English Language

The Department of English and Linguistics is the largest department in the Academy and caters to all the English language needs of the university. Apart from that, the English language lecturers are very involved in writing not only course materials and manuals, but also text books which are currently used by the students and staff of UiTM.

 Pre-Diploma Level 

ELC030 - ENGLISH FOR PRE DIPLOMA

Course Description

This course is designed to improve the proficiency level of pre-diploma students. It focuses on enhancing the students' ability to use the English language using a variety of materials.  The aim of the course is achieved through the integration of reading, listening, writing and speaking skills with appropriate consideration given to grammar.

 

Diploma level

 

ELC120 - INTEGRATED LANGUAGE SKILLS: LISTENING

Course Description

This course is designed to build the listening, speaking and reading skills to help students perform effectively and competently in the social and academic contexts.  This is done through the integration of language skills with an emphasis on listening. It aims to raise students' proficiency to the intermediate level. This course focuses on enhancing the students’ abilities to use the language by exploiting a variety of materials in varied situations. Appropriate consideration is given to the development of higher-level grammatical construction, vocabulary expansion and extensive reading activities which are intended to increase students’ lexical density.

 

ELC150 - INTEGRATED LANGUAGE SKILLS: READING

Course Description

This course is designed to equip students with the reading skills necessary to help them improve their comprehension of written English in order to compete successfully in an academic program and to be confident and independent readers. Specifically, students will be exposed to intensive and extensive reading strategies through a variety of reading materials to build higher level reading skills as well as engage in voluntary reading at their own initiative. In addition speaking and listening skills are integrated into the course to help students perform effectively and competently in the social and academic contexts. This course aims to raise their proficiency to high intermediate level by exploiting a variety of materials in varied situations. Appropriate consideration is given to the development of higher-level grammatical construction, vocabulary expansion and extensive reading activities which are intended to increase students’ lexical density.

ELC230 - INTEGRATED LANGUAGE SKILLS: WRITING

Course Description

This course is designed to equip students with the writing skills necessary to help them improve their written English in order to compete successfully in an academic program and to be confident and independent writers. This course aims to build the writing, reading and speaking skills to help students perform effectively and competently in the social and academic contexts. This is done through the integration of the language skills with emphasis on writing. This course also aims to equip students with the necessary skills to present arguments and discuss issues effectively. It focuses on enhancing the students’ abilities to use the language by exploiting a variety of materials in varied situations. Appropriate consideration is given to the development of higher-level grammatical construction and vocabulary expansion which are intended to help increase students’ lexical density.

 

 Degree level

 

 ELC 590 - English for Oral Presentations

Course Description

This is a course for students to develop the strategies and skills necessary for effective oral presentations. Guidance is provided from the preparatory right up to the final stage of delivery. Emphasis is placed on the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication skills and using visual aids appropriately in oral presentations. Students will also be taught to anticipate and respond to questions and comments orally during a question and answer session.

ELC640 - English for Job Application

Course Description 

This course aims to provide students with the necessary skills to perform at employment interviews.  Students are trained to design resumes, write application letters and present an evaluation or critique of an interview which is useful for guiding them to conduct themselves and answer questions posed at employment interviews effectively.  The course also provides students with communication and interpersonal skills essential for their personal and professional growth.

ELC650 - English for Professional Interaction

Course Description

This course aims at providing students with the communication skills (language norms and conventions) that can be applied in a wide range of professional tasks and contexts. It also introduces language skills that facilitate the cultivation of specific entrepreneurial qualities needed for various interpersonal situations at the workplace. Students are encouraged to adopt a performance-oriented perspective on language use and are provided opportunities to practice and develop competency in the skills through activities like role plays, group discussions, video critiques, case studies and work-related simulations.

EWC 661- English for Report Writing

Course Description

This course introduces students to the language of report writing. The course enables students to acquire the necessary language skills for report writing. Students are also taught to edit and proofread the different components of a report to ensure the accuracy of the language used. At the end of the course, students will consolidate the skills acquired to produce a short report and deliver an effective oral presentation of the report.

 


Third Languages

 Background

The Department of Asian Languages caters to the need for  third language courses by the university students and staff, as well as those requested by external organisations. 

 

Degree Courses

TAC401 - INTRODUCTORY ARABIC LEVEL I

Course Description

This course is the first stage of the Introductory Level of the Arabic Language programme. Students taking this course are exposed to the vocabulary, grammar and Arabic phrases as well as introductory conversational Arabic in daily situational contexts. Cultural elements are also incorporated in the course. Emphasis is given to consolidating the four communication skills, namely listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course aims to equip students with the ability to communicate using simple Arabic phrases relevant to foundation level.

TAC451 - INTRODUCTORY ARABIC LEVEL II

Course Description

This course is the second stage of the Introductory Level of the Arabic Language programme. Students taking this course are exposed to the vocabulary, grammar and Arabic phrases as well as intermediate level conversational Arabic in daily situational context. Cultural elements are also incorporated in the course. Emphasis is given to consolidating the four communication skills, namely listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course aims to equip students with the ability to communicate using more complex Arabic phrases relevant to intermediate level.


TAC501 - INTRODUCTORY ARABIC LEVEL III

Course Description

This course is the third stage of the Introductory Level of the Arabic Language programme. Students taking this course are exposed to the vocabulary, grammar and Arabic phrases as well as basic conversational Arabic in daily situational contexts. Cultural elements are also incorporated in the course. Emphasis is given to consolidating the four communication skills, namely listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course aims to equip students with the ability to communicate using simple Arabic phrases relevant to foundation level.

TMC401 - INTRODUCTORY MANDARIN LEVEL I

Course Description

The Introductory Mandarin Language course is intended for students who have no background in Mandarin or any character-based language.  This is the first of a three-level Mandarin Language programme designed specifically for UiTM Bachelor Degree students. The students will be taught appropriate introductory level vocabulary and grammar. The course will emphasize greatly on developing participants oral communication skills in situational contexts through class activities such as role plays, simulations and other relevant oral tasks.  Students are expected to take part in all language activities conducted in class to ensure success in attaining the elementary level proficiency.   In this course, students will be introduced to the Hanyu Pinyin system. In addition, Chinese characters and Chinese culture will also be introduced in this course.

TMC451 - INTRODUCTORY MANDARIN LEVEL II

Course Description

The Introductory Mandarin Language course is intended for students who have no background in Mandarin or any character-based language.  This is the second of a three-level Mandarin Language programme designed specifically for UiTM Bachelor Degree students. The students will be taught appropriate basic level vocabulary and grammar. The course will emphasize greatly on developing participants oral communication skills in situational contexts through class activities such as role plays, simulations and other relevant oral tasks.  Students are expected to take part in all language activities conducted in class to ensure success in attaining the elementary level proficiency.   In this course, students will be introduced to the Hanyu Pinyin system. In addition, Chinese characters and Chinese culture will also be introduced in this course.

 
TMC501 - INTRODUCTORY MANDARIN LEVEL III

Course Description

The introductory Mandarin Language course is intended for students who have no background in Mandarin or any character-based language.  This is the third of a three-level Mandarin Language programme designed specifically for UiTM Bachelor degree students. The students will be taught appropriate introductory level vocabulary and grammar. The course will emphasize greatly on developing participants oral communication skills in situational contexts through class activities such as role plays, speech, simulations and other relevant oral tasks. Students are expected to take part in all language activities conducted in class to ensure success in attaining the introductory level proficiency.   In this course, students will be introduced to the Hanyu Pinyin system (Romanized Mandarin). In addition, Chinese culture will also be introduced in this course.


 Contact Person

For further enquiries, please contact :
Coordinator
Academy of Language Studies
UiTM Seri Iskandar
32610 Bandar Baru Seri Iskandar
Perak D.R.
Phone  : +605 3742208/2694
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