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Fong, Chan Suet; DeWitt, Dorothy; Leng, Chin Hai – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
Language cannot be taught outside the culture of the society. A foreign language learner needs to learn the context and the cultural elements to avoid conflicts and misunderstanding arising from differing values, beliefs, and customs. Hence, foreign language instruction needs to emphasise intercultural communicative competence and include cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Public Colleges, Second Language Instruction
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Hendi, Nazila Seyed; Asmawi, Adelina – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
The practices preschool teachers implement in their classrooms are vital in their students' literacy development. Preschool teachers are always expected to implement research-based literacy practices to ensure children are ready to learn when they enter school. This multiple-case study intended to address four nonnative in-service preschool…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Literacy Education, English (Second Language), School Districts
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Iranmanesh, Asma; Darani, Laya Heidari – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
For years, finding ways and materials to make the learning experience for EFL learners more inspiring and fruitful has been one of the most important tasks of English teaching. The main aim of this study was to examine the effects of movies and gender on learning English idiomatic and everyday expressions among Iranian EFL learners. The sample of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Films
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Yaghobian, Farideh; Samuel, Moses; Mahmoudi, Marzieh – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
This study investigates the functions served by learners' first language (L1) in classroom interaction among Iranian learners of English (L2). The study aims to determine how learners' L1 serves them in their L2 learning. It adopts a qualitative approach. The study involved the participation of eleven Grade 9 learners in one Iranian high school in…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language, Inner Speech (Subvocal)
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Orakci, Senol; Gelisli, Yücel – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2017
The goal of the study is to develop a scale named "Learner Autonomy Scale" (LAS) for determining the learner autonomy of the students toward English lesson. The proposal scale, composed of 29 items, was applied to two study groups in Turkey. The group of Exploratory Factor Analysis that aims to determine the psychometric properties…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Mahmud, Norasyikin – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2016
The past few decades has seen the rapid development of WCF (written corrective feedback) study. The present study examined the practice of providing WCF by teachers. The aim of this study was to determine the types of WCF used by English teachers. The study is an explanatory sequential mixed-methods design using open-ended and close-ended survey…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Sirmandi, Effat Heidari; Sardareh, Sedigheh Abbasnasab – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2016
This study was conducted to investigate the effect of bimodal subtitled films on vocabulary learning among Iranian EFL learners. To achieve this purpose, 60 male and female intermediate learners who were studying English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Pardis Memar Institiute in Bandar Abbas, Iran, participated in this study. A standard proficiency…
Descriptors: News Reporting, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Luyee, Eunice Ong; Roselan, Fauzan Izzati; Anwardeen, Nor Hafizah; Mustapa, Fatin Hazirah Mohd – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2015
Early literacy skills are crucial in a child's learning process and awareness should be raised in order to ensure the quality of early literacy assessments. In this paper, the writers discuss the quality of early literacy assessment in Malaysia, LINUS 2.0 by looking at its validity and reliability. An established early literacy program is compared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Student Evaluation, Screening Tests
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Paramboor, Jafar – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2015
This article intends to highlight some of the experiences that an International novice English teacher had in the classroom of some pre-degree students of Malaysia, who were in their twenties. As a student of education, the author has some theoretical background in the field of teaching, with which he realized that an eclectic teacher is the one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Attaran, Mohammad; Yishuai, Hu – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2015
The worldwide growing demand of CFL (Chinese as a Foreign Language) teachers has many implications for both curriculum development and teacher education. Much evidence has shown more in-depth research is needed in the field of teaching Chinese as a foreign language (Tsung & Cruickshank, 2011). Studying in-service teachers' experience in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education
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Ali, Mohd Sofi; Othman, Abdul Jalil; Karim, Abdul Faruk Abdul – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2014
This study examined specific issues and concerns faced by Bachelor of Education student teachers majoring in Language and Literature during their 12-week teaching practicum experience. Specifically, three main areas of concerns were examined. They were: (1) specific issues and concerns related to the implementation of teaching practicum faced by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Practicums
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Ebadi, Mandana Rohollahzadeh; Saad, Mohd Rashid Mohd; Abedalaziz, Nabil – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2014
The issue of error correction remains controversial in recent years due to the different positions of interface toward implicit and explicit knowledge of ESL learners. This study looks at the impacts of implicit corrective feedback in the form of recast on implicit and explicit knowledge of adult ESL learners. In an experimental study,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Azimi, Mozhgan – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2014
The present study wants to find out the reasons for choosing the current methods/techniques for teaching grammar and it also wants to investigate whether there is a relation between teachers' thinking and their actions in the class or not. For this reason, four language teachers were selected. The subjects were selected by non-random sampling.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Ebadi, Mandana Rohollahzadeh; Saad, Mohd Rashid Mohd; Abedalaziz, Nabil – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2014
The study examines the effect of explicit form focus instruction and specifically metalinguistic information feedback on the development of both implicit and explicit knowledge of adult English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. Ninety-one subjects at the lower intermediate level were carefully selected through placement test at one of the…
Descriptors: Grammar, Statistical Analysis, Pretests Posttests, Intervention
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Azmi, Mohd Nazri Bin Latiff – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2013
This study investigates the impact of the implementation of "Literature Circles" in an Active Learning classroom in relations to developing soft skills among university students. The use of Literature Circles is a well-known strategy in teaching the students to be more creative, independent, and think out of the box. A group of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Active Learning, Reading Instruction
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