Study of the Communication Strategies Used by Malaysian ESL Students at Tertiary Level

Raed Latif Ugla, Nur Ilianis binti Adnan, Mohamad Jafre Zainol Abidin


This study investigates the kinds of communication strategies (CSs) used by Malaysian ESL students. The data analysed in this study were collected in Universiti Sains Malaysia. The study was quantitative in nature where a questionnaire adopted from Dornyei and Scott’s taxonomy of CSs (1995). This questionnaire was used to elicit the findings. The subject consisted of fifty Malaysia ESL students. The results obtained show different kinds of CSs used by Malaysia ESL students. The pedagogical and recommendations were provided in this study.

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