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  1. Enhancing Language Acquisition: A Case Study of TESL Lesson Plans in an International School.Nur Amalina Mohd Sharif, Siti Maftuhah Damio & Hazrat Usman Mashwani - 2023 - Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (Mjssh) 8 (10):1-13.
    The fourth goal in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) spells out Quality Education that demands teachers across all disciplines to teach effectively. The available literature suggests that teaching effectiveness starts from good planning, which should be evident in the documentation of lesson plans. However, when it comes to English teachers, their demanding roles that are attributed to the value-laden content, the grading of essays, the performance pressure of high-stake testing, and the requirement of culturally appropriate pedagogies (Loh & Liew, 2016)have caused (...)
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  2. Afghan English Major Students’ Attitudes Toward Native-Like Proficiency in the English Language.Hazrat Usman Mashwani & Abdullah Noori - 2023 - Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Learning 8 (1):19-41.
    The term native-like proficiency in English refers to possessing the ability to speak the English language like a native speaker. This study was conducted to investigate Afghan English major undergraduate students’ attitudes toward native-like proficiency in the English language at two public universities in Afghanistan. The study specifically investigated the attitudes of Afghan English major undergraduate students toward the characteristics of a native speaker of the English language, native speakers’ linguistic imperialism, and native-like proficiency in the English language. A mixed (...)
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  3. FEMALE EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES.Hazrat Usman Mashwani - 2017 - International Journal for Innovative Research in Multidisciplinary Field (IJIRMF) 3 (11):43-49.
    Female education in Afghanistan has witnessed a number of ups and downs throughout the history of Afghanistan. In the history of Afghanistan, the people who suffered the most in the part of education were females. From the very beginning, female education was not that satisfactory prior to the civil war in Afghanistan but the three-decade civil war and conflicts made the situation worse for female learners. It was the government of the Taliban (1996-2001) when female education fell to 0%. Hopes (...)
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  4. Afghan EFL Lecturers’ Assessment Practices in the Classroom.Abdullah Noori, Nurul Hidayu Shafie, Hazrat Usman Mashwani & Hashmatullah Tareen - 2017 - Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research 3 (10):130-143.
    The current study is conducted with the aim to explore the practices and perceptions of Afghan EFL lecturers toward assessment. A second aim of the study is to explore the challenges the lecturers encounter in the implementation of formative assessments in their classes. To serve these basic objectives, a qualitative case study method design was employed with three English language lectures as the participants. Semi-structured interviews were used as the main instrument to collect data. The findings of the study indicated (...)
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  5. LEARNING ENVIRONMENT RELATED FACTORS AFFECTING AFGHAN EFL UNDERGRADUATES’ SPEAKING SKILL.Hazrat Usman Mashwani & Siti Maftuhah Damio - 2022 - Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (JFLTL) 7 (2):225-244.
    Of the four language skills, speaking is usually considered an indicator of proficiency in a language. As an EFL student, one should master speaking skill (Nazara, 2012). Unfortunately, most Afghan EFL undergraduates are not as good at speaking as they are in the other three English language skills (reading, writing and listening). Most Afghan undergraduate EFL learners are good at reading and writing, but in part of oral communication, they are not accurate and fluent (Zia & Sulan, 2015). Hence, this (...)
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  6. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AFGHAN MALE AND FEMALE GOSSIP.Hazrat Usman Mashwani - 2017 - International Journal for Innovative Research in Multidisciplinary Field (IJIRMF) 3 (12):73-80.
    Gossip, commonly known as idle talk or rumour about others' personal or private affairs is the usual part of our daily communications. Gossip which is also known as dishing or tattling plays a significant role in the discourse of speech communities. This study which aims to investigate the difference between Afghan male and female gossip specifically about others' appearance, achievements and social information is conducted at the University Technology MARA (UiTM), Malaysia. Totally 10 students; 5 male and 5 female postgraduate (...)
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  7. TEACHER RELATED FACTORS AFFECTING AFGHAN EFL UNDERGRADUATES’ SPEAKING SKILL.Siti Maftuhah Damio & Hazrat Usman Mashwani - 2022 - International Journal of Scientific and Research Publication (IJSRP) 12 (7):239-250.
    Reading, writing, listening and speaking are the four primary and required skills of every language. Of the four skills of a language, speaking is the skill that always matters the most for a language learner, and it is considered essential. According to Nazara (2012), speaking is an important and essential skill of the four language skills, and as an EFL student, one needs to master the speaking skill. However, the majority of Afghan EFL undergraduates face difficulties in this all-important skill (...)
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  8. Student Related Factors Affecting Afghan EFL Undergraduates' Speaking Skill.Hazrat Usman Mashwani & Siti Maftuhah Damio - 2022 - Indonesian Journal of English Education (Ijee) 9 (2):227-248.
    Speaking skill is one of the most important skills of the four language skills. It is believed as an indicator of competency in a language. Nazara (2011) considers speaking skill as an essential skill of the four language skills and suggests that EFL students have to master the speaking skill. Unfortunately, the majority of Afghan EFL undergraduates are facing issues in the speaking skill. Most of Afghan undergraduate EFL learners are good in reading and writing but they are not accurate (...)
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  9. EXPLORING LIBRARY ANXIETY AMONG STUDENTS OF UiTM.Hazrat Usman Mashwani - 2017 - International Journal of Scientific and Research Publication (IJSRP) 7 (9):456-472.
    The objective of the current study was to examine library anxiety level among Universiti Technologi Mara (UiTM) undergraduate and Post-graduate students. Furthermore, the study also aimed to correlate students’ library anxiety with constructs such as age, gender, the highest qualification, the frequency of library visits, CGPA, the field of study, and mode of study, which are believed to influence students’ levels of library anxiety. The study used a quantitative, descriptive survey method using Library Anxiety Scale questionnaire to collect data from (...)
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  10. Glossary of Frequently Used Terms in Educational Research.Hazrat Usman Mashwani - 2022 - ERIC.
    This work, “Glossary of Frequently Used Terms in Educational Research” presents definitions and short explanations of around seven hundred frequently used terms in educational research. The terms included here are mainly the terms that are frequently used in research methodology, statistical measurements, statistical procedures and terms that generally relate to educational research. An effort has been made to first identify those terms which are frequently used in contemporary educational research and then presented with simple possible explanation in alphabetical order. The (...)
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