The Academy of Language Studies (ALS) was established for the purpose of coordinating the learning and teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL), as well as that of other Asian languages to all the students of UiTM. Prior to this date, the teaching of these languages was decentralised according to the needs of different disciplines. With the setting up of this nerve centre, UiTM’s language curriculum was formulated to cater for the ever-growing number of students who need to be proficient not only in the English language, but also in a third language. This language competency gives UiTM students a competitive edge in the job market. 

Our core business is to cater to all the English language needs of the university. Apart from that, the English Language lecturers are also involved actively in writing not only course materials and manuals, but also text books which are currently used by the students and staff of UiTM and other institutions of learning.

We also actively conducted short courses, language programmes, language activities for schools and government agencies. Apart from that, we also offer language services namely editing and translating documents, conference papers, website contents internally and externally. We also have established professional link with government bodies namely Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP), Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM) and Ministry of Education Malaysia. Academy of Language Studies was awarded the  ISO 9001:2000 certificate on 16 April 2004,  followed by a renewal certificate on 28 April 2007.