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Baba, Jamiah; Affendi, Faiza Rostam – Asian Journal of University Education, 2020
Ability to read is crucial as reading affects intellectual and emotional growth of an individual. Those who read well have more chances in widening their mental horizons and better opportunities of success. Hence, this paper is an attempt to understand the reading habits and attitudes of the students in the Faculty of Education in Universiti…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Reading Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar – Journal of International Students, 2019
Focusing on the perspective of lecturers, this qualitative research investigated the academic reading and writing challenges faced by international English-as-a-foreign language master's students at a Malaysian university. Data was collected through semi-structured, in-depth, one-on-one interviews with 16 lecturers who taught international…
Descriptors: Academic Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ismail, Adlina; Yusof, Normah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
English as a Second Language (ESL) reading materials for children are important in second language development. It is believed that language cannot be taught in a vacuum context as language functions within a culture. Even though learning a language requires learning about the culture unconsciously, learners' culture should be taken into…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Khalid, Nursyairah Mohd; Buari, Noor Halilah; Chen, Ai-Hong – International Education Studies, 2017
This paper compares the oral reading errors between the contextual sentences and random words among schoolchildren. Two sets of reading materials were developed to test the oral reading errors in 30 schoolchildren (10.00±1.44 years). Set A was comprised contextual sentences while Set B encompassed random words. The schoolchildren were asked to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indonesian Languages, Oral Reading, Error Analysis (Language)
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Hamdan, Nurul Adila; Mohamad, Maslawati; Shaharuddin, Shahizan – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2017
Due to the potential of the Internet and blended learning environment, students, especially L2 learners, are often required to read references available online. A study was conducted to identify the perceptions of L2 learners comprising TESL undergraduates towards TESL-related hypermedia reading materials and the factors contributing to their…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Reading Materials, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Chen, Ai-Hong; Buari, Noor Halilah; Jufri, Shauqiah – International Education Studies, 2017
Passages with continuous sentences are commonly used for the assessment of reading performance related to visual function, and rehabilitation in optometric practices. Passages created in native languages are crucial for a reliable interpretation in a real scenario. This study aimed to report the development of SAH Reading Passage Compendium…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Reading Achievement, Textbooks, Indonesian
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Tan Ai Lin, Debbita; Pandian, Ambigapathy; Jaganathan, Paramaswari – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2016
Malaysian tertiary students are reluctant readers of English texts, a condition which can impede the development of their English proficiency. In any ESL/EFL reading programme, particularly programmes for lower proficiency students, it is essential to provide materials that students can comprehend without difficulty. This paper discusses the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Positive Attitudes
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Eng, Lin Siew; Mohamed, Abdul Rashid; Ismail, Shaik Abdul Malik Mohamed – International Journal of Instruction, 2016
This study was conducted to systematically track and benchmark upper primary school students' ESL reading comprehension ability and subsequently generate data at the micro and macro levels according to individual achievement, school location, gender and ethnicity at the school, district, state and national levels. The main intention of this…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries, School Location, Gender Differences
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Zabidin, Nursyafiqah Binti – English Language Teaching, 2015
Successful language acquisition requires extensive word knowledge. However, learners are reportedly unable to increase their word knowledge due to insufficient meaningful input in the language classrooms. This paper intended to present another tool to encourage learners' vocabulary development. It examined the effect(s) of using short narrative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Humor, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Idrus, Faizah – English Language Teaching, 2014
This article presents evidence to the need for Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) to construct students' identity in the Malaysian classrooms. Since an important objective of education is to prepare individuals to exercise efficaciously in their environment, all students in multicultural society could benefit from exposure to CRT (Gay, 2000). In…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Identification (Psychology), Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews
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Khairuddin, Zurina; Shukry, Azimah Shurfa Mohammed; Sani, Nurshafawati Ahmad – English Language Teaching, 2014
This paper is a study of the reading trends and perceptions of Muslim Malaysian undergraduate students towards Islamic English websites as pedagogical materials in English language classrooms. Data was collected through a set of questionnaires to 180 students from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and Universiti Sultan…
Descriptors: Islam, Muslims, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Ismail, Maimunah; Amat Johar, Ratna Fauzi; Mohd Rasdi, Roziah; Alias, Siti Noormi – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2014
Knowledge of the outcome of corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs in school development in developing countries such as Malaysia is limited. This article examines types of CSR programs and the outcome on school development from the perspective of teachers. Data from a survey involving 273 teachers of schools that have participated in CSR…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Social Responsibility, Teacher Attitudes, Outcomes of Education
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Khairuddin, Zurina – International Education Studies, 2013
Reading interests is important in enhancing students' success in school and out of it. Hence, students need to have high reading interests. The purpose of this study was to identify students' reading interests in reading second language materials and to examine the differences in students' reading interests based on genders. This study was carried…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Reading Interests, Student Interests
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Chew, Magdalene Meow Khee; Lee, Catherine Cheng Kiat – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2013
Research shows that extensive reading (ER) has many benefits for language acquisition. The challenge today is making ER appealing to the digital generation. For a possible solution, it is pertinent to look to the social media embraced by today's youths. This study was conducted to explore the use of the blog as a space for sharing peer-selected…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Reading, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Ismail, Hamidah Mohd; Majid, Faizah Abd – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2011
One of the main issues often discussed among academics is how to encourage active participation by students during classroom discussions. This applies particularly to students at the tertiary level who are expected to possess creative and critical thinking skills. Hence, this paper reports on a study that examined how these skills were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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