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Towards a new framework of English language learning in Malaysian preschools

Mohamed Salleh, Rabiah Tul Adawiyah and Lotfie, Maskanah Mohammad and Md. Zamin, Ainul Azmin and Di Biase, Bruno and Kawaguchi, Satomi (2020) Towards a new framework of English language learning in Malaysian preschools. Southeast Asia Early Childhood Journal, 9 (2). pp. 144-154. ISSN 2289-3156 E-ISSN 2550-1763

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At the preschool level in Malaysia, all preschools, including those from public and private sectors are required to follow the guidelines stated in the National Preschool Standard-based Curriculum (NPSC) issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in 2017. However, the NPSC is very general and schools are not provided with any further guidance on the program, which leads to some preschools, mainly private ones, to supplement their curriculum by subscribing to various private education franchisors available on the market. There seems to be a need to propose improvements to current curriculum practices. It is proposed that this is best done by investigating the theoretical foundations of language learning. In particular, this paper discusses Pienemann’s Processability Theory (1998, 2005) and elaborates on the Developmentally Moderated Focus-on-Form instruction (DMFonF) (Di Biase, 2002,2008). It proposes the development of a new model of English language learning based on the latter leading towards a new framework aiming to assist teachers, linguists and syllabus-designers to create a developmentally moderated English curriculum.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8297/86256
Uncontrolled Keywords: English, Malaysian preschools, developmentally moderated focus-on-form instruction
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1140 Preschool education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Rabiah Tul Adawiyah Mohamed Salleh
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2020 11:27
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2020 11:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/86256

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