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Macalister, John – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
In multilingual Malaysia, the place of English has been debated at various times since independence in 1957. An initiative to address concerns about levels of English language proficiency in the country through teaching Science and Mathematics in English was launched in the early 21st century. For some teachers, a trans-national component was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Richter, Kenneth G.; Lara Herrera, Romero – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
This article reports on the views of selected Southeast Asian and Mexican second language teacher education students regarding the characteristics and pedagogical behaviours of good EFL instructors. A total of 116 participants from Mexico, Brunei, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Vietnam took part in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Macalister, John – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
Language teacher education programmes can be viewed as "change" programmes, particularly in their endeavours to re-shape cognition. However, often such programmes are found to be relatively ineffective in this regard. As a means of facilitating the desired change, trans-national language teacher education programmes, in which students…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness, Study Abroad, Program Descriptions
Mohamed, Abdul Rashid; Eng, Lin Siew; Mohamed Ismail, Shaik Abdul Malik – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
This paper shares an initiative conducted in Malaysia in terms of knowledge to gauge students' Reading Age and to inform teachers of their students' reading progress and learning. Ensuring teachers understand the needs of students' reading ability and preparing students to read and comprehend texts are the two most fundamental parallel tasks in…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries, Reading Ability, Reading Instruction
Macalister, John – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2012
The knowledge and beliefs that teachers hold are an important determiner of what happens in the classroom. Ideally teacher cognition should be informed by research and theory about effective language learning. This paper examines the beliefs related to vocabulary teaching held by a cohort of 60 Malaysian pre-service teachers engaged in a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Learning
Wong, Mary Siew-Lian – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2005
This study explored graduate pre-service teachers' language learning strategies and language self-efficacy and the relationship between these two constructs. Seventy-four graduate English-as-a-second-language (ESL) pre-service teachers (13 males, 61 females) from a teachers' college in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, participated in this study. These…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, Correlation
Kennedy, Judith – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1991
The possible relationship between a teacher's or individual's position on the Transmission-Interpretation dimension, locus of control, and culture was examined. A pilot study with Malaysian and United Kingdom undergraduates suggests that promoting particular methodologies may be inappropriate and ineffective. Sample questionnaire items are…
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Differences, English, Foreign Countries
Beh, Yolanda – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1991
Summaries of five language-related research projects are presented from Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Topics include teaching/learning Bahasa Malaysia; English-language programs in Malaysian teacher education colleges; interlanguage variability in verbs; reading/writing theories; and cross-cultural strategies and English in written business…
Descriptors: Business Communication, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication