oral proficiency in English has always been the benchmark of language proficiency, and in the context of UiTM's language teaching curriculum, efforts to enhance students' oral proficiency are implemented through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Wee, Roselind; Sim, Jacqueline; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman – English Language Teaching, 2009
This paper examines how overt teaching is instrumental in reducing subject-verb agreement (SVA) errors of Malaysian EAP learners which in turn improves the quality of their writing. The researchers used overt teaching of these grammatical items, that is, SVA and investigated how this method has significantly benefitted the learners who were second…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Academic Purposes, Academic Discourse, English (Second Language)
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Abdullah, Zaini; Samah, Siti Akmar Abu; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman; Isa, Posiah Mohd – International Education Studies, 2009
Succession planning has not been a distinct initiative undertaken by educational organisation in their strategic planning. The former has been clearly established in several high profile profit organisations to ensure smooth transition of leadership in their respective department. From several literatures, proponents of strategic planning have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Administrative Change, Higher Education
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Aziz, Rozainun Haji Abdul; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman – International Education Studies, 2009
The aim of this paper is to present an alternative method and strategy in teaching and learning for the higher institution of learning. Poster presentation is an approach to introduce and deliver a lecture to create a different mood enticed by the visuals given. This poster presents a new approach of creativity as a method of teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Risk Management, Deception, Lecture Method
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Jusoff, Kamaruzaman; Hussein, Zaliha Hj.; SoonYew, Ju; Din, Mohd Salleh Hj. – International Education Studies, 2009
This study was conducted in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Penang, Malaysia in April 2005. The objectives of the study were to examine the life satisfaction of the academic and non-academic staff. Findings revealed that some demographic variables had significant difference in life satisfaction. This study could provide meaningful information to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Life Satisfaction, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Osman, Nazira Binti; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman – International Education Studies, 2009
This paper examines the effectiveness of routinizing lexical phrases to a group of second language learners. A group of proficiency class students were drilled or routinized with semi-fixed and fixed phrases which are commonly used in problem-solving group discussion. Basic frequency counts and interview were carried out to see improvement in…
Descriptors: Discourse Modes, Discourse Analysis, Speech Communication, Second Language Programs
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Ngah, Rohana; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman; Rahman, Zanariah Abdul – International Education Studies, 2009
This paper describes the research conducted in relating to emotional intelligence of university staff to work attitude. The Emotional Intelligence (EI) Scale devised by Schutte et al. (1998) is used in this study, which is more suitable compared to BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory. Beside their experiences, knowledge and skills, emotion play an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Intelligence, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Jusoff, Kamaruzaman; Abdullah, Zaini; Samah, Siti Akmar Abu – International Education Studies, 2009
One of the several roles partaken by academicians in institutions of higher education in Malaysia is the quest in publication. The objective of establishing a critical mass of researchers and knowledge corpus that enable Malaysia to reach the global standard of technology creation and innovation as clearly stated in the newly launched October 2007…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Journal Articles, Faculty Publishing, Writing for Publication
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Nayan, Surina; Jusoff, Kamaruzaman – International Education Studies, 2009
Students in higher learning institutions need to write lots of reports based on the projects done. Since they are at the tertiary level of education, they are required to use English in their reports. This is to ensure that they are able to function well in English later at the workplace. Writing requires students to apply rules regarding sentence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grammar, Verbs, Form Classes (Languages)
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