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ERIC Number: EJ1129713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
Correlation between Low-Proficiency in English and Negative Perceptions of What It Means to Be an English Speaker
Gill, Kavarljit Kaur; Williams, Andrew N.
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v4 n1 p109-123 Jan 2013
Learning another language is very much affected by positive or negative connotations attached to the new language by the language learner. Entering Malaysian public universities there are many students with a low proficiency in English, despite spending eleven years studying English in schools. Could it be that the lack of progress among these students could be attributed to a negative view of what it means to be a speaker of English? This study investigated the perceptions of students at a public university, to determine whether there is a correlation between low-proficiency and negative perceptions of what it means to be an English speaker. Analysis of the results showed that Malaysian students have a very positive perception of what it means to be an English speaker.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia