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Khojastehrad, Shadi; Sattarova, Madina – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
With the rapid development of communication and transportation technology, globalization has brought people of diverse cultures, ethnicities, geographies, and religions together. English is now the primary lingua franca, which is used to communicate with speakers of different native languages throughout the world. However, today the world is faced…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Rayner, Gerry; Papakonstantinou, Theo; Gleadow, Roslyn – Cogent Education, 2016
The internationalisation of higher education generates several issues related to quality, uniformity of subjects taught across campuses and the role of differences in English-speaking ability, which may affect student learning and skills development. This study used a self-assessment survey framework to investigate Australian (native English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Self Efficacy, Writing Ability
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Kasuma, Shaidatul Akma Adi; Saleh, Mohamad Saifudin Mohamad; Akhiar, Ayuni; Ismail, Yanny Marliana Baba – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
Academic online portals of Learning Management System (LMS) and social media have become a necessity in many higher education institutions to tie classroom meetings with learning resources. This study examines Malaysian university students' preferences of social media and LMS for academic purposes. A set of questionnaires was distributed to 269…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Learning Systems, Social Media, Educational Technology
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Saeed, Karwan Mustafa; Ismail, Shaik Abdul Malik Mohamad; Eng, Lin Siew – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study was primarily aimed at developing an English-speaking proficiency test and analytic rubrics designed to measure speaking proficiency of Malaysian undergraduates. On the basis of Littlewood's Methodological Framework and Long's Interaction Hypothesis, the researchers derived three speaking tasks from four sources: (a) syllabus of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Thien, Lei Mee; Ong, Mei Yean – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the applicability of Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) in a Malaysian university context. Design/methodology/approach: The CEQ was translated into Malay language using rigorous cross-cultural adaptation procedures. The Malay version CEQ was administered to 190 undergraduate students in one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Undergraduate Students, Student Experience
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Tienxhi, Jonathan Yong – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2017
This paper examines the growing gender gap between men and women in Malaysian public universities, using the Gender Parity Index (GPI) to measure gender disparities over time. It considers the gender gap in University of Malaya with other prominent overseas universities, and compares the GPI between all twenty public higher education institutions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Public Colleges, Equal Education
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Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand the pull factors that influenced international students' choice of country and institution for their Master's education. Design/Methodology/ Approach: This qualitative study relied upon focus group interviews with 70 international students registered in taught Master programmes at a higher…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Decision Making, Qualitative Research, Graduate Students
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Machart, Régis – International Review of Education, 2017
The large range of jobs that Malaysian undergraduates of foreign languages are often employed in after completion of their studies (education, tourism, banking, business, management, etc.) is not necessarily related to their major field of study. This situation often makes it difficult for lecturers to develop a comprehensive professional training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education, Employment Qualifications
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Tagg, Brendon – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2014
This article examines the process by which nine junior Malaysian academics came to complete doctoral degrees in non-Malaysian universities. It expands the scope and refines the focus of an existing study that considered international students' experiences in New Zealand. Part of the motivation for the current study was the researcher's recognition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees
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Tan, Yao Sua; Goh, Soo Khoon – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2014
This paper examines the responses of a Malaysian public university, namely Universiti Sains Malaysia, to the impact of globalisation vis-à-vis three key issues: international students, academic publications and world university rankings. There are concerted efforts put in place by the university to recruit more international students. But a global…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Reputation, Higher Education
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Nimehchisalem, Vahid – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Small Changes, a community organization in Malaysia (www.smallchangesmy.org), was founded in 2011 to raise funds and provide support for underprivileged individuals in the community. With an interesting tagline of "Cultivating Volunteerism, Empowering Generations" this community organizations has raised hundreds of thousands and has…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Community Change, Fund Raising, Change Agents
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Chuan, Chun Cheng; Yusof, Aminuddin; Shah, Parilah Mohd – International Education Studies, 2013
Factors that influence the academic achievement of Malaysian university athletes were investigated using 156 field hockey players from several universities. The relationship between team subculture, parental influence, the learning environment, support systems, financial aid, training factors, academic assistance, socialization, and stress level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College Athletics, Athletes
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Memon, Mumtaz Ali; Salleh, Rohani; Baharom, Mohamed Noor Rosli; Harun, Haryaani – International Education Studies, 2014
The Malaysian government is continuously striving to develop the country to become a regional education hub. Hence, higher learning institutions, especially universities, are becoming the centre of attention in order for Malaysia to achieve its desired status. Although the number of international postgraduate students in Malaysia has progressively…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Satisfaction, Student Attitudes
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Trahar, Sheila – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
An invitation to be a visiting academic at a Malaysian university provided me with rich opportunities to talk with international students and academics and to explore their experiences of learning and teaching in that context. The university had developed an internationalisation strategy and was positioning itself as an "education hub"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Personal Narratives, Student Attitudes
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Zainuddin, Siti Zaidah Binti; Pillai, Stefanie; Dumanig, Francisco Perlag; Phillip, Adriana – Education & Training, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the perspectives of Malaysian employers and students on the need for English language proficiency and skills for employment. Design/methodology/approach: Interviews were conducted with employers from various organisations. Additionally, questionnaires were disseminated to undergraduates at four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employer Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Job Skills
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