ESL teachers’ perceptions toward the practices and prospects of autonomous language learning

Melor Md Yunus, Nur Dalila Mohd Arshad

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Abstract

The latest shift in Malaysia Education Blueprint (MEB 2013-2025) has emphasized on the usage of Autonomous Language Learning (ALL) as a teaching and learning approach. In reality, most of the Autonomous Learning traits seem to be missing in the traditional learning process due to the exam-oriented education system that has been applied in Malaysia since the past decades. The objective of this study is to explore the teachers’ perceptions towards ALL practices and prospects knowing that their roles are very crucial in developing Autonomous Learner. A survey was conducted among 35 in service English teachers teaching in Malaysia public secondary schools to explore their insights and views regarding their perceptions, practices and prospects of learner autonomy in their classrooms. The findings revealed that the teachers are very positive towards the implementation despite the discouraging situation of ALL among students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-51
Number of pages11
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2014

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Keywords

  • Autonomous language learning
  • ESL
  • Perceptions
  • Teachers

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ESL teachers’ perceptions toward the practices and prospects of autonomous language learning. / Md Yunus, Melor; Arshad, Nur Dalila Mohd.

In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 11, No. 2, 20.12.2014, p. 41-51.

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