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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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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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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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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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Maarof, Nooreiny; Munusamy, Indira Malani A/P – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
This paper aims to investigate the learners learning experiences and difficulties of ESL among the UKM undergraduates. This study will be focusing on identifying the factors behind Malaysian undergraduate's experiences and also their difficulties in the English as Second Language (ESL) classroom. This paper discusses some of the issues of English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Learning Experience, Second Language Learning
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Aclan, Eunice M.; Aziz, Noor Hashima Abdul – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
Vocabulary, the backbone of any language including English, is foundational for listening, speaking, reading and writing. These four macro-skills are necessary not only in gaining knowledge as English is the language to access major information sources particularly the World Wide Web but also in the demanding globalized workplace. Vocabulary is…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Debate
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Mohammadipour, Mohammad; Rashid, Sabariah Md. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
Adopting a direct approach to contrive sufficient focus on form (accuracy) would facilitate interlanguage development without decreasing the naturalness of communication that communicative tasks can generate. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a proposed task-based instruction programme within a cognitive approach in fostering…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Task Analysis
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