Malay-English Bilingualism in Malaysia:An investigation on Malaysian L2 learners´ use and application of L2 figurative expressions Kalirenawati Shanmugam
Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2016 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: A, International Islamic University Malaysia, course: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) English for International Communication, language: English, abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors affecting the level of English proficiency among International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) undergraduate students. A set of questionnaires were distributed online and data from a sample of 75 students were collected through Google Forms. Two demographic factors, namely gender and years of learning English, were used as the variables. The finding of the study suggests that the factors affecting the level of English proficiency among IIUM undergraduate students were not affected by gender but were affected by the duration of learning English. The factors that were contributing to the level of English proficiency among IIUM undergraduate students were language anxiety, students attitude and also peers, parental and teacher influences. Besides, the study also revealed that there is no significant relationship between cultural stereotypes and students performance in second language acquisition. The level of English proficiency among Malaysian students are often questioned. Despite learning English for almost 10 years in school, the majority of Malaysian students still encounter difficulties in using the language effectively especially in tertiary education. Many local graduates are still unemployed due to their lack of fluency in English.
Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: A, , language: English, abstract: Scholars utilise the SWOT analysis or matrix to evaluate projects, ventures, and organisations. However, a search by this author has found scarce material related to academic SWOT analyses in Malaysia. Therefore, this paper took to task comparing and contrasting two successful, local products in Malaysia: myBurgerLabs Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang Burger, and Burger King Malaysias Nasi Lemak Burger.
Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 3.49, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, language: English, abstract: The purpose of this research is foreseeing the impact on KTMBs future earnings against other public transportation in Malaysia. It is done for the sake of future developments of KTMB. The scope of study is to create a model that showed the impact on KTMBs future earnings when other public transportation rises in its services. The model pre-determined the impact that might or might not influence the future earnings of KTMB in the future period. Design/methodology/approach The researcher took heavily others opinion on KTMBs services and their shift of usage when other public transportations are available in the same routes. A pilot test was done to see the model and its impact for Subang Jayas passengers. The researcher thought on enhancing the questionnaire for direct yet thorough answer in the future. Findings From their opinion, a very high number of passengers are willing to shift their usage from KTMB towards BRT and LRT. BRT stopped at another KTMB junction in Sunway pyramid, thus it wont harm the earning of KTMB. However, LRT will direct them to the nearest LRT station that directed to KL without the needs of KTMB. So far, KTMB has been the sole transportation for people from Klang, Subang Jaya and Sunway to KL. Research limitations/implications Every research will have some limitation that hinders the best findings. In this case, it will be the time allocated for the research. It will be done in short-period of time as every research has their deadline. It is probable the results might be different in future years. Originality/value - As it is a model created by the researcher, it is highly original in its concept. Although the previous authors were discussed for their theories and hypothesis, this paper showed slightly different things in the model that highly probable to affect the future earning of a corporation.
This book discusses the importance of identifying and addressing misconceptions for the successful teaching and learning of science across all levels of science education from elementary school to high school. It suggests teaching approaches based on research data to address students common misconceptions. Detailed descriptions of how these instructional approaches can be incorporated into teaching and learning science are also included. The science education literature extensively documents the findings of studies about students misconceptions or alternative conceptions about various science concepts. Furthermore, some of the studies involve systematic approaches to not only creating but also implementing instructional programs to reduce the incidence of these misconceptions among high school science students. These studies, however, are largely unavailable to classroom practitioners, partly because they are usually found in various science education journals that teachers have no time to refer to or are not readily available to them. In response, this book offers an essential and easily accessible guide. Dr. Mageswary Karpudewan, co-editor and contributor, is an Associate Professor at the School of Educational Studies, USM. She began her career in education as a chemistry teacher in 1996. Subsequently, she joined USM as a chemistry educator in 2011. Her research interests include integrating green chemistry into teaching and learning of secondary-school science and chemistry and teacher education programs. Dr. Mageswary is an active Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Science and Environmental Education (SCOPUS indexed) and Eurasian Journal of Physics and Chemistry Education. She is also an active reviewer for various science education journals. Her works have been published in national and international journals, and she has written chapters in books and monographs that have been published at both the national and international level. Dr. Ahmad Nurulazam Md. Zain, co-editor, is a Professor at the School of Educational Studies, USM. He has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience at USM including a short stint at Kings College London. He was Director of the National Higher Education Research Institute, Deputy Dean of the School of Educational Studies, USM and Program Manager at the Centre of Education and Training in Renewable Energy. His research areas include science education, higher education and computer education. His works have been published in national and international journals. He has also written chapters in books and monographs that have been published at boththe national and international level. Dr. A. L. Chandrasegaran, co-editor, is a Research Associate at the STEM Education Research Group, part of the School of Education at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. After obtaining a BSc (Hons) from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ and a Teaching Diploma from the Christchurch Teachers College on a Colombo Plan scholarship, he began his career in education as a chemistry teacher at English College, Johor Bahru in 1966, then was Johor State Science Supervisor before retiring as Principal of Sultan Ibrahim Secondary School in Kulai. He subsequently taught general science and chemistry in Singapore and Perth before joining Curtin University in 2005 after obtaining an MSc (Sc.Ed.) and PhD from Curtin University. His research interests include evaluating students understanding of science concepts and developing two-tier multiple-choice diagnostic assessments in science.
Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2015 in the subject History - Asia, National University of Malaysia, course: History, language: English, abstract: When its a matter of relations with Israel, the Malaysian government such as on the horns because any incident could impact the governments image in the eyes of the people. A brief review of Malaysia-Israel relations historiography reveals that while there is a large amount of literature on the negative aspects between the two countries, not much is written about the positive aspects of the past, bringing to the Look-To-Israel idea. This study will examine the extent of the Malaysian governments acceptance against Israeli involvement in this country, the sectors involved, contributing to the importance of this study because it identifies the scale and scope of the relationship between Israel and Malaysia despite the absence of diplomatic relations over the years. Answers to these questions will provide the basis for determining and understanding the level of relations between the Israeli government and the Malaysian government. Currently working as the founder of Gold Eagle Company, Dr. Uqbah Iqbal was born in the United States and emigrated to Malaysia at the age of six. Winning Second Place in Malaysian Historical Essay Writing Competition 2013, he was the recipient of Research University Fellowship Scheme from the National University of Malaysia, MyBrain 15 (MyPhD) Postgraduate Scholarship Programme from Ministry of Education Malaysia, Graduate on Time Award and Outstanding Student Award from Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, the National University of Malaysia as well as the Youngest Ph.D. in History Holder and the only Malaysian achieved a Ph.D. in History in conjunction with the 43rd Convocation of the National University of Malaysia. Hes authoring 67 books/ebooks and 208 journal articles. Hes joining the editorial board of 81 journals and also a reviewer for 210 journals and 10 book publishing companies/book websites. Until now, he has published 368 publications and reviewed 1,437 manuscripts and articles for journals and conferences. Through his involvement as a reviewer with the Nonfiction Authors Association, 7 of his reviewed books received 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Awards. By 2017, 383 Journals and Conferences recognized him as one of the Best Social Scientist, Reviewer, Author, Researcher, Editor, Reviewer Board Member and Editorial Board Member and 369 of his articles get appreciation. In 2016, OMICS Publishing Group recognized him as a Valuable Author, Editor and Reviewer under Management Journals Category. In 2017, Scientific Federation recognized him as one of the brilliant and most gifted minds of this century while International Agency for Standards and Ratings recognized him as the World Champion in Social Science (Winner among 5,462 nominations from 67 countries) (Sept - Oct), the World Champion in Humanities (Winner among 5,756 nominations from 56 countries) (Oct - Nov), the World Champion in Social Science (Winner among 5,371 nominations from 51 countries) (Nov), the World Champion in Humanities (Winner among 5,455 nominations from 55 countries) (Nov) and the World Champion in Social Science (Winner among 5,119 nominations from 59 countries) (Nov). He is the First Malaysian Historian that has his own 3 special issue journals, most journal articles and considers himself as the last Malaysian historian from his generation. Currently, there are 118 book companies around the world who are selling his books/ebooks.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject Tourism, grade: -, , language: English, abstract: In this thesis it is examined if ecotourism is a viable source of income in Malaysia. Furthermore, the issue arises if this kind of tourism has the potential to be an alternative to the oil palm production in the country. The question is, if ecotourism can protect the environment and also fulfill the principles of sustainability by connecting ecological and social with economic goals. To examine this case, the current situation of the palm oil production has to be investigated. Afterwards the state of ecotourism in Malaysia will be determined. The results will lead to a comparison of palm oil production versus ecotourism and the benefits of each sector to Malaysias ecological, social and economic situation.
Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2015 in the subject History - Asia, grade: 2015, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, course: History, language: English, abstract: Malaysias economic development nowadays inherited from the three previous stages, starting with the level of growth and the rapid development of industry, the natural resources of the mid-19th century until 1914, followed by periods of volatility or instability of industry natural resources between the First and the Second World War and finally, the level of industry consolidation and rationalization of natural resources together with the diversification of the economy after 1945. Although Malaysia is a former British colony, the importance of the Japanese economy have contributed to the change in the foreign policy of Pro-Western Policy during the colonial and post-colonial to the Look East Policy during the administration of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. The objective of this book is collect the author publishing articles with supervisors about Japanese investment in Malaysia during the period of study to help readers scour the economic interests of Japan with more accurate and easier in one book. This book also aims to add a collection of readings on Malaysia-Japan relations. This book is suitable to be read by those interested in understanding the relationship between Malaysia and Japan, East Asia lecturers, East Asian thinkers, those involved economic relations with Japan, the university students of various schools and to the general reader in society. For articles published in Malay, the author change it became English in accordance with the publication of this book in English. For articles which use footnotes reference system, the author change it becomes a text reference in accordance with the publication of this book for the public reading. Currently working as a researcher at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Dr. Uqbah Iqbal was born in the United States and emigrated to Malaysia at the age of six. Winning Second Place in Malaysian Historical Essay Writing Competition 2013, he was the recipient of Research University Fellowship Scheme from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, MyBrain 15 (MyPhD) Postgraduate Scholarship Programme from Ministry of Education Malaysia, Graduate on Time Award and Outstanding Student Award from Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia as well as the Youngest Ph.D. in History Holder and the only Malaysian achieved a Ph.D. in History in conjunction with the 43rd Convocation of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Hes authoring 67 books/ebooks, the top 5 are Sejarah Pemikiran Pandang Ke Timur: Kepentingan Jepun Dalam Pembangunan Sosio-Ekonomi Malaysia (1906-1980), Isu Pelarian Rohingya, Sejarah Penubuhan Malayan Union, The Historical Development of Japanese Investment in Malaysia (1910-2003) and The Historical Development of British Investment in Malaya Before the Second World War. His 177 articles appeared in international and national journals, the top 5 are Opinion on SSKM and Sabah Country Myth, Look-To-The-East Idea in Fajar Asia Magazine, Glimpses of Our Merdeka, The Indispensable Guide for Expatriats: Holland Handbook and Sejarah Perkembangan Ekonomi Semenanjung Tanah Melayu Dan Sifat Ekonomi Masyarakat Melayu Era Pra-Kolonial. Hes joining the editorial board of 77 journals, became a reviewer for 210 journals and 10 book publishing companies/book websites. Until now, he has published 333 publications and reviewed 1,389 manuscripts and articles for journals and conferences. Through his involvement as a reviewer with the Nonfiction Authors Association, 7 of his reviewed books received 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Awards. By 2017, 225 Journals and 4 Conferences recognized him as one of the Best Social Scientist, Reviewer, Author, Researcher, Editor, Reviewer Board Member and Editorial Board Member and 127 of his articles get appreciation. OMICS Publishing Group recognized him as a Valuable Author, Editor and Reviewer under Management Journals Category. Scientific Federation recognized him as one of the brilliant and most gifted minds of this century. He is the First Malaysian Historian that has his own 3 special issue journals, most journal articles and considers himself as the last Malaysian historian from his generation.