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Perceptions of students and lecturers towards the self-access english language learning (SAELL) approach and programme : a case study

Md. Yusof, Masdinah Alauyah (2002) Perceptions of students and lecturers towards the self-access english language learning (SAELL) approach and programme : a case study. PhD thesis, The University of Reading, United Kingdom, School of Education, Faculty of Education and Community Studies.


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The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of students and lecturers towards the Self-Access English Language Learning (SAELL) approach and programme at a tertiary institution in Malaysia, i.e. the Discovery Institution. In this study, the students' and lecturers' beliefs and attitudes, views on the '4ELL approach, and views on various factors relating to the SAELL programme were examined and compared. ?. ' Data were gathered using the questionnaire and semi-structured interview. A total 271 students and 37 English language lecturers participated in the questionnaire survey, b d out of these, 51 students and 12 lecturers were involved in the interview sessions. The data obtained were analysed separately but they were later used for purposes of comparison. These data were also supported by documentary evidence and the researcher's ethnographic knowledge of the research contest. The findings were then compared and contrasted to find out if the students and lecturers had the same perceptions of the SAELL programme. , The study found several factors influencing the students' and lecturers' perceptions towards the SAELL approach and programme. The factors were their views on English language learning, the lecturers' roles as English language educators, the institution's English language courses and programmes, and the SAEU materials, facilities and equipment. Other influencing factors included their learning experiences, study approaches, ability to learn independently, knowledge of the SAELL approach, acceptance of the SAELL approach and programme. ABSTRACT I The study implied that: (1) the students and lecturers should be given training on the SAELL approach, (2) the SAELL programme should be better-planned and managed, (3) the SAELL programme should be introduced to all the institution's student population, and (4) the SAELL programme is a good channel for students to learn and improve their English language proficiency levels and learning skills.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information:Tesis (Doctor of Philosophy) - The University of Reading, 2002
Uncontrolled Keywords:language proficiency, learning skills, English
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development
ID Code:6439
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:17 Sep 2008 01:30
Last Modified:27 Sep 2018 04:01

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