Undergraduate`s perception of the English Langguage Proficiency Courses…
Undergraduate`s perception of the English
Langguage Proficiency Courses at Tertiary
English language requirement for the university's graduation.
The English language courses at tertiary level benefit
students as individuals and also future workforce.
The feedback can assist in assessing the English language
courses' effectiveness and suitability to cater for the current
needs of the undergraduates and preparedness for the job
2. Relevant Scholarship
The recognition of the role or function of English in the
university curriculum has great impact on curriculum
planning and organization.
English language skills that cover are the basic skills
required for job entrance.
English has become a globally accepted language of
communication and networking at present times which is
correlated with higher income and job productivity.
Ensure the graduates are not only qualified in their field that
have the ability to communicate in English language.
3. Focus of the Study
The undergraduates' perception of the English language
courses that offered at a tertiary or public institution in
4.1 Participant Characteristics
The students have to acquire 4 units (2 courses) in order to fulfill
the graduation requirement.
4.2 Sampling Procedures
The number of samples with MUET result indicates the level of
English language proficiency.
4.3 Research Design
A survey questionnaire.
5.1 Attitude toward English
Undergraduates' need English language to attain a higher socioeconomic
standing in the community.
Issue of interest in attending the other English language courses
which are not compulsory for graduation indicates that majority of
the respondents are motivated intrinsically.
The university should increase the number of English language
External motivation exist to ensure that undergraduates undergo
the minimum two courses equivalent to 4 units for graduation.
5.2 Self Assessment
Speaking is one of the most important language skills that need to
5.3 Learning of English
5.3.2 Teaching Methodology in the English Language
Teacher domination in terms of communication and talk time in
the English language classroom teaching and learning.
5.3.3 Teaching and Learning Activities
The lack of application of the activities as well as the inclining
interest of the respondents towards the activities which at present
are not given more emphasis in their language courses.
5.3.1 Objectives of the English Language Course
English language courses do help them to improve their English
language proficiency, in study of other courses and to equip them
with the language skills required for job purpose
5.3.4 Teaching and Learning of English
The samples that teachers give them sufficient writing, speaking,
listening and reading skills based activities state their preference
from always, sometimes, seldom and never.
The contrasting evidence of these two statement needs the
administrators, curriculum developers, material designers as well
as the teachers to think on restrategizing the material and
teaching to adhere to the current situation of the undergraduates'
preparation for job and skills proficiency.
5.3.6 Open Ended Question
Revamping and improvement of teaching material as to cater to
current practices and situations.
teaching methodology also needs to be diversified to incorporate
more interesting activities, should provide intrinsic and extrinsic
motivation and always upgrade their teaching skills as they are
the role model for the students
Teachers need use technology process, embed new media
and other teaching methods to improve their methodology
and skills through in-house and external training in language
Abu Laih bin Solihan
23 march 2017