UUM Repository | Universiti Utara Malaysian Institutional Repository
FAQs | Feedback | Search Tips | Sitemap

Students’ awareness of the importance of English language proficiency with regard to future employment


Abdul Kadir, Kadzrina and Wan Mohd Noor, Wan Shakizah (2015) Students’ awareness of the importance of English language proficiency with regard to future employment. World Review of Business Research, 5 (3). pp. 259-272. ISSN 1838-3955

[img] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (739kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

English language proficiency has an important impact on the opportunities of new graduates for employment.Thus, how could teachers of non-English languages assist in increasing English language proficiency? This study looks at the issue of English language proficiency of business major students from the perspective of business lecturers.This study uses a qualitative method through interviews with two focus groups consisting of nine business major students to investigate the awareness of business majors on the importance of English language proficiency for future employment. In addition, the barriers from the context of the university environment are also examined.The findings of this paper suggest that students have a medium level of awareness of the importance of English for job employment.In addition, the use of the national language during classes leads some students to take advantage in certain situations

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Dr. Kadzrina Abdul Kadir
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 01:17
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 01:17
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/21332

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item