In October 2019, the New Straits Times published an article that discussed the challenges that Malaysian students encountered when they tried to learn English.
According to senior English language teacher, Dr Nor Fadzleen Sa’don, she pointed out that some students admitted that they feared making mistakes when trying to learn English.
As such, these students develop psychological barriers and lose the essential opportunities to develop their communication skills.
Throughout her eighteen years of teaching experience, Dr Nor Fadzleen revealed that less competent students prefer to remain silent and let their peers speak up.
Unfortunately, such a learning behaviour can be detrimental to their educational development, since they are less likely to correct their errors and become more proficient in English.
Another possible reason why Malaysian students are less keen to study English is the lack of “uninspiring teaching materials”.
Dr Nor Fadzleen revealed that some schools that teach English still rely on a rigid set of teaching materials that impede the students’ willingness to learn.
Additionally, educators play an important role in motivating students in Malaysia to explore the language confidently.
According to Almujani Abdul Rahman, who is the Johor Bahru assistant district education officer, he shared that English teachers should make learning fun and interactive.
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