LANGUAGE PREFERENCE

AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL
PUPILS IN SK SERENDAH

Noor Munirah binti Harun
M20152002018
Norsuraya binti A.Razak
M20152002019

2001) -The survey consisted of three main questions. The questions are: 1. In which language do the following people speak TO YOU? 3. Introduction • Samples: -24 pupils from Sekolah Kebangsaan Serendah. Which language do YOU use with the following? -The survey form was in table form and the samples were only needed to select one answer for each questions by marking or ticking the answers related to them . Hulu Selangor Races Number of pupils Malay 8 Indian 8 Orang Asli 8 • Instrument: -a survey research -Language Background Scale (Baker. In which language do YOU speak to the following people? 2.

Data gathering • 24 pupils that were randomly selected on Friday. . the researchers used descriptive analysis technique to analyze the findings of the survey. 7th April 2017 • The session was a 30 minutes session and the survey forms were collected right after the samples have finished them. • The final data were then presented in the form of graphs that were further discussed in the discussion section of the report. • The data were analyse and the result for each answers were calculated by using the tally sheets • Based on the data from the tally sheets.

Question 1: Language They Use to Speak to Others • Orang Asli Pupils 9 8 7 father mother 6 siblings calssmates 5 playmates 4 teachers neighbours 3 grandparents other relatives 2 other friends 1 0 alwaya Orang Asli L more Orang Asli L Equally more English always English .

• Malay Pupils 7 6 5 father mother 4 siblings classmates 3 playmates teachers 2 neighbours grandparents 1 other relatives other friends 0 always Malay more Malay Equally more English always English .

• Indian Pupils 9 8 father 7 mother 6 siblings classmates 5 playmates 4 teachers 3 neighbours 2 grandparents 1 other relatives other friends 0 always Tamil more Tamil Equally more English always English .

. • This shown that their dominance languages are their mother tongue.• Orang Asli. Malay and Indian pupils use mostly their mother tongue to talk to the people around them especially their family members. • However. they used their mother tongue and second language equally when they speak to the teachers especially Malay Pupils.

Question 2: The Language Other People Use to Talk to Them • Orang Asli Pupils 9 8 7 father 6 mother siblings 5 classmates playmates 4 teachers neighbours 3 grandparents 2 other relatives other friends 1 0 always Orang Asli L more Orang Asli L Equally more English always English .

• Malay Pupils 8 7 6 father mother 5 siblings classmates 4 playmates teachers neighbours 3 grandparents relatives 2 other friends 1 0 always Malay more Malay equally more English always English .

• Indian Pupils 9 8 father 7 mother siblings 6 classmates 5 playmates teachers 4 neighbours grandparents 3 other relatives 2 other friends 1 0 always Tamil more Tamil Equally more English always English .

. • The dominance language is their mother tongue.• Have similarities as in the language they speak to other people. • Only teachers speak another language or the second language to the pupils. • Their family members like parents and siblings used their mother tongue to talk to the pupils.

Question 3: Language Used in Daily Activities • Orang Asli Pupils 9 8 watching TV/Videos religion 7 newspaper/comics 6 record/cassete/CDs 5 listening to radio shopping 4 playing sport 3 on the telephone reading books 2 club/societies 1 other activities 0 always Orang Asli L more Orang Asli L Equally more English always English .

• Malay Pupils 9 8 watching tv 7 religion newspaper/comics 6 cassete/CDs 5 listening to radio 4 shopping playing sport 3 on the telephone 2 clubs/societies 1 other activities other activities 0 always Malay More Malay Equally more English always English .

• Indian Pupils 9 watching TV/Videos 8 religion 7 newspaper/comics 6 cassete/CDs 5 listening to radio shopping 4 playing sport 3 on the telephone 2 reading books clubs/societies 1 other activities 0 always Tamil more Tamil Equally more English always English .

. listening to the radio and reading comics and newspaper. • Indian pupils also have the tendency to use English language in their daily activities but Tamil language is still their dominance language.• Different languages are used for different activities. • Orang Asli Pupils use their mother tongue for almost all activities – mother tongue is their dominance language • Malay pupils show equal used of both language – especially in activities related to entertainment like watching TV. • They use their mother tongue for religious purposes.

while the rest are from upper and lower class families. especially during the English language lesson in class.tend to get the opportunity to use English language with people around them. – at home. Discussion • socio-economic status – Most of them are from middle class families. – tend to use their mother tongue to communicate with people around them especially their family members. – Those who are from middle and low class family do not receive enough exposure to materials such as reading materials in English language – restrict them from using other language than their mother tongue . – only use. learn and listen to English language at school. most of them said that they watch English programme from the television and usually the programmes that they chose are cartoons and movies – Pupils from upper class family. They also tend to be – exposed with materials such as reading materials which are in English language.

which is their own mother – more contact with people that use the same language as them.• environmental factor – in which refers to the domain or context that the samples usually face every day. . – The samples are dominant in one language.

family members. confident level and motivation – pupils with high proficiency in English language tend to use English language more – They are more confident to speak in English language with their parents. friends and their teachers at school.• individual differences – which can be related to pupils’ cognitive level. .

Conclusion • Most of the pupils are weak bilingual • Limited use of the second language – they only use English at school – The only exposure of the second language is at school • Their dominance language are their mother tongue – Use mother tongue most of the time especially when communicate to the people around them .