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Adult ESL Learners’ Reading Accuracy: An Insight
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Volume 2, 2015
Issue 5 (November)
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Rafizah Mohd Rawian, School of Education and Modern Languages, College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia.
Ahmad Azman Mokhtar, School of Education and Modern Languages, College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia.
Mohamad Fadhili Yahaya, Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perlis, Arau, Perlis, Malaysia.
The study investigated the levels of reading accuracy of Malaysian adult ESL learners and the possible differences in the accuracy based on gender. 210 Diploma students from one of the local universities in Malaysia were selected as its samples. The research findings found that 99% of the learners’ reading accuracy abilities were at the Frustration and the Instructional Levels. Females obtained higher mean scores than the males. No significant difference in the mean scores of reading accuracy between males and female was found. Several recommendations were suggested in the efforts to enhance ESL learners’ reading accuracy.
Reading Accuracy, Adult ESL Learners, Gender, Frustration Level, Instructional Level
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