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Lee, Jang Ho – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The present study was designed to examine the effects of short-term study abroad (SA) on learners' L2 anxiety, international posture, and L2 willingness to communicate (WTC). To this end, the SA experience of 69 L2 learners in four different SA programmes was investigated. The data were obtained from participant questionnaires, which were…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Learning, Anxiety
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Puah, Yann-Yann; Ting, Su-Hie – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
The study examines the influence of gender, age and socio-economic status on attitudes of Foochow and Hokkien towards their ethnic language and Mandarin. The matched guise test results of 120 Foochow and 120 Hokkien participants in Kuching, Malaysia, showed positive attitudes towards Mandarin on all the 15 traits. The Hokkien participants were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Individual Characteristics, Age Differences
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Low, Hui Min; Nicholas, Howard; Wales, Roger – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2010
This paper reports the findings of a survey of 100 mothers of Chinese children aged between 6 and 36 months from middle to upper-middle socio-economic backgrounds in Penang, Malaysia. The findings include the language backgrounds of these mothers, their contextual uses of multiple languages and their language choices with their children. Through…
Descriptors: Mothers, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Profiles
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Gaudart, Hyacinth; Penaflorida, Andrea H. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1996
Describes findings based on a self-rating scale by 38 teaching English as a second language (TESL) student teachers at a Malaysian university, responses to a self-rating scale by 20 TESL teachers, and case studies of 20 bilingual student teachers. Penaflorida's response focuses on strategies for dealing with learners with limited linguistic and…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Case Studies, Code Switching (Language), College Students