PETAH as Malay Language Learning Tools to Improve Communication Skills

  • Noor Azam Abdul Rahman Unit Bahasa & Sains Sosial, Kolej Sains Komputer & Teknologi Maklumat Universiti Tenaga Nasional
  • Noraziah Mohd Amin Akademi Pengajian Bahasa, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia


This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the use of the Malay language learning tool called PETAH to improve its communication skills. Learning aids are among the important elements to improve one's language skills, especially for second or foreign speakers. Past studies conducted by researchers like Fa'izah (2010), Khuzaiton (2012) and others have proven that there are issues of communication among speakers of languages ​​other than English in the non-Malays in Malaysia. Based on these issues, the main objective of this study is to analyze the effectiveness of the use of PETAH learning aids on improving the communication skills of students who use it. This study uses a quantitative research method that uses a questionnaire containing 25 items aimed at the effectiveness of the use of PETAH learning aids. This questionnaire instrument was used to get feedback from respondents after they used PETAH learning aids. Data from the questionnaires were analyzed using SPSS version 21. The results showed that the majority of respondents (mean values ​​ranging from 3.35 to 4.71) agree that PETAH learning tools have improved their effectiveness in communication Malay language, especially if used continuously. In conclusion, a learning tool PETAH has a good impact on the improvement of communication skills of Malay language among non-Malays speakers in Malaysia.

How to Cite
ABDUL RAHMAN, Noor Azam; MOHD AMIN, Noraziah. PETAH as Malay Language Learning Tools to Improve Communication Skills. International Journal of Modern Languages And Applied Linguistics, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 62-68, june 2018. ISSN 2600-7266. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 july 2024. doi: