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Mohammadipour, Mohammad; Rashid, Sabariah Md; Rafik-Galea, Shameem; Thai, Yap Ngee – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Emotions are an indispensable part of second language learning. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between the use of language learning strategies and positive emotions. The present study adopted a sequential mixed methods design. The participants were 300 Malaysian ESL undergraduates selected through stratified random sampling…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Thang, Siew Ming; Jaafar, Nurjanah Mohd – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
Over the last decade, issues regarding attributions for success and failure in the learning of English have garnered much interest among Asian researchers. Of particular interest is the tendency of Asian learners to be self-critical when it comes to attributions for failure in the learning of English. This tendency has commonly been linked to the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mixed Methods Research, Questionnaires, English (Second Language)
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Badrasawi, Kamal J. I.; Zubairi, Ainol; Idrus, Faizah – International Education Studies, 2016
Writing skill is seen as a cornerstone of university students' success in both academic and career life. This qualitative study was conducted to further explore the teachers' and students' perceptions on the relationship between writing apprehension and writing performance, contributing factors of writing apprehension, and strategies to reduce…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Correlation, Writing Apprehension, Writing Skills
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Ebadi, Mandana Rohollahzadeh; Abedalaziz, Nabeel; Saad, Mohd Rashid Mohd – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2015
Lack of valid means of measuring explicit and implicit knowledge in acquisition of second language is a concern issue in investigations of explicit and implicit learning. This paper endeavors to validate the use of four tests (i.e., Untimed Judgment Grammatical Test, UJGT; Test of Metalinguistic Knowledge, TMK; Elicited Oral Imitation Test, EOIT;…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Psychometrics, Second Language Learning, Outcome Measures
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Thurairaj, Saraswathy; Hoon, Er Pek; Roy, Swagata Sinha; Fong, Pok Wei – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2015
Social networking sites (SNSs) have become a major form of communication in today's day and age whereby language use has been impacted in various areas especially in that of learning and teaching. Young users use literally half their week engaging in SNSs communication, thereby giving rise to a brand of internet slang which is entirely their own.…
Descriptors: Language Research, Social Networks, Asians, Ethnic Groups
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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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Abdelaal, Noureldin Mohamed; Sase, Amal Saleh – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2014
This study investigates the relationship between prior knowledge and reading comprehension in second language among postgraduate students in UPM. Participants in the study were 20 students who have the same level in English as a second language from several faculties. On the basis of a prior-knowledge questionnaire and test, students were…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Prior Learning, Graduate Students, English (Second Language)
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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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Saad, Noor Saazai Mat; Yunus, Melor Md; Embi, Mohamed Amin – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2013
Studies on out-of-class language learning strategies (OCLLSs) are usually divorced from the activities in class. Thus, this study addresses the connection of the two entities. The participants in this study were nine international postgraduate students who were undergoing their English language proficiency course in an institution in Malaysia.…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Class Activities, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
Wilang, Jeffrey Dawala; Teo, Adisa – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this study is to measure the comprehensibility of the Expanding Circle nations' citizens, namely Burmese, Cambodians, Indonesians, Laotians, Thais and Vietnamese towards the Outer Circle Englishes, namely Bruneian English, Malaysian English. Philippine English and Singaporean English. Ten universities in the Expanding Circle that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Variation
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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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Hassanzadeh, Vahideh; Gholami, Reza; Allahyar, Negah; Noordin, Nooreen – English Language Teaching, 2012
Nowadays technology has practically changed every aspect of language teaching. There are numerous studies focusing on the personality traits of students or other internet users towards the internet utilization. Nonetheless, little research has examined the personality traits of teachers towards using computers for educational purposes especially…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Personality Traits, Graduate Students
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Issa, Jinan Hatem; Jamil, Hazri – English Language Teaching, 2012
Undoubtedly, CD-ROM dictionaries assist in removing the fear of inadequacy in language usage and ameliorating the panic of being-on-the-spot especially with the rapid development of information technology. This research was conducted to find out whether there is a relationship between pre-service TESOL teachers' attitudes towards using CD-ROM…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Use Studies
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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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Sayadian, Sima; Mukundan, Jayakaran; Baki, Roselan – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2009
Technology, if integrated effectively, has been found to influence students' academic performance, develop their higher order thinking and problem solving, improve their motivation, attitude, and interest in learning, and help them prepare for the workforce as well as address the needs of low performing, at-risk, and learning impaired students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology
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