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Ling, Lee Kar – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2013
The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the use of bilingual teaching and learning methodology for Vietnamese postgraduate students from 2011-2012. Overall, the findings indicated relatively positive outcomes in most of the spectrum evaluated or assessed. These findings were then compared with previous researches and to…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Correlation
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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
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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
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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Suryani, Ina; Hizwari, Shafiq; Islam, Md. Aminul; Desa, Hazry – Higher Education Studies, 2012
This study looks at the correlation of the English learning which is by using weblog and the adaptation for international students at Universiti Malaysia Perlis. The study was conducted on the first batch of International students. There were 37 students from three countries with the majority from China followed by Indonesia and Sudan. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Bazzaz, Fatemeh Ebrahimi; Samad, Arshad Abd – English Language Teaching, 2011
An important aspect of native speakers' communicative competence is collocational competence which involves knowing which words usually come together and which do not. This paper investigates the possible relationship between knowledge of collocations and the use of verb noun collocation in writing stories because collocational knowledge…
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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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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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
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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
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