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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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Gill, Kavarljit Kaur; Williams, Andrew N. – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Correlation, Language Proficiency
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Rezaee, Abbas Ali; Abidin, Mohd Jafre bin Zainol; Issa, Jinan Hatem; Mustafa, Paiman Omer – English Language Teaching, 2012
The way education is being delivered has been altered via the rapid development of computer technology. This is especially the case in the delivery of English language teaching where the combination of various variables is pertinent to computer attitudes to enhance instructional outcomes. This paper reports the study undertaken to elucidate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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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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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