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Apart from that, the centre also caters for other faculties and academic centres in terms of teaching their courses such as Foundation English, English for Academic Reading and Basic Communication Skills.

Foundation English

This course emphasises on the integration of four language skills, namely listening, speaking, reading and writing. This integration of skills will assist students to meet academic requirements as well as to prepare them for the Malaysian University English Test (MUET). The course requires students to read and listen to various theme-based articles, to extract information and to present views and points, in groups and as an individual.

English for Academic Reading

The course prepares students for the skills needed to perform academic tasks. It is a reading-based course; however other language skills are also integrated. Through various tasks, students will practice skills such as looking for information from various sources (print, the Internet etc.), extracting information from different texts, making appropriate notes of information obtained, expanding notes into coherent extended texts and presenting information as well as giving viewpoints in an oral presentation. The tasks assigned will be in the form of individual and group work projects that can develop students’ skills in time management, project management, team work and group interaction.

Basic Communication Skills

The course introduces students to characteristics of good speakers as well as basic communication skills. Thus, it allows students to sharpen their speaking and communication skills. Students will be exposed to various types of confidence building techniques and effective speaking techniques. At the same time, students will be trained to write effective speeches using appropriate lexical and sentence structures. Assessments are in the forms of group and individual works.

Last Updated: 20 November 2020