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Should the CEFR illustrative scales be localised to Malaysian higher education standards? – A conceptual paper

Abu Sufi, Mohd. Khairul and Stapa, Mahani (2020) Should the CEFR illustrative scales be localised to Malaysian higher education standards? – A conceptual paper. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 10 (9). pp. 885-897. ISSN 2222-6990

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Abstract

With the introduction of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in 2015, Malaysia experienced another English language-in-education policy reform at all levels of education. Its institution into the Malaysian scene has enthused much attention in the Malaysian educational setting at all levels. As is the case, the Malaysian higher education scene is not spared from the enthusiasm of its insertion into tertiary level. Such is because its timely introduction into Malaysian higher education has brought with it concerns that necessitate addressing; namely its European nature, and guiding framework. Furthermore, issues enveloping the CEFR illustrative scales development, and deciphering also present a case worthy of investigation. This conceptual paper attempts to evaluate the concerns based on reviews of related existing literature. The paper will conclude with a proposal of recommended research on CEFR illustrative scales at Malaysian higher education level.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6205/83759
Uncontrolled Keywords: : CEFR, Localisation, Malaysian Higher Education, Language in Education Policy.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC8 Forms of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD)
Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Depositing User: Mohd Khairul Abu SUfi
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2020 16:19
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2020 16:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83759

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