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Harun, Haliza; Abdullah, Norhana; Ab Wahab, Nursyuhada'; Zainuddin, Nurkhamimi – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2019
Over the past decades, much of the discussion regarding grammar teaching has evolved around the identification of the best language teaching approach to facilitate effective learning of English language among second language (L2) learners. Despite the various approaches introduced and implemented in the realm of L2 teaching, the language…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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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, 2010
This paper presents the findings of a study to explore pre-service teachers' beliefs about learning English and the stability of these beliefs over time. Participants were 25 pre-service teachers (11 males, 14 females) enrolled in a Bachelor of Education (TESL) programme. The Horwitz (1987) Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI), a…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation, Data Analysis
Yong Mei Fung – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2010
As part of a research study on collaborative writing, this paper discusses defining and facilitating features that occur during face-to-face collaboration, based on the literature and research. The defining features are mutual interaction, negotiations, conflict, and shared expertise. Facilitating features include affective factors, use of L1,…
Descriptors: Conflict, Collaborative Writing, Language Usage, Language Acquisition
Cullip, Peter F. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2009
This case study analyses two written texts produced by an ESL learner either side of a five-week genre-based teaching intervention. The second text was judged to be of a much higher quality by two independent markers in a previous study. The question arising is: what exactly has improved? The analytical tools of systemic functional linguistics are…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Writing (Composition), Case Studies, English (Second Language)
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
Ramachandran, Sharimllah Devi; Rahim, Hajar Abdul – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2004
Whilst the communicative approach advocates the use of the target language and implicit/incidental learning in vocabulary teaching, recent literature suggests that there is a need for these methods to be reconsidered. This is motivated by studies which suggest that for effective vocabulary learning process to occur explicit learning should be…
Descriptors: Translation, Incidental Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Vocabulary Development
Foo, Bernadette; Richards, Cynthia – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2004
This article seeks to lay out the use and importance of English in Malaysia from the time when the British ruled what was then Malaya to the present moment. When the British came to colonize the country, they brought with them their culture, their language and their beliefs. They introduced the English language as the medium of instruction in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), English Instruction, English for Academic Purposes
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
Randall, Mick – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1991
Two experiments are reported on the array-scanning characteristics of Malaysian subjects exposed to arrays of Roman and Arabic letters. Unique search patterns were found with both letters. Ways are discussed in which these patterns may be related to the underlying linguistic structure of words in Bahasa Malaysia, English, and Arabic. (13…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Arabic, 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
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