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Shuib, Munir; Azizan, Siti Norbaya – Journal of Educators Online, 2015
Individuals preferentially process information in different ways. This includes the varied learning style preference of the individuals in any study program, including English as a Second Language (ESL). However, one of major concerns is, do the ESL students have different preferred way to learn? Past studies have given mixed results including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style, Preferences, Gender Differences
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Ziyaeemehr, Ali; Kumar, Vijay – International Journal of Instruction, 2014
Humor is an integral component of any language and therefore has an impact on the way languages are acquired/learned. Numerous studies have investigated the role of instructor humor in teaching/learning processes; however, there is little empirical research on the relationship between instructor humor and learning of a second language. This paper…
Descriptors: Correlation, Second Language Learning, Humor, English (Second Language)
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Nasirudeen, A. M. A.; Koh, Josephine Koh Wat; Lau, Adeline Lee Chin; Seng, Lim Lay; Ling, How Ai – Journal of International Students, 2014
This study aims to identify the level of acculturative stress and to examine the correlations between acculturative stress or its subcategories and variables such as English language proficiency. The results show that international students were challenged by social interactions, lack of English language proficiency and financial issues. The…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Stress Variables, Correlation, English (Second Language)
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Kamarulzaman, Mohd Hasrul; Ibrahim, Noraniza; Yunus, Melor Md; Ishak, Noriah Mohd – English Language Teaching, 2013
Language anxiety has significantly sparked great concern in the second and foreign language learning world. Researches have found negative correlation between language anxiety and academic achievement of English language learners; and, most of the studies focus on average school students and tertiary level students. This paper, however, explores…
Descriptors: Gifted, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Aryadoust, Vahid – International Journal of Listening, 2012
This article investigates a version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) listening test for evidence of differential item functioning (DIF) based on gender, nationality, age, and degree of previous exposure to the test. Overall, the listening construct was found to be underrepresented, which is probably an important cause…
Descriptors: Evidence, Test Bias, Testing, Listening Comprehension Tests
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Badib, Ayesha Abdullah Najieb; Guru, Subhatra – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2011
The Malaysian government is rigorously drawing up strategies to increase the already existing 60,000 foreign students currently studying in the country (The Star, 2009). With the influx of more foreign students and with English as the medium of instruction in local higher education, it is felt that a study to investigate international students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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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