Malay Language Learning for Kindergarten Students through Interactive Web-based Application


  • Noor Liyana Mohamad Nowawi
  • Nahdatul Akma Ahmad


E-Learning, Kindergarten, Interactive Learning, Web-Based, Application


Multimedia education is an effective teaching method for children, as it makes learning more interesting and enjoyable. In this study, the researcher developed Interactive Malay Language Learning, a web-based application to determine the effectiveness of multimedia education in teaching Malay Language to preschool children. The Web Development Life Cycle methodology was employed, consisting of five phases which are planning, data collection and analysis, design, development, and testing. The web-based application development involves programming languages such as PHP, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, while the MySQL software is used as a database to store information on the results of kindergarten children's quizzes. Functional testing was conducted at a Kindergarten with the students, teacher and the teacher assistant to assess the efficacy of the system with teaching and learning process. The interface was positively received by students due to its interactive design and ease of use, particularly the navigation bar and video. However, limitations such as a limited number of quiz questions and 3D flashcards without audio for the alphabet may impact its effectiveness for reinforcing learning and testing knowledge. Interactive Malay Language Learning is an alternative for helping children master Malay Language through fun learning that can be done at any time and from anywhere. The use of multimedia education should be widely adopted, especially among children, as it has been shown to improve their learning.