Malaysian French Foreign language learners’ perception on their Speaking Ability at Tertiary level

Berbiche Mariama and Asmaa AlSaqqaf and Suyansah Swanto and Roseni Ariffin and Alpha Bodian (2018) Malaysian French Foreign language learners’ perception on their Speaking Ability at Tertiary level. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3 (3). pp. 69-88. ISSN 2519-5671

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Malaysian government has attached great importance to proficiency in a third language in theMalaysian education system, especially at the tertiary level. The aim is to develop human capital that cancompete in the international arena and contribute significantly in the socio-economic development of thecountry. Large resources have been poured into foreign language (FL) teaching in the Malaysianuniversities. Unfortunately, students continue to graduate with unsatisfactory proficiency in the thirdlanguage. A case in point is the French as Foreign Language (FFL) undergraduates. Students are generallynot able to communicate in the target language (TL). This study was conducted to find out, FFL learner’sperceptions on their speaking proficiency. The study also intended to find out the changes that mightcontribute, based on their perceptions, to develop their speaking proficiency in French. A surveyquestionnaire was used to collect data from 100 tertiary education students from Universiti Malaysia Sabah(UMS). The finding of the study indicated that FFL learners are not able to communicate in the TL due tothe limited exposure to the French language in and outside the classroom, the FFL learners’ attitude towardsFrench as a foreign language, the FFL teachers behaviour and the French foreign language curriculum andtextbook.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: French foreign language, French speaking proficiency, Malaysian learners.
Subjects: L Education > LG Individual institutions - Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean islands, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific islands
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
Depositing User: NORAINI LABUK -
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2019 08:19
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2019 08:19

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