WEDNESDAY, 29 OCTOBER – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) students were reminded to sharpen their skills and confidence in the use of English language, not only in the classroom but also in their daily activities.
Dean of the Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language (PPIB), Prof. Dr. Vincent Pang said the English language should be used widely covering correspondence, email, Facebook, Twitter, coffee shop chats and so on.
“In this era of globalisation, English language has become the language that is important for everyone to interact in. the success of a country and its people depends on how things can be produced widely through effective interaction using the English language.
“The organising of the English Language Enhancement Clinic (ELEC) by PPIB is one of our efforts towards that direction,” he said when officiating the ELEC programme recently.
With the slogan, ‘Say it Right, Say it in English!’, the one-week programme was attended by 27 UMS students, which not only apply basic lessons in English but the students were also exposed to building self-confidence that will increase their confidence level and communication.
Also present were Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs, PPIB, Dr. Suraya Sintang; Deputy Dean of Research and Innovation, Dr. Jeannet Stephen and English language Coordinator, Sabariah Abdul Rahim. – MA (fl)
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