Lexical borrowings in the ESL classrooms in Malaysia

Jantmary Thirusanku, Melor Md Yunus

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Abstract

This paper attempts to show the use of lexical borrowings in ten teaching materials used by the English as Second Language (ESL) teachers in the ESL classrooms in the National Secondary Schools in the Klang district in Selangor, Malaysia. It also discusses the general and pedagogical implications involved in using lexical borrowings. This paper reveals that teaching materials with local context are found to be appealing and interesting to students because of their familiarity and local flavour. Students can instantly recognise the cultural context and respond to the situations and settings. As such they are able to interact with teaching materials in a more meaningful way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-71
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Education Studies
Volume6
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Lexical borrowings in the ESL classrooms in Malaysia. / Thirusanku, Jantmary; Md Yunus, Melor.

In: International Education Studies, Vol. 6, No. 9, 2013, p. 51-71.

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