Effects of dual-language programme (DLP) on the usage of english adjectives at primary school level in Malaysia / Rashida Nasuha Ramli, Maskanah Mohammad Lotfie and Ainul Azmin Md Zamin

Ramli, Rashida Nasuha and Mohammad Lotfie, Maskanah and Md Zamin, Ainul Azmin (2020) Effects of dual-language programme (DLP) on the usage of english adjectives at primary school level in Malaysia / Rashida Nasuha Ramli, Maskanah Mohammad Lotfie and Ainul Azmin Md Zamin. Social and Management Research Journal (SMRJ), 17 (2). pp. 263-288. ISSN 0128-1089

Abstract

Students from selected Malaysian schools are currently learning Mathematics and Science in English under the DUAL Language Programme. They are exposed to additional hours of English compared to non-DLP ones. This paper investigates the extent to which the extra hours of English language exposure assist primary school students in grasping the morphological structures of English adjectives. The cross-linguistic differences in Malay and English could be one of the main reasons students face difficulties in acquiring English adjectives. Data were collated from two different Year 2 classes involving a DLP and a non-DLP group. Vocabulary Size Test (VST) measured the use of base form of adjectives while Comparative Adjective TEST were used for the comparative ones. Test scores were analysed to gauge the possible significant difference between the control and the experimental groups. The findings reveal that the mean scores for DLP group are not significantly higher than non-DLP group for both tests.

Metadata

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Ramli, Rashida NasuhaUNSPECIFIED
Mohammad Lotfie, MaskanahUNSPECIFIED
Md Zamin, Ainul AzminUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > English language
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Research Management Centre (RMC)
Journal or Publication Title: Social and Management Research Journal (SMRJ)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Social and Management Research Journal (SMRJ)
ISSN: 0128-1089
Volume: 17
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 263-288
Official URL: https://smrj.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 41861
Uncontrolled Keywords: dual language programme, adjectives, primary schools
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/41861

Download

[img] Text
41861.pdf

Download (1MB)

ID Number

41861

Others


View in Google Scholar

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year