The Writing Strategy in French Language Learning among Malaysian Students: A Qualitative Approach

By Michi Farida Abdul Halim, Normaliza Abd Rahim, Mohd Azidan Abdul Jabar and Adi Yasran Abdul Aziz.

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This exploratory study aims to determine and categorize the type of strategies used by Malaysian students in their learning French as a foreign language with regards to writing skills by applying Dörnyei’s (1995) communication strategies taxonomy. The study utilized both a qualitative and quantitative method of data analysis. A total of 30 subjects participated in this study. The task consisted of the administration of the writing task by the subjects after their 100 hours of learning French. The main instruments used in the study were a writing task prompt and an observation checklist. Instruments were adapted mainly from Dornyei & Scott (1997).

Keywords: Qualitative

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp.445-458. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.411MB).

Michi Farida Abdul Halim

Lecturer, Department of Foreign Language, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Ms. Hazlina Abdul Halim is a lecturer at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Dr. Normaliza Abd Rahim

Senior Lecturer, Department of Malay Language, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Normaliza Abd Rahim is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

Dr. Mohd Azidan Abdul Jabar

Head of Department, Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Mohd Azidan Abdul Jabar currently is the Head of Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He has 15 years experience in teaching, research, consultancy and extension services. He has numerous publications in journal, academic book, chapter in book, proceeding and has presented a number of papers in international and national conferences. His research interests are in the area of Discourse Studies and Linguistics.

Dr. Adi Yasran Abdul Aziz

Senior Lecturer, Malay Language Department, , Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Adi Yasran Abdul Aziz is a senior lecturer and co-ordinator for BA (Malay Language and Linguistics) programme at the department of Malay Language, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia. His main research interests are in the areas of Phonetics and Phonology of Malay Language and Jawi Writing System.

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