Teachers’ Perceptions And Challenges On Dual Language Programme (DLP) In Meradong District


  • Zaimuariffudin Shukri Bin Nordin Universiti Malaysia Sarawak


Dual Language Programme (DLP), implementation, challenges, English language


Dual Language Programme (DLP) was introduced in order to improve the level of English proficiency among students. This has become a vital topic since the Ministry of Education (MOE) was requested to review the implementation of DLP as the teachers and students face challenges in teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics in English. The implementation of Dual-Language Programmes (DLP) in the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics is an initiative under the ‘Upholding the Malay Language and Strengthening the English Language’ (MBMMBI) policy. Though it has some similarities with the previous policy known as ‘English for the Teaching of Science and Mathematics’ (PPSMI), its execution is idiosyncratic in its own way. Since its inception in 2016, the programme has entered its third cycle involving students in primary and secondary schools in Malaysia. Thus, this study aims to identify the teachers’ perceptions on DLP and the challenges they faced after the implementation. Gleaning through teacher’ language capabilities, attitudes, teaching support and acceptance of the programme, this study uses a questionnaire with open-ended questions to unravel the aforementioned issues. A total of 67 DLP teachers from different schools in Meradong district participated as the respondents of this study. The finding shows that most of the teachers have their own insights towards the implementation of DLP as well as the different challenges that they faced and is currently facing as they implemented DLP during their teaching and learning process in the classroom. Even though certain school are keen to teach both Science and Mathematics through DLP, nevertheless, pupils’ lack of proficiency in English language had hindered the effectiveness of DLP implementation, therefore resulting to confusion among pupils towards their learning content.


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ABDULLAH, S. H., & Zaimuariffudin Shukri Bin Nordin. (2023). Teachers’ Perceptions And Challenges On Dual Language Programme (DLP) In Meradong District. The Sultan Alauddin Sulaiman Shah Journal (JSASS), 10(2), 93-109. Retrieved from https://jsass.kuis.edu.my/index.php/jsass/article/view/271