English Language


Background

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 also 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 and other institutions of learning.

 

Pre-Diploma level

ELC 010 - ENGLISH FOR PRE DIPLOMA I

Course Description

This course is designed to improve the proficiency level of pre-diploma students. The course aims to do this through an integration of reading, listening, writing and speaking skills with appropriate consideration given to grammar, using a variety of materials.

 

ELC 020 - ENGLISH FOR PRE DIPLOMA II

Course Description

This course is designed to improve the proficiency level of pre-diploma students. The course aims to do this through an integration of reading, listening, writing and speaking skills with appropriate consideration given to grammar, using a variety of materials.

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.

 

 

Foundation Science and Engineering

ELC 080 - ENGLISH FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES I

Course Description


This course is designed to build the listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to help students perform effectively and competently in the social and academic contexts. This is done through the integration of the language skills. The 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.

 

ELC 081 - ENGLISH FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES II

Course Description


This course aims to equip students with the necessary skills to present opinions and arguments effectively in oral and written forms. This is done through the integration of all the language skills. The course focuses on enhancing the students’ ability to use the language in varied situations by exploiting a variety of materials to support opinions. Appropriate consideration is given to the development of higher-level grammatical construction, vocabulary expansion and reading activities which are intended to increase students’ lexical density.

 

Foundation Law

ELC 080 - ENGLISH FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES I

Course Description


This course is designed to build the listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to help students perform effectively and competently in the social and academic contexts. This is done through the integration of the language skills. The 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.

 

ELC 091 - CRITICAL READING AND REASONING FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES

Course Description


This course is designed to develop the students’ ability to read and think logically and critically using a wide range of reading texts. It focuses on the fundamentals of critical reading and the key elements of argument. Students will be taught how to evaluate information, identify and distinguish facts, make inferences, form opinions and develop arguments.

 

ELC 092 - COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES

Course Description
This course is designed to develop the students’ ability to read and present ideas logically and critically using a wide range of texts. It helps students to develop oral communication skills and confidence in content-based situations which are persuasive in nature.

 

ELC 093 - ACADEMIC WRITING FOR FOUNDATION STUDIES

Course Description


This course is designed specifically for students to equip students with the writing skills to present opinions and arguments effectively in the written form. It also helps students to develop the ability to read and write texts which are academic in nature. The course focuses on enhancing the students’ ability to use the language in varied situations by exploiting a variety of materials.

 

Diploma Level

ELC 120 - 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.

 

ELC 150-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.

 

ELC220 - INTEGRATED LANGUAGE SKILLS: WRITING  FOR ACCELERATED PROGRAMS

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.

 

ELC 230 - 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.

ELC 270-ENGLISH FOR WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION

Course Description


This course aims to develop the students’ ability to communicate in English using appropriate and effective language expressions in work-related situations. It focuses on the principles of effective communication in the workplace and evaluating workplace conflicts or problems, providing solutions and proposing new initiatives. Students undertake a variety of activities designed to develop their communication skills, knowledge and understanding of the requirements of effective communication in the workplace. Tasks and activities suggested for each situation are discipline-based with an emphasis on oral communication.

 

ELC 280 - CRITICAL READING AND REASONING

Course Description


This course aims to develop the students’ ability to read and think logically and critically using a wide range of reading texts. It focuses on the fundamentals of critical reading and the key elements of argument. Students will be taught how to reason and read critically, applying critical analysis and logical reasoning to evaluate information, establish facts, make inferences and form opinions.


* BEL 120 - CONSOLIDATING LANGUAGE SKILLS


Course Description


This course is designed for students whose English language proficiency is at the basic or intermediate levels. It aims to raise their level of proficiency in the language to the intermediate level. This aim is achieved through the integration of the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, with appropriate consideration given to building an appropriate working knowledge of intermediate-level grammar.

 
BEL 260 - PREPARATORY COURSE FOR MUET


Course Description


This course equips students with the skills and strategies to perform effectively in the Malaysian University English Test. It covers major aspects of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

 
BEL 311 - ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES


Course Description


This course is aimed at preparing students to meet the demands of their respective disciplines. This is achieved by training students to employ the language skills and strategies necessary to carry out their academic tasks.

 
* BEL 313 - INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING


Course Description


This course is designed to develop the students’ ability to think clearly, logically and critically in a wide range of situations. It focuses on the basics of critical thinking and the key elements of argument. They will be taught how to evaluate information, establish facts, make assumptions and inference, form opinions and develop arguments.

 

Degree level

ELC 400 - Preparatory College English

Course Description


This is a course designed to enhance students’ listening and writing skills in the use of English for academic purposes. It helps to consolidate the students’ skills in using grammatically correct structures in academic context. The students are also taught paraphrasing, summarising and essay writing skills. Grammatical items are reinforced in the teaching of listening and writing.


ELC 500 - English for Academic Reading

Course Description


This course is a review of fundamental reading skills necessary for understanding academic texts at tertiary level.  It focuses on building and enhancing students’      ability to interpret content and analyse the organisation of ideas in reading texts. It is recommended that tasks and activities are discipline-based.


ELC 501 - English for Critical Academic Reading

Course Description

This course is designed to develop students’ ability to read analytically and think critically. It focuses on the relationship between reading and critical thinking and provides students with a structured method for interpreting content and organization of written texts.  Tasks and activities suggested are discipline-based.


ELC550 - English for Academic Writing

Course Description


This course focuses on developing students' ability to write argumentative essays, paraphrase, summarise, and write parenthetical references/citation. The skills acquired will help prepare students for writing their final year project paper that is mandatory to acquiring their respective degrees.


ELC 560 - English for Executive Summary Writing

Course Description


The course focuses on developing students’ ability to write summaries and executive summaries. Students are taught to paraphrase and summarize key information using a variety of texts and discipline-based reports.


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.

 

ELC 600 - Literary Appreciation

Course Description


This course uses a literary genre (a novel or drama) to develop students' understanding and appreciation of representational or literary texts which engage the readers' emotional as well as cognitive faculties. Students are also taught to appreciate the play and nuances of the English language used in the text. The course will also help develop students’ awareness of multilevel meaning in the text, imagination and creativity as well as enhance their understanding of the human experience.

 

ELC 640 - 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 660 - English for Proposal Writing

Course Description


This course is designed to develop students’ ability to write proposals. It focuses on developing students’ ability to use words appropriately in order to produce a proposal that is clear and cohesive.


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.

 
EWC 662 - English for Business Correspondence

Course Description


This is a course designed to provide students with the language skills necessary to communicate effectively when writing emails, memos and letters in work-related situations. It focuses on developing students’ ability to produce written business correspondence using the correct language, format and tone.


EWC 663 - English for Meetings and Discussions

Course Description


This course is designed to provide students with the language skills needed in meetings and discussions. The communicative aspects of conducting meetings and       discussions will be emphasized, especially presenting, justifying ideas, persuading and negotiating. It will also equip students with appropriate strategies and language to write effective meeting-related documents (notices, agenda and minutes).

 
BEL 413 - LANGUAGE ENHANCEMENT FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES

Course Description


This course is designed to develop the students’ ability to communicate effectively in the field of Health Science. Tasks and activities suggested are discipline-based involving the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

 
BEL 422/420 -REPORT WRITING

Course Description


This course introduces students to the practical aspects of preparing and presenting reports both orally and in written form. Students are taught to employ the language skills and strategies necessary to write a report based on a combination of primary and secondary research. Students will also be taught the skills of adapting the written report for oral presentation

 
BEL 432 -BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Course Description


This course is designed to help students improve their skills in business correspondence. It will equip students with appropriate strategies and language to write effective business letters, memos and emails. Students will also be taught to analyse business letters, memos and emails and to respond to them correctly and effectively. Students will be exposed to a variety of business correspondence situations.

 
BEL 442 -READING FOR RESEARCH

Course Description


This course is designed to help students develop reading and writing skills for research. The lecturer will guide students through every stage of the process.

 
BEL 452 - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY WRITING

Course Description

The course focuses on developing students’ ability to write executive summaries. Students are taught to summarise key information using a variety of texts such as articles from the Internet or discipline - based reports.

 
BEL 462 - READING AND CRITICAL THINKING

Course Description

This course is designed to develop students’ ability to read analytically and think critically. It focuses on the relationship between reading and critical thinking and provides students with a structured method for interpreting content and organization of written texts. Tasks and activities suggested are discipline-based.

 
BEL 472 - LANGUAGE APPRECIATION

Course Description

This is a course for students to develop the strategies and skills necessary for effective language appreciation of literary texts (poems, short stories and plays) and to develop their appreciation for these texts. Course work focuses on the reading, understanding and appreciation of texts which use language creatively. Students are taught to appreciate, discuss and orally present their understanding of poetry, short story and drama

 
BEL 482 - BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

Course Description

This is a course for students to develop specific language skills to communicate effectively in work-related contexts. Emphasis is placed on the importance of communicative aspects of conducting discussions and meetings. Students will also be taught to interact in discussions and to conduct meetings effectively according to correct meeting procedures.

 
BEL 492 - PRESENTATION SKILLS

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

 
BEL 499 - COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

Course Description

This course aims to provide students with the necessary skills to perform at employment interviews. Students are prepared to design resumes, write application letters and are guided to answer questions posed at employment interviews. The course also provides students with communication and interpersonal skills essential for their personal and professional growth


Contact Person

For further enquiries, please contact :

The Head of Department of English Language & Linguistics (Academic)
Academy of Language Studies
UiTM Malaysia
40450 Shah Alam
Selangor D.E.
Phone  : +603 5544 2498
email    :
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Coordinator of Department of English Language & Linguistics (Academic)
Academy of Language Studies
UiTM Malaysia
40450 Shah Alam
Selangor D.E.
Phone  : +603 5544 2400 ext 2486, 8260, 2456