Universiti Sains Malaysia
Research paper writing (RPW) plays a key role in completing all research work. Poor writing could lead to the postponement of publications. Therefore, there is a need to develop programs of (RPW) to improve RPW ability for EFL/ ESL learners, especially for undergraduate students in higher education (HE) institutions, which has caught less attention of curriculum developers so far. Therefore, this study aims to determine the core components of (RPW) program perceived as essential for EFL/ ESL undergraduate students using Process Genre Approach (PGA) to develop RPW programs. The Delphi technique (DT) was used to validate those components through the interviews of experts including two boards of ten experienced and qualified lecturers of TESOL and curriculum studies in Can Tho University (CTU) in Vietnam and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). The results from the interviews revealed that the core components of RPW program for EFL/ ESL undergraduate students were determined. This paper is believed to make a great contribution to practical applications for RPW program developers, lecturers, undergraduate and postgraduate students in EFL/ ESL contexts.
EFL/ESL undergraduate students, research paper writing (RPW) program, process genre approach (PGA)