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Subject :PE English
Main Author :Theva Manoharam Palanisamy
Title :An analysis on the impact of sociocultural elements utilised by students in scaffolding ESL writing
Place of Production :Tanjong Malim
Publisher :Fakulti Bahasa dan Komunikasi
Year of Publication :2022
Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
This qualitative case study is sought to gain deeper understanding on the impact of sociocultural elements utilised by students in scaffolding their ESL writing in the Malaysian context. The study was carried out for two months in an upper secondary school in Kuala Selangor town catering for large English as Second Language (ESL) population. The participants of this study included three MUET teachers and six Malaysian Upper Six MUET students comprising three females and three males from the three main ethnicities in Malaysia. The researcher documented data through three sources: classroom observation of MUET students, interviews with MUET students and teachers, and finally by analysing their written protocols which is in the form of weekly written reflections. Findings indicated that the utilisation of sociocultural elements in their extended writing sessions not only improved the students’ written protocols but also gave them the confidence to write extensively with fewer errors. The study also implicated that sociocultural elements should be utilised by all the ESL teachers to enhance extended writing among the Malaysian ESL students.


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