Pre-school Teachers’ Beliefs towards Their Abilities of Teaching English to Pre-schoolers in Pahang, Malaysia

Aulad : Journal on Early Childhood

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Title Pre-school Teachers’ Beliefs towards Their Abilities of Teaching English to Pre-schoolers in Pahang, Malaysia
 
Creator Rosli, Aisyah Khaleeda
Mohd Radzuan, Noor Raha
 
Subject teachers’ beliefs
English proficiency
pre-school
self-efficacy
ELT
 
Description Recent studies have revealed that English has become a global language that is commonly used, particularly in the education sector, for various purposes. In the education sector, teachers serve as the most important role model in improving learners’ English language competency. Evidently, at the age of 4 to 6 years old, preschoolers are proven to be able to learn a second language sufficiently hence it is critical for pre-school teachers to be able to teach English to the children at this stage precisely. English, however, is not set to become one of the major requirements for pre-school teachers, especially in Pahang, Malaysia. Due to this, the beliefs of the pre-school teachers initiate a critical indicator in deciding if, given the circumstances, pre-school children can receive adequate English inputs and exposure at their age. The aim of this study is to identify the beliefs of pre-school teachers in their ability of teaching English to preschoolers in Pahang, Malaysia. In the study, 60 pre-school teachers in Pahang were given a set of questionnaires consisting of 14 items and all 60 were returned. In the pilot study, the questionnaire showed a 0.9 Cronbach alpha value indicating a high reliability point. The findings of this study suggest a much more positive view of teachers’ beliefs in pre-school English teachings. This can become a stimulus for the growth of English proficiency among Malaysian children and consequently improve the standard of English in Malaysia in the future.
 
Publisher Perkumpulan Pengelola Jurnal PAUD Indonesia
 
Date 2020-07-24
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://aulad.org/index.php/aulad/article/view/66
10.31004/aulad.v3i2.66
 
Source Aulad : Journal on Early Childhood; Vol. 3 No. 2 (2020): August 2020; 103-114
2655-433X
2655-4798
10.31004/aulad.v3i2
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://aulad.org/index.php/aulad/article/view/66/44
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Aisyah Khaleeda Rosli, Noor Raha Mohd Radzuan, Assoc. Prof.
 

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