ENGLISH: Students must show initiative

Email Print 04 Julai 2012 | last updated at 08:24am

By Laila Aidilia Fitri, Petaling Jaya, Selangor 0 comments

I REFER to the report “Undergrads to boost their English skills “(NST, June 18), which is a good plan for advancing our students’ competency in English.
Students should know the importance of English in the real world. Although we already have the Malaysian University English Test (MUET), it has had little or no impact. Students can get a Band 2 or 3 and still be able to enter university.
Higher Education director-general Professor Datuk Dr Rujhan Mustafa has said university faculties could also conduct “English For Specific Discipline” subjects, which is part of the new plan to enhance students’ understanding of their field of study.
Initiatives such as this will give students the confidence to communicate in English. It is also good for the image and quality of public universities.
However, student participation is important in making this programme successful. They must start using English as a medium of communication in class and among friends.

Read more: ENGLISH: Students must show initiative – Letters to the Editor – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/english-students-must-show-initiative-1.102320#ixzz1zc159j2M

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