English In Multicultural Malaysia: Pedagogy And Applied Research


by Zuraidah Mohd Don

English In Multicultural Malaysia: Pedagogy And Applied Research

Price:  US$12.24   (SGD17.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 229 pages
Published:  2012, Malaysia, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789831005361
SB#:  053216 (130)

About This Book

Malaysia uses English for a variety of official, professional and everyday purposes. This book looks under the surface of the use of English, and shows how the teaching of English is tailored to bring this language situation about, by applying recent developments in the study of English and of English Language Teaching. It deals with questions such as the use of corpora in language teaching, and investigates some of the obstacles young Malaysians face in acquiring the necessary command of English. Issues investigated include the link between lack of proficiency and lack of motivation, the effect of examinations and the 'washback' effect, and the problems of academic writing. Other chapters deal with English in the workplace, including doctor-patient communication, the communication challenges facing tour guides, and gender-based differences in the learning of computer skills.


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