The readiness of future technical teachers to teach in English

Misdi, Masita and Liew, Sarah Joan and Lim , Soon Chong Johnson and Baba , Mohamad Ali and Tan, King Hiyang (2008) The readiness of future technical teachers to teach in English. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Jawatakuasa Penyelarasan Pendidikan Guru (JPPG 2008), 13-15 December 2008, Bayview Hotel, Langkawi, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The implementation of English as a medium of instruction in the process of teaching and learning is fully running in 2008. The basis of this idea is due to the problems faced by employers as the potential candidates had poor grasp of English. As the language policy has been implemented, the main concern is whether the future technical teachers are ready to teach in English. Thus, a research is made in order to study the readiness level of Technical students from the Faculty of Technical Education in University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), who are going to be educators in the near future and will have to use English as the medium of instruction. A total of 140 students took part in this research. Data were collected through the questionnaires, which were then analyzed to get the value of mean, frequency and percentage score. The results of the study shows that respondents are having positive attitude in the implementation of English as the medium of instruction even though they are having problems such as lack of confidence and proficiency in using English. Yet, alternatives have been selected by the respondents to improve their English language skills. Overall, the readiness level among the respondents is in the medium range level. A few constructive ideas and suggestions are stated to ensure the professionalism among educators excel for the integration of the technical subjects towards English language.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1024 Teaching (Principles and practice)
Divisions:Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
ID Code:2280
Deposited By:M.Iqbal Zainal A
Deposited On:30 Jan 2012 17:40
Last Modified:16 Jul 2014 11:54

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