BTESL Studets’ Perception Towards Literature Subjects


  • Mohammad Ali Al-Saggaf Management and Science University, Malaysia
  • Siti Nur Fahihah Ainina Binti Mohd Rafiee School of Education and Social Sciences, Management and Science University
  • Mohammed Al-Aqad School of Education and Social Sciences, Management and Science University


TESL, Perception, Attitude, Tertiary education, Literature subject, Challenges


This study investigates Bachelor of Teaching English as Second Language (BTESL) second and third-year students’ perception towards literature subjects in a higher education institute in Malaysia and identifies the perception, attitude and challenges faced by BTESL second and third-year students in learning literature subjects. The study involves 188 participants from a Malaysian higher education institute BTESL second and third-year students. The sample is being chosen based on the literature subjects that have been taken by the sample. A structured questionnaire has been prepared as the instrument of the study. A total of 45 items is designing in 4 different sections; including the demographic section; it applies the 5-point Likert-scales to collect the data from the respondents. The findings show the students have positive perceptions and attitudes in learning literature subjects. There are challenges faced by the student in learning literature subjects that need to be overcome by the educators. Consequently, in ensuring an effective teaching and learning process on literature subject, there must have considered in selecting text to be included in the classroom. The educators play an important role in identifying the student needs in ensuring the success of the teaching and learning process.


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How to Cite

Al-Saggaf, M. A., Ainina Binti Mohd Rafiee, S. N. F. ., & Al-Aqad, M. . (2021). BTESL Studets’ Perception Towards Literature Subjects. Journal of Translation and Language Studies, 2(2), 46–60.