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Chang, Bok-Myung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This study surveys the history of English language and the roles of English language education in Asian context. Through the historical survey on English dispersal in Asian countries, the first section of this study traces the dispersal of English from the 18th century and the development of English in Asian countries. The second section of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), English, Language Role
Mohd. Zin, Zuhana; Rafik-Galea, Shameem – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2010
Research into the factors that contribute to reading performance decrement in L2 reading among ESL university students is still being extensively researched in the context of ELT. This is because successful academic performance is highly dependent on good reading ability. While it is widely accepted that poor reading performance is due to lack of…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Reading Achievement, Reading Ability, Anxiety
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Chan, Swee Heng; Wong, Bee Eng – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2002
Provides insights into the Malaysian English language policy, required standards, and testing in language use in Malaysian tertiary institutions. Gives information about backwash effects in particular about institutional programs related to the teaching of English as a Second Language. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries