Yıl 2016, Cilt 2, Sayı 6, Sayfalar 733 - 746 2016-12-24

ACTS OF AGENCY IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Noor Saazai Mat Saad [1] , Hamidah Yamat [2] , Hanisa Mohd. Sidek [3] , Hazleena Baharun [4] , Muzhafar Mohd. Idrus [5]

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Successful language learners exercise their agency as they experience learning or acquiring the target language. Their agency acts as the push from within themselves; influenced by the need of an end to be fulfilled and the action taken is within the permitted perimeter of the environment. This is evident in the current study on nine international students whose insights were captured through document analysis of their online postings and interviews. Findings revealed that these international students exercised their agency by making relentless efforts in employing language learning strategies despite the challenges they faced to become better learners of the English language. Further findings illustrating agency were investment and imagined community. Although both investment and imagined community concur with existing literature, the findings from this study further highlight ‘experience’ as an impetus for investment in English language learning.

agency, English language learning experiences, imagined community, international students, investment
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Yazar: Noor Saazai Mat Saad
Ülke: Malaysia


Yazar: Hamidah Yamat
Ülke: Malaysia


Yazar: Hanisa Mohd. Sidek
Ülke: Malaysia


Yazar: Hazleena Baharun
Ülke: Malaysia


Yazar: Muzhafar Mohd. Idrus
Ülke: Malaysia


Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { ijasos281042, journal = {International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences}, issn = {}, eissn = {2411-183X}, address = {OCERINT International Organization Center of Academic Research}, year = {2016}, volume = {2}, pages = {733 - 746}, doi = {10.18769/ijasos.281042}, title = {ACTS OF AGENCY IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING EXPERIENCE}, key = {cite}, author = {Mat Saad, Noor Saazai and Idrus, Muzhafar Mohd. and Baharun, Hazleena and Sidek, Hanisa Mohd. and Yamat, Hamidah} }
APA Mat Saad, N , Yamat, H , Sidek, H , Baharun, H , Idrus, M . (2016). ACTS OF AGENCY IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING EXPERIENCE. International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences, 2 (6), 733-746. DOI: 10.18769/ijasos.281042
MLA Mat Saad, N , Yamat, H , Sidek, H , Baharun, H , Idrus, M . "ACTS OF AGENCY IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING EXPERIENCE". International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences 2 (2016): 733-746 <http://ijasos.ocerintjournals.org/issue/26675/281042>
Chicago Mat Saad, N , Yamat, H , Sidek, H , Baharun, H , Idrus, M . "ACTS OF AGENCY IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING EXPERIENCE". International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences 2 (2016): 733-746
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