Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Education and Innovation 2016

Kadazandusun Learners’ Perceptions toward Elements that Make Grammar Instruction Effective

Atin, Veronica Petrus

Universiti Malaysia Sabah


The paper reports the results of a qualitative study on the perceptions of learners of Kadazandusun (KD) as a less commonly taught foreign language in Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) toward factors that make grammar instruction effective. Data were collected through face to face interviews with 10 learners who had completed their KD course in three levels. Using thematic analysis, three major themes in the learners’ perceptions namely, fun activities, user-friendly textbooks/modules and teacher factors were revealed. The implications of the findings on teaching and learning are also discussed in this paper.


less commonly taught language, grammar, teaching

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