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English language proficiency and initiatives of Malaysian universities

Mohd. Noor, Zainab and Sarudin, Isarji and Mohd. Aminudin, Zaidi (2017) English language proficiency and initiatives of Malaysian universities. English Language Proficiency and Initiatives of Malaysian Universities, 12 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1818-5800

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Abstract

The issue of employability of graduates of Malaysian universities has invited intense discussions in print and electronic media, particularly concerning graduate’s English language proficiency. This study presents the findings of a study investigating the initiatives of Malaysian universities in improving student’s English language proficiency. Data were collected based on a seminar participated by representatives from seventeen universities in Malaysia. Findings from the study revealed eight major initiatives to improve the English language proficiency of the students. English Language Enhancement Program (ELEP) was the most popular initiatives implemented by Malaysian universities. The study also discusses relevant challenges in implementing the initiatives. A systematic evaluation of the initiatives was recommended to ascertain that there is accountability and the initiatives are successful in meeting the intended objectives.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 422/57143
Uncontrolled Keywords: English language proficiency, employability skills, Malaysian university students, meeting, seminar
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Depositing User: Isarji Sarudin
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2017 15:27
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 15:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57143

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