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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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Sahamid, Husniah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
An action research study was conducted among 24 Form 4 level Malaysian students, aged 16. The duration of the study was five months and constituted 16 one-hour literature lessons (short stories from the secondary level Malaysian English Language Upper Secondary Level school syllabus). This paper describes my experience as a teacher-as-researcher…
Descriptors: Action Research, Critical Thinking, Questioning Techniques, Language Proficiency
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Khodabandelou, Rouholllah; That, Junny Ei Mon; Anne A/P S. Selvaraju, Melinda; Ken, Tan Yan; Kewen, Zhu; Yan, Zhang; Ning, Tan Yan – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
The abundance of technology in recent years has contributed to development in the societies, industries, and education. It is proven from the current trend of technology such as the emergence and rise of smart phones, tablets, laptops and wireless internet connection that the present and future world will be heralded by technology. The integration…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Vahidi, Naghmeh; Roslan, Samsilah; Abdullah, Maria Chong; Omar, Zoharah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
Recently, despite the high budget allocating for education in Malaysia, the educational performance among students is low (Blueprint, 2013). Pascarella and Terenzini (2005; 1991) have identified four theories and models that affect students' learning: (a) psychosocial, (b) cognitive-structural, (c) typological, and (d) person-environment…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Student Interests
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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
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Nimehchisalem, Vahid – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
In this article the author writes of having had the pleasure of meeting Datin Goh Suet Lan and one of the key members of her team, Mr. Murali, in the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia with three colleagues, Associate Professor Dr. Shamala Paramasivam (who initiated this meeting), Dr. Ilyana Binti Jalaluddin,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business, Coaching (Performance), Entrepreneurship
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