Noriah Ismail

Noriah Ismail
Universiti Teknologi MARA | UiTM · Academy of Language Studies (APB)

PhD in English language Studies (UKM)

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August 2013 - present
Universiti Teknologi MARA Segamat Johor Malaysia
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Noriah Ismail (PhD) is a senior lecturer at MARA University of Technology (Johor) Malaysia. She has served as an editorial board member, associate editor, honorary committee reviewer for a number of leading international conferences and journals

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Publications (78)
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p>Embedding web-based learning systems in education has drawn increasing popularity and growing interest among the contemporary language education community in recent time. In particular, blogs have become a profound phenomenon in the present landscape of online education. However, research addressing the instructor’s perspective about the engageme...
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This study investigates the effects of the CMC applications on the ESL/EFL writing anxiety. This is a descriptive study using a mixed-method that adopted both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Three instruments were employed to answer the research questions of the current study which are Second Language Writing Anxiety Inventory (SLWAI), Sem...
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The poor English proficiency, particularly ESL communicative ability remains a prominent problem for many graduates in Malaysia and this has impeded their employability chances (Nor Aslah Adzmi, 2009; Noriah Ismail, Supyan Hussin & Saadiyah Darus 2012a; Noriah Ismail & Intan Safinas Mohd Ariff Albakri, 2012) and has led them to become unemployed fo...
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Many ESL students even at tertiary level are reluctant to communicate in English. One of the reasons is they lack the skill and confidence to do so and become apprehensive when asked to speak English in public. Such an attitude could be due to the lack of opportunities to participate in English-based activities that provide them a chance to practic...
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The poor English proficiency, particularly ESL communicative ability remains a prominent problem for many graduates in Malaysia and this has impeded their employability chances (Nor Aslah Adzmi, 2009; Noriah Ismail, Supyan Hussin & Saadiyah Darus 2012a; Noriah Ismail & Intan Safinas Mohd Ariff Albakri, 2012) and has led them to become unemployed fo...
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In order to empower ESL students' learning motivation and speaking performance they are encouraged to be involved in community service projects. The aim is to upgrade the students’ social and academic development. The study looks at how a group of 30 ESL students', from Universiti Teknologi MARA Johor Branch, involvement in the university's communi...
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This case study presents the reflection and perceptions of twelve pre-service ESL teachers from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) on the use of self-developed ELT resources and materials for language classrooms courses in real classroom environments. This study explores the pre-service teachers’ cognition, which is defined as an integrated...
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The study analyzes the use of i-Learn selected web-based resources for learning descriptive essays among intermediate ESL students as compared to the prescribed textbook and learning module. The participants were 20 tertiary level students who were taking an English proficiency course at MARA University of Technology. The web-based resources were s...
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Blended learning is seen as a catalyst to the recent advances in education. Hence, it is important to conduct studies which examine the effectiveness of blended learning among ESL tertiary level students. This case study examined the blended learning experience of 20 ESL students who were taking an ESL writing course at Universiti Teknologi MARA us...
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The rapid development in ubiquitous learning has driven many public and private higher learning institutions to jump the bandwagon in implementing blended learning. Proponents of online learning claimed that it saves time and cost hence more reasons for the top management to propose online learning. In addition, online learning also fosters self di...
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This paper presents the findings on the types of anxiety experienced by forty undergraduates in learning English. They were also asked the strategies they used to cope with the anxiety experienced throughout the English Language courses took at tertiary level. Questionnaires were used to collect their responses. The findings revealed that a majorit...
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This case study analyzes the use of students' personal self-reflective blog for academic writing activities among ESL tertiary level students at MARA University of Technology. The study was conducted for a period of eight weeks among 18 ESL students who were taking an ESL English proficiency course which include an academic writing skill. The blog...
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"The study seeks to examine the use of structured e-forum activities designed to help ESL students to be autonomous in learning academic writing. This case study was conducted for a period of eight weeks among 18 ESL Tertiary level students at MARA University of Technology who were taking an ESL English proficiency course which includes an academic...
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This case study analyzes the use of students’ personal self-reflective blog for academic writing activities among ESL tertiary level students at MARA University of Technology. The study was conducted for a period of eight weeks among 18 ESL students who were taking an ESL English proficiency course which include an academic writing skill. The blog...
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The study investigates the use of an online composing guide known as IQ-Write Program Composing Guide (IQ-WCG) developed for ESL tertiary students at MARA University of Technology Malaysia (UiTM). The participants in this study were 60 Part Three Diploma students from UiTM taking an English proficiency course known as BEL311 (English for Academic P...
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In many instances, negative attitudes towards writing as well as other language learning problems have been linked to ESL students' poor performance in writing. The study investigates ESL tertiary students' writing attitude and the learning problems they face in BEL 311 writing course at MARA University of Technology. The participants in the study...
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This article discusses the elements essential for developing a supplementary online writing program for tertiary students of English as a Second Language (ESL) at University Teknologi MARA, Johor Branch, on the basis of a framework derived from the results of a needs-analysis study. The participants in this study were sixty Part Three Diploma stude...
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This paper presents a case study that investigated and compared the pedagogical strategies used by two experienced teachers with regards to language teaching in content-based instruction subjects in a secondary school in Malaysia. The respective content-based subjects are the teaching of Science in English Language and the teaching of English for S...
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This paper presents a case study that investigated and compared the pedagogical strategies used by two experienced teachers with regards to language teaching in content-based instruction subjects in a secondary school in Malaysia. The respective content-based subjects are the teaching of Science in English Language and the teaching of English for S...
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It is important to note that many ESL tertiary students face a lot of problems in writing. Their inability to write well not only affects their grade in their English proficiency class, but their overall course grade as well. In light of this issue, it is important to analyze the students' writing problems and needs in order to provide a suitable w...
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This paper presents a case study that investigated and compared the pedagogical strategies used by two experienced teachers with regards to language teaching in content-based instruction subjects in a secondary school in Malaysia. The respective content-based subjects are the teaching of Science in English Language and the teaching of English for S...
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Malaysian University English Test (MUET) is an examination or a test taken by ESL tertiary students in Malaysia as a prerequisite to further studies in Bachelors Programs in Malaysian Universities. The aim of this study is to find out whether informal exposure to English Language has a significant positive correlation towards their achievemen...
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"This study investigates the use of SOWLR (Selected Online Writing Resources) among ESL Tertiary level students who were taking a General English proficiency course known as BEL 200 at MARA University of Technology Malaysia. SOWLR is part of the online writing elements provided for the students using a LMS (Learning Management System). Specificall...
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This study analyses ESL students’ facilitators’ perceptions regarding the students involvement in a special community service project called “Project Tutor” which is carried out in order to help some primary students from a rural school to be more interested in learning English. The project is regarded as a win-win situation for both groups as the...
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This study analyses ESL students’ facilitators’ perceptions regarding the students involvement in a special community service project called “Project Tutor” which is carried out in order to help some primary students from a rural school to be more interested in learning English. The project is regarded as a win-win situation for both groups as the...
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In order to examine the English communication apprehension (CA) of ESL students at the tertiary level, this study surveyed and analysed 50 students in their final year of the Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) programme at UiTM Johor. The study looked at the types of English language activities preferred by the students, as well as those the...
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The study mainly seeks to discover ESL tertiary students from MARA University of Technology's level of writing apprehension and attitude towards academic writing as perceived by their writing instructors. The research tools used were in the form of questionnaire and interview. Results indicated that many of the students are apprehensive towards wri...
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The teaching and learning of science and mathematics in English for school students was implemented in 2003 in Malaysia. It was expected that student grades in the English language would improve with more exposure to English through these subjects. Unfortunately, this was not the scenario; students in rural schools fared poorly in English in public...
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This is an Award Winning Book (Winner of Gold Medal Under Innovation Category at The Invention, Innovation and Design Competition 2013) "Preface: Developing language skills through theme-based instruction ESL teachers often face students who are not motivated to learn the language. The students are reluctant to participate in class and sadly, t...
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The study investigates the reading habits and attitudes of Malaysian ESL students at the tertiary level. The subjects are Part One Diploma Students at MARA University of Technology, Malaysia, Johor Branch. The subjects were given a set of questionnaires regarding their reading habits and attitudes and the findings indicate that the students prefer...
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Reading is a crucial skill to master that at tertiary level that it is emphasised in MUET (Malaysia University English Test), a university entry examination taken by students who wish to pursue higher education at the university. Some secondary schools in Malaysia have adopted the use of Reader’s Digest as part of their reading program to improve s...
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Learning to write in English involves a great amount of mental capacity and thus, often creates problems to students especially for nonnative speakers. For the nonnative speakers, besides having to deal with problems concerning the content they also have to master the grammar. Therefore, the students need a lot of assistance and feedback from their...
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Learning to write in English involves a great amount of mental capacity and thus, often creates problems to students especially for nonnative speakers. For the nonnative speakers, besides having to deal with problems concerning the content they also have to master the grammar. Therefore, the students need a lot of assistance and feedback from their...
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""This paper discusses the concepts of job stress and job satisfaction. Among the factors that contribute to job stress are the intrinsic job factors, role in organizations, career development, poor relationships at work and organizational culture. Whereas the factors that influence job satisfaction include items such as pay and fringe benefits, co...
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"Service - Learning is an important part of classroom curriculum in many developed countries. It is a teaching and learning approach that connects the curriculum with identified community issues and needs. Service-Learning engages students in projects that serve the community and build their social and academic capacities. This paper discusses the...
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"This is an experimental research on 187 part 2 diploma student to find out whether the three types of teacher feedback; form feedback, content feedback and end-note feedback have any effect on students’ revision of their writing draft. This study also analyzed a questionnaire to find out the students’ perception towards the feedback their instruct...
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"Inquiry - based learning is an innovative teaching method which emphasizes on the process of personal discovery by the learners. Inquiry is defined as seeking new information by questioning, whereby students are encouraged to develop their thinking skills and construct new knowledge through appropriate questioning techniques. In inquiry-learning l...
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Service - Learning is an important part of classroom curriculum in many developed countries. It is a teaching and learning approach that connects the curriculum with identified community issues and needs. Service-Learning engages students in projects that serve the community and build their social and academic capacities. This paper discusses the c...
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Service - Learning is an important part of classroom curriculum in many developed countries. It is a teaching and learning approach that connects the curriculum with identified community issues and needs. Service-Learning engages students in projects that serve the community and build their social and academic capacities. This paper discusses the c...
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Many countries use the English Language as a second language or perhaps its official language. When we talk about English Language, the most acknowledged kind is called Standard English (SE). In Malaysia, English is widely used, as it is our country’s second language. However, the type of English that is more commonly used here is known as Malaysia...
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Service - Learning is an important part of classroom curriculum in many developed countries. It is a teaching and learning approach that connects the curriculum with identified community issues and needs. Service-Learning engages students in projects that serve the community and build their social and academic capacities. This paper discusses the c...
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Presently, tertiary students are encouraged to be involved in community service projects. The aim is to upgrade the students’ social and academic development. The study looks at how UiTM Johor students’ involvement in the university community service project (SK Melayu Raya Project) has helped them to be more motivated to improve their English spea...
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Oral communication is vital because it provides a basis for growth in reading, writing and listening activities. However many ESL students even at university level are reluctant to speak in English and this maybe due to the fact that many of them are quite weak in the skill and they lack the opportunities to participate in English – based activitie...
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This paper discusses the fundamental elements of inquiry-based learning. Inquiry is a multifaceted activity that guides learners to inquire or generate meaningful questions that lead to the relevant answers. In inquiry learning learners are shown how knowledge is generated and transmitted and how they can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary...
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""The study looks into UiTM johor’s student facilitators’ perceptions toward cross-age tutoring and their involvement in the community service project that requires them to provide tutoring service to a rural primary students. After the project it was discovered that the student facilitators do benefit from the service as it leads to better attitud...
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Writing can be considered as the most complex skill of the four language skills (reading, speaking, listening and writing) not just to learn but also to teach. Nevertheless, writing skill has for a long time been ignored or been treated with less respect than it deserves. Some teachers perceive writing as something to do outside the classroom in th...
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This paper discusses the fundamental elements of inquiry-based learning. Inquiry is a multifaceted activity that guides learners to inquire or generate meaningful questions that lead to the relevant answers. In inquiry learning learners are shown how knowledge is generated and transmitted and how they can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary...
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"Kroll (2003) notes, “second language writers often benefit most and make the most progress when teachers contribute to this goal through a variety of intervention strategies available in classroom settings.” One of these intervention strategies is feedback. Many studies however, show that for many reasons most students are having problem dealing w...

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