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Zamin, Ainul Azmin Md; Hasan, Raihana Abu – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
Abstract as a summary of a dissertation harbours important information where it serves to attract readers to consider reading the entire passage or to abandon it. This study seeks to investigate the "backward translation" of abstracts made by 10 randomly selected postgraduate students. This research serves as a guideline for students in…
Descriptors: Error Analysis (Language), Nouns, Indonesian Languages, Translation
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Granhemat, Mehdi; Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This study examined the relationships between gender, ethnicity, ethnic identity, and language choices of Malaysian multilingual youths in the family domain of language use. Five hundred undergraduate students who belonged to different Malaysian ethnic groups were selected as participants of the study. The participant aged between 17 to 25 years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Ethnicity, Language Usage
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Yunus, Melor Md; Sukri, Saiful Islam Ahmad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
In spite of English being regarded as the second most important language in Malaysia, it is still treated as a foreign language inevitably. The recently introduced Dual Language Progamme (henceforth DLP) which uses English as the medium of instruction in teaching Mathematics and Science is alleged to be a reflection of the less successful English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Mohamad, Alif Fairus Nor; Puteh, Sharifah Nor – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
It is difficult for most of the second language learners in Malaysia to function proficiently in English language due to limited vocabulary knowledge. It has also been challenging for TESL graduates to fit in as ENP teachers due to the lack of specialized vocabulary knowledge in nursing field. Thus, a course books has always been a highly…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, English for Special Purposes, Word Lists, Second Language Learning
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Maznun, Mirrah Diyana Binti; Monsefi, Roya; Nimehchisalem, Vahid – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This study was conducted to investigate the difficulties encountered by undergraduate ESL students in writing the introduction section of their project reports. Five introduction sections of bachelor of arts students, majoring in English language, were analyzed and a lecturer was interviewed regarding the areas of the students' weaknesses. Swales'…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Writing Skills, Research Reports
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Kasuma, Shaidatul Akma Adi – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This paper identifies Malaysian university students' needs and preferences for online English language activities on a Facebook group that supports their formal learning. Two methods of data collection were employed; content analysis of the Facebook interactions, and semi structured interviews. Four main learning preferences or characteristics of…
Descriptors: Social Media, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Amiri, Fatemeh; Puteh, Marlia – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This paper examines the different types of writing errors performed by 16 international postgraduate students undertaking an intensive English course at a public university in Malaysia. It was mandatory for international postgraduate students who obtained less than IELTS Band 6 to undertake an Intensive English Course (IEC) offered by the…
Descriptors: Error Analysis (Language), Academic Discourse, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Al-Qaysi, Fouad Hussein; Shabdin, Ahmad Affendi – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Many studies have investigated vocabulary memorization strategies in the EFL context, but few researches have been conducted on the types of memorization strategies used by the Arab students in Malaysia. Thus, this study investigates the types of vocabulary memorization strategies employed by the Arab students in the Intensive English course at…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Memorization, Learning Strategies
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Su, Yeoh Lee; Mahadi, Tengku Sepora Tengku; Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Business relationship between Japan and Malaysia has developed very quickly in recent years. This has caused a dramatic increase in the need for individuals who possess language skills to function in Japanese businesses. In order to investigate the needs of our Malaysian graduates, a survey was conducted involving graduates of Japanese language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Communication, Corporations, Japanese
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Ahmed, Shameem – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
In Communicative Language Teaching situation, role of material is not only important but also inevitable. In the traditional context of English teaching textbooks are considered the main source of materials. This paper will provide an evaluation of "Effective Communication Skills" ("ECS") coursebook that has been introduced as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Evaluation, Communication Skills, Pilot Projects
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Nazri, Nurhuda Mohamad; Yunus, Melor Md; Nazri, Nur Dalila Mohamad – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Often times, many English as Second Language (ESL) facilitators speculate why some learners learn faster than other learners. Provided the students were exposed with the same amount of years in the formal education system in Malaysia, the language instructors curious about the variety of performance in the English language among the learners. This…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Metacognition
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Mei, Tam Lee; Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah; Heng, Chan Swee; Kasim, Zalina Binti Mohd – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
It is a norm for people from a multilingual and multicultural country such as Malaysia to speak at least two or more languages. Thus, the Malaysian multilingual situation resulted in speakers having to make decisions about which languages are to be used for different purposes in different domains. In order to explain the phenomenon of language…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Multilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Questionnaires
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Al-Shujairi, Yasir Bdaiwi Jasim; Buba, Jamila AbdulAzeez; Ya'u, Mohammed Sani – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
An increasing body of studies suggests that bilingual persons are better than monolinguals on a variety of cognitive measures. Thus, the present study investigates the relationship between the onset age of bilingual and the development of cognitive control among Nigerians. 10 bilingual students studying at University Putra Malaysia have been…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Samani, Ebrahim; Nordin, Noreen; Mukundan, Jayakaran; Samad, Arashd – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
Problem Statement: The Internet as a tool that presents many challenges has drawn the attention of researchers in the field of education and especially foreign language teaching. However, there has been a lack of information about the true nature of these environments. In recent years, determination of the patterns of negotiation of meaning as a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication
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Huwari, Ibrahim Fathi; Al-Shboul, Yasser – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
This study investigates the perception of Jordanian EFL learners' (JEFL) pragmatic transfer of refusal strategies in terms of contextual and cultural factors. Data were collected using a discourse completion test (DCT) and a scaled-response questionnaire (SRQ) to elicit perception data from the participants. Data from the SRQ were analyzed based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
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