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B.A. degree in Translation from Koya University, Kurdistan in 2008, M.A. degree in Applied Linguistics from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia in 2013, and a Ph.D. degree in English Language Education/TESOL from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia in 2018. His professional interests and publications are in the realm of English language teaching, Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), speaking proficiency, language testing, pragmatics instruction, teacher professional development, education, higher education, and motivation. Now, I enjoy writing my papers and papers with other colleagues. firstname.lastname@example.org
The present study investigated the role of learner-learner interaction in the development of speaking skills of 52 international postgraduate students who enrolled in an intensive English course at the language center at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) after they failed in English Language Placement Test (ELPT) at the point of entry to the universi...
English is regarded as an asset that can result in success in the twenty-first century job market. Hence, mastering the art of speaking to many language learners is seen as the most important language aspect when learning the English language. Speaking assessment has made significant inroads into the field of language teaching and pedagogy in pursu...
In this study, we primarily aimed to investigate coaches’ roles and their considerations in shifting coaching roles they perform. Employing a qualitative descriptive research, we conducted semi-structured interview sessions with ten instructional coaches to determine their roles and considerations in shifting roles during coaching English teachers...
This study was primarily aimed at developing an English-speaking proficiency test and analytic rubrics designed to measure speaking proficiency of Malaysian undergraduates. On the basis of Littlewood's Methodological Framework and Long's Interaction Hypothesis, the researchers derived three speaking tasks from four sources: (a) syllabus of the Engl...
This study reviewed the criticisms against Brown and Levinson's (1987) claim about necessity of violation of cooperative principles (CP) in giving rise to politeness implicatures. To support these critiques, evidences from Persian offers and invitations were provided from the texts of 10 Iranian movies. As no alternative framework for analysing the...
The purpose of this contribution is to investigate the practices of English Language School Improvement Specialist Coaches Plus (SISC+) in Malaysia on the use of social media for coaching. In this study, a mixed-method approach is employed as a process of inquiry to collect and analyze data. The main finding of the study indicates the power of comm...
Profiling students’ reading comprehension ability provides essential data to educators to identify students struggling with reading. However, tertiary-level test-takers and test-givers are not always aware of the makeup and design of profiles, which creates real challenges in the use of profiling of test results to diagnose problematic areas in rea...
In this chapter, the authors survey the types of social media used in coaching. Coaching, in this study, is in the context of the School Improvement Specialist Coaches (SISC+) programme created in the Malaysia Education Blueprint (2013). Coaches in this programme are entrusted to provide coaching to English subject school teachers to enhance perfor...
ABSTRACT This study aims to investigate the reading comprehension proficiency of engineering undergraduates using Thai Reading Evaluation and Decoding System (Thai READS). The participants consisted of 202 engineering undergraduates from King Mongkut’s Institute of Tehnology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand. The instrument employed in this study was...
Can data of a single variable used in a descriptive study alone be used in another study with another variable using the same data of the variable used in the previous descriptive study? For example, if I publish the data of social networking sites (psychology) in a study alone, and later I use this data in a correlational study with new data of another variable, psychological well-being variable, for example?
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