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Amiri, Fatemeh; Puteh, Marlia – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
This paper examines the different types of writing errors performed by 16 international postgraduate students undertaking an intensive English course at a public university in Malaysia. It was mandatory for international postgraduate students who obtained less than IELTS Band 6 to undertake an Intensive English Course (IEC) offered by the…
Descriptors: Error Analysis (Language), Academic Discourse, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ibrahim, Engku Haliza Engku; Sarudin, Isarji; Muhamad, Ainon Jariah – English Language Teaching, 2016
There are many factors that contribute to one's ability to read effectively. Vocabulary size is one important factor that enhances reading comprehension. The purpose of the study is to examine the relationship between students' reading comprehension skills and their vocabulary size. A total of 129 pre-university students undergoing an intensive…
Descriptors: Correlation, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Scores
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Alghail, Ali Abdullah Ali; Mahfoodh, Omer Hassan Ali – Issues in Educational Research, 2016
This study examines how international graduate students in a Malaysian public university perceive and overcome academic reading difficulties. The target population included all graduate students from Yemen, an Arab country, studying at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Data were collected using questionnaires, focus group interviews, and journal writing.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Reading Difficulties
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Al-Qaysi, Fouad Hussein; Shabdin, Ahmad Affendi – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Many studies have investigated vocabulary memorization strategies in the EFL context, but few researches have been conducted on the types of memorization strategies used by the Arab students in Malaysia. Thus, this study investigates the types of vocabulary memorization strategies employed by the Arab students in the Intensive English course at…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Memorization, Learning Strategies
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Mukundan, Jayakaran; Mahvelati, Elaheh Hamed; Nimehchisalem, Vahid – English Language Teaching, 2012
Intensive English programs are courses in which students participate in a higher number of classes in a shorter period. The available literature on intensive English courses indicates inconsistent results necessitating further research in this area. This study investigated the effect of an intensive English program on a group of Malaysian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language)
Anivan, Sarinee, Ed. – 1991
Papers on aspects of second language program evaluation include the following: "The Role of Language Testing in Language Program Evaluation" (Adrian Palmer); "Defining an Appropriate Role for Language Tests in Intensive English Language Programs" (Margaret Des Brisay, Doreen Ready); "Principles and Practice in an…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language)
Wilhelm, Kim Hughes – 1992
A project to improve a program in English for academic purposes in Malaysia is described. The program is a university preparatory curriculum for Malaysian students wishing to attend colleges in the United States. In the program, students are placed in one of three tracks based on English language proficiency. The project was intended to integrate…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Bound Students, College Preparation, Curriculum Development
Desruisseaux, Paul – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1998
Many colleges and universities are experiencing sharp declines in enrollment of students from Asian countries suffering from currency devaluations and economic turmoil. However, enhanced recruiting in other parts of the world and relatively high retention rates for already enrolled students from those countries have helped many institutions offset…
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Economic Climate, English (Second Language), Enrollment Influences