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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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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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Gholami, Reza; Noordin, Nooreen; Rafik-Galea, Shameem – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
It is thoroughly agreed that English language textbooks stand amongst the foremost components in any language classrooms worldwide, being referred to as valid, beneficial and labor-saving tools to fulfill an extensive range of needs. An ELT textbook is not merely a set of sheets of paper fastened together to hinge at one side, but is the beating…
Descriptors: Textbook Evaluation, Inquiry, Textbook Selection, English (Second Language)
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Baki, Nurshila Umar; Rafik-Galea, Shameem; Nimehchisalem, Vahid – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
In recent years, there has been much interest in the development of thinking skills in the education circles in Malaysia. Nevertheless, more effort needs to be placed on providing skills in developing the critical thinking literacy level of English as a second language (ESL) secondary school students, and its implication on the practice of…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning