Teaching and learning the Malay Language in the Private Institutions of Higher Learning (PIHL) in Sarawak, Malaysia

Zamri Mahamod, Celinea Anak Lasan, Nik Mohd Rahimi Nik Yusoff, Mohamed Amin Embi

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the perceptions of students at Private Institution of Higher Learning (PIHL) in Sarawak on the teaching of Malay Language by their academic staff. More specifically, this study is meant to find out the perceptions of Malay and non-Malay students on the teaching of Malay Language in light of its teaching approaches, methods and materials, syllabus and evaluation. Questionnaire is used as the instrument of this study in order to collect data. The sample of this study consist of 218 Malay and non-Malay students who are currently following the Malay Language courses in Sarawak's PIHL. Statistical inference is used to show the min variation between Malay and non-Malay students perception on the teaching of the Malay Language that they receive. Result from t-test indicate that there are no significant differences between the perceptions of Malay and non-Malay students with reference to the teaching approaches, materials and syllabus in the teaching of the Malay Language courses. In contrast, however with regards to the methods and evaluation being used, result from the t-test show that there are significant differences between perception of Malay and non-Malay students in the teaching of the Malay Language courses at these PIHL in Sarawak.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-585
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume9
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

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Keywords

  • Higher Education
  • Higher Learning
  • Malay Language
  • Private Education
  • Teaching and Learning

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Teaching and learning the Malay Language in the Private Institutions of Higher Learning (PIHL) in Sarawak, Malaysia. / Mahamod, Zamri; Lasan, Celinea Anak; Nik Yusoff, Nik Mohd Rahimi; Embi, Mohamed Amin.

In: European Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 4, 10.2009, p. 573-585.

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