1. Yes. it is definitely a good way of learning. the time is flexible and it allow us to practice our sentence structure and paragraph writing. (:2. yes. so that additional information can be shared and if there’s no time to cover certain part of the lesson during lecture or tutorial, this is a platform for us to gain that information.3. more vocab words that is useful for us and the way malay sentences are phrased. (: Best regards,
From Mr LSR 21 Dec. 2009 @957am
…Anyway, I feel that the blogging was useful.. with extra info and things being mentioned there, it’s a little extra other than the conventional lessons. However, I feel that blogging on the students’ part could be increased a notch. As in, other than writing the 80-word essay, perhaps there could be an assignment perhaps every 2-3weeks or so, since lessons for Malay I is on every week. The assignment could be a short essay or thoughts of the student, based on what he/she has learnt.. this could help with practicing as well..? and also maybe short videos which are comprehensible could be added.. perhaps funny ones, since most of us learnt through things that are interesting and capture our attention, rather than a dry object. The short comedy movie clip that Cik showed us during lecture helped us grasp some of the words we learnt and understand how words were being used.. I feel.
From Mr CJJ 22 Dec. 2009 @954am
Hi Cikgu Sew
First of all I’am very happy to be in your tutorial slot and have loved every single session of tutorial learning Malay Language in a funn and fruitful learning environment. Deeply appreciate you passion to teach and sense of humor =)
As for you data compilation regarding the 3 questions you asked above, I would like to input my views on them =)
1)The blogging with a picture was a good way to learn. Personally i was worried at first, because I have never blog before, so the idea of blogging and posting something wasn’t very comfortable for me. However, there is always a first time to everything, so well, blogging was a pretty interesting part of the tutorial part for me. And the idea of making us to write out a passage of our thoughts in Malay was really necessary as other than lectures and tutorials, we do not have much “reason” to practice the language, so well, yes, it is necessary to impose blogging exercise in this module =)
2)Malayjournal1.wordpress.com, was a very interesting website for me too! in short its like “daily malay”, a touch of malay a day kind of approach, i will visit it almost once every night. It was an eye-opener, and of cause all of us are very greatful for the hardwork on your side to post them online =). Thumbs Up! it is necessary =)
3)Well, i would like to see more “funny” approach or answers or how people reply to simple malay questions. Like bloopers for movies, I would like to see bloopers for malay language just to make learning another language fun and interesting =)
That’s my views on the questions =)
Once again I would like to show my sincere gratitude to you, Cikgu Sew to make my language learning a very pleasant and enjoyable semester =) Wish you the very best in everything and keep that attitude up and teach! you’ve got it all =) Terima Kasih
From Ms LFH 24 Dec. 2009 @ 1222am
First i think the blogging project isn’t too much of a hassle. And it helps us to phrase some of our thoughts and hence facilitates the use of malay in a sense.Its also much easier for anyonecoming from different backgrounds to have something to talk about. Hence i believe it shld be continued.
However, i think that Malayjournal1.wordpress.com is not necessary. THis is because creating an account just for one blog is very waste of internet pages.. if there is such thing as waste in tt sense.haha. WordPress would soon have overwelming number of users who just signed up just to blog perhaps once but if they are lucky, the user blogs subsequently after the assignment is submitted. i think that blogging should be such a way that students has the freedom to submit the blog via NUSemail too.
What do U like to see more or less in the blog…
seems enough eh..🙂 By the way, Cikgu Sew, Thanks so much for making all the lessons really interesting.. and i’m very happy.. :):) yea
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