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Badrasawi, Kamal J. I.; Solihu, Abdulateef; Ahmad, Tunku Badariah Tunku – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2020
This study examined the level of L2 speaking anxiety among school teachers undertaking a master's degree at the International Islamic University Malaysia and sought to determine if the anxiety level would differ by gender, school location and teaching subject. A convenience sample of 290 teachers completed a 12-item survey on L2 speaking anxiety…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Anxiety, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students
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David, Roseline; Thambu Raj, Joseph Alagiaraj – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
This paper discusses the impacts of an action research on how students can excel in writing skills regardless of their level of competency especially for those taking the English Language paper (SPM 1119) in the Malaysian Secondary School Public Exam in 2018. This action research aims to exert the need for realigning our focus to incorporate an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Writing Skills, Writing Improvement
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Kamarudin, Rafidah; Majid, Faizah Abd; Zamin, Ainul Azmin Mohd; Daud, Nor Shidrah Mat – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
Phrasal verbs (PVs) are very common in English, indicating their usefulness in everyday settings. However, it was reported that language learners generally have great difficulties in understanding and using this linguistic form. This study investigated Malaysian learners' receptive and productive knowledge of PVs, and some possible factors which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Majid, Faizah Abd; Kamarudin, Rafidah; Zamin, Ainul Azmin Mohd – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
MOOCs first became a phenomenon in the higher education landscape in 2008. Ever since, various researches have been conducted to explore the potential of MOOCs as an alternative in the learning and teaching process, and the way forward in delivering the courses effectively. Despite the growing interest in MOOCs applicability in higher education,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Program Effectiveness
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Men, Loo Kien; Noordin, Nooreen – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
The younger generations of students called Digital Natives learn via technology. The Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 has taken the initiatives to implement Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in learning in bid to cater to their learning styles. However, the implementation has not been smooth-sailing as most teachers have not…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Technology Integration, Generational Differences, Electronic Learning
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Aziz, Anealka – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) was one of the initiatives of the Malaysia Ministry of Education to ensure the standard of our national education system was at par with the global education trends. This initiative was documented in Malaysian Education Blueprint 2015 -2025 (Higher Education, Shift No.9: Globalised Online Learning). Universiti…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Higher Education, Public Colleges
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Saleh, Noor Shahariah; Murtaza, Siti Fatimah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Employers in the engineering sector require certain standard of English proficiency among their employees as the language is widely used for numerous job scopes. In order to understand the current demand of the civil engineering industry on the use of the English language in the workplace, this study was conducted on 20 undergraduates of the Civil…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Work Environment, Language Usage
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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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Hussin, Anealka Aziz – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
Almost everyone is talking about the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). The 4IR wave is so strong that change is inevitable, including within the education setting, making Education 4.0 the famous buzzword among educationists today. What is Education 4.0? Do educators really understand it or they simply follow what others are doing. Education 4.0 is…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Skills, Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning
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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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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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Elshawa, Niveen R. M.; Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah; Rashid, Sabariah Md – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
Language assessment can be a valuable tool for providing information regarding language teaching. Given the importance of assessment that has undergone much change, there are important issues that warrant investigation, particularly those related to language instructors. Understanding the assessment beliefs of ESL instructors, especially at the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, English (Second Language)
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Kuen, Gan Lai; Rafik-Galea, Shameem; Heng, Chan Swee – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This study investigates the use of oral communication strategy instruction on English as a Second Language (ESL) learners' oral communicative performance and their strategic competence. The treatment involved 12 weeks of training using oral communication strategies such as circumlocution, appeal for help, clarification request, fillers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral Language, Communication Skills, English (Second Language)
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Al-Sobhi, Bandar Mohammad Saeed; Rashid, Sabariah Md; Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah; Darmi, Ramiza – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
English spelling has always been described by many language researchers and teachers as a daunting task especially for learners whose first language is not English. Accordingly, Arab ESL learners commit serious errors when they spell out English words. The primary objective of this paper is to determine the types as well as the causes of spelling…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Spelling Instruction, Spelling, Error Analysis (Language)
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Abdelaal, Noureldin Mohamed – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This study reports the findings of a research that was conducted on ten (10) Arab students, who were enrolled in a master of English applied linguistics program at Universiti Putra Malaysia. The research aimed at instrumentally analyzing the English stops produced by Arab learners, in terms of voice onset time (VOT); identifying the effect of…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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