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Kussin, Haddi Junaidi; Omar, Ainon; Kepol, Napisah – Dinamika Ilmu, 2018
The purpose of the study was to find out both notions and practice where language learning strategies (LLS) are concern. LLS according to Oxford (1990) could be divided into two main strategies--direct and indirect strategies. Direct strategies are sub-divided into memory, cognitive and compensation strategies and required mental processing of the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Metacognition, Foreign Countries
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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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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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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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Rahmat, Nurhazlini; Min, Lau Sing; Sungif, Nur Atiqah Md.; Yusup, Farah Nabillah Mior – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
In the Malaysian education system, English has always played an important role. In acknowledging its importance, Malaysian University English Test (MUET) has been introduced to enable continued emphasis on this role. MUET has been made compulsory for those who wish to pursue a first degree programme in local universities. This study aims to…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries