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Using online grammar resources to develop learners' grammar knowledge

Supian Suri, Nor Silawati (2013) Using online grammar resources to develop learners' grammar knowledge. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Education.

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This study investigated the use of online grammar resources (OGR) in developing learners’ grammar knowledge especially in four grammar aspects; irregular verbs, conjunctions, personal pronouns and prepositions of place. This study also seeks to identify the learners’ attitudes and perceptions on the use of online grammar resources as a tool to develop learners’ grammar knowledge. This study was conducted on one class of form two students. It consisted of 27 students. The students were instructed to do the online grammar resources for four weeks on the selected grammar aspects. A pre test and a post test were carried out to determine the students’ level of achievement. Paired samples T- test were used to determine whether there was significant difference between the pre test and the post test. The learners’ attitudes and perceptions were examined using questionnaire and semi-structured interviews. The results of the study showed that the students scored significantly higher in the post test compared to the pre test. In addition, students’ responses in the questionnaire and semi- structured interviews indicated that the students showed positive attitudes and perceptions towards the use of online grammar resources as a tool to develop their grammar knowledge. Based on the conclusion drawn from this study, online grammar resources are recommended to be integrated as a part of English Language teaching because the of the positive learning environment that the online grammar resources’ has created among students.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Pendidikan (Pengajaran Bahasa Inggeris sebagai Bahasa Kedua)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2013 ; Supervisor : Dr. Fauziah Ismail
Uncontrolled Keywords:english language, earners' grammar knowledge
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions:Education
ID Code:41758
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:08 Oct 2014 10:21
Last Modified:22 Jun 2017 11:35

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