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ENGLISH LANGUAGE

PRE DIPLOMA

ENGLISH FOR PRE DIPLOMA I (ELC010)

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.

ENGLISH FOR PRE DIPLOMA II (ELC020)

This course is designed to reinforce the language skills learnt in ELC010. The target group is pre-diploma students who do not manage to enter the Diploma programme. It focuses on the four language components which are reading, writing, listening and speaking. The teaching of grammar is integrated into the four language components.

ENGLISH FOR PRE DIPLOMA (ELC030)

This course is designed to improve the language ability of pre-diploma students whose proficiency is at elementary level. It focuses on the four language components which are reading, writing, listening and speaking. The teaching of grammar is integrated into the four language components.

DIPLOMA

INTEGRATED LANGUAGE SKILLS I (ELC121)

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.

INTEGRATED LANGUAGE SKILLS II (ELC151)

This course is designed to help students become confident and independent readers. Specifically, students will be exposed to intensive reading skills which include skimming and scanning, recognizing structures and mechanics used in texts, summarizing and evaluating texts. By exposing them to a variety of reading materials and short stories, extensive reading strategies are introduced to create enjoyable reading experiences outside the classroom and to enrich and strengthen their knowledge of words. In addition speaking and listening skills are integrated into the course to help students perform effectively and competently in the social and academic interaction. This course aims to raise their proficiency.

INTEGRATED LANGUAGE SKILLS III (ELC231)

This course is designed to equip students with the necessary writing skills to help them improve their written English. This is conducted by integrating reading, speaking skills with the emphasis is on writing skills. This course also aims to equip students with the necessary skills to discuss arguments and 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 

ENGLISH FOR CRITICAL ACADEMIC READING (ELC501)

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 organisation of written texts. Tasks and activities suggested are discipline-based.

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC WRITING (ELC550)

This course focuses on developing students’ ability to write academic texts. It provides students with a structured method for paraphrasing, summarising and organising the content of written texts. This course also enhances students’ critical thinking skills to synthesise and evaluate academic texts using a standardised reference/ citation format.

ENGLISH FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS (ELC590)

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.

ENGLISH FOR PROFESSIONAL INTERACTION (ELC650) 

This course is designed to equip students with interpersonal skills necessary to help them focus on their personal growth and development as professional individuals. By introducing students to language functions essential for developing interpersonal skills, the course is designed to help them to communicate and interact in the workplace. Specifically, students will be exposed to a wide range of language norms and conventions that are used daily to interact with individuals and groups in the workplace. This course aims to equip students with core communication skills for both interpersonal and workplace communication which include verbal and non-verbal communication skills, conversational skills, listening skills, clarifying skills and reflection skills. By introducing students to language functions essential for developing core communication skills, the course is designed to develop their interaction skills specifically in the areas of working in groups and teams, questioning and negotiating, problem solving and decision making in a wide range of professional tasks and interpersonal contexts. Overall, the focus is on developing students’ interpersonal skills which will allow them to manage interactions with others in a positive manner. Students are encouraged to adopt a communicative approach when using the language.They are provided opportunities to observe and develop competency in interpersonal skills through activities like role plays, group discussions, video critiques, case studies and work-related simulations.

ENGLISH FOR REPORT WRITING (EWC661)

This course teaches students how to develop a range of essential written communication skills using common report writing conventions to produce an effective investigative report. In doing so, it also enables students to further improve their skills in retrieving and eliciting information related to the issue at hand. Besides that, it provides a platform for students to inform and persuade when presenting a proposal. In tandem, it reinforces teamwork skills through establishing good rapport among the team members throughout the report preparation. At the end of the course, students will collaboratively produce the report which has great quality, clarity and impact.

 

THIRD LANGUAGES - DIPLOMA COURSES 

JAPANESE

TJC101 (FOUNDATION JAPANESE LEVEL I)

This is the first of a three part programme for Japanese Language Course. The syllabus ranges from the basic Japanses structures to cultured information.  It helps to equip the students with basic communicative competence.  This course also introduces some basic Japanese Cultural elements to the students.

TJC151 (FOUNDATION JAPANESE LEVEL II)

This is the second of a three part program for Japanese language course. Katakana characters will be introduced. The syllabus ranges from the basic Japanese structures to cultured information. It helps to equip the students with introductory communicative competence.

TJC201 (FOUNDATION JAPANESE FOR TOURISM LEVEL I)

This is the third of a four parts program for the foundation Japanese Language course. The syllabus ranges from the basic Japanese structures to cultured information. It helps to equip the students with basic communicative competence for them to use the language in their working area. Reading and writing skills are in Romanized script.

TJC251 (FOUNDATION JAPANESE FOR TOURISM LEVEL II)

This is the last of a four parts program for the foundation Japanese Language course. The syllabus ranges from the basic Japanese structures to cultured information. It helps to equip the students with basic communicative competence for them to use the language in their working area. Reading and writing skills are in Romanized script.

MANDARIN

TMC101 (FOUNDATION MANDARIN LEVEL I)

The Foundation Mandarin course is intended for students who have no background in Mandarin or any character-based language.  This is the first of a two level Mandarin Language program designed specifically for diploma students. The students will be taught appropriate elementary 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 culture will also be introduced in this course.

TMC151 (FOUNDATION MANDARIN LEVEL II)

The Foundation Mandarin (level II) course is intended for students who have no background in Mandarin or any character-based language. This is the second of a two-level Mandarin Language program designed specifically for UiTM Diploma students. The students will be taught appropriate elementary 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, impromptu speech 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 (Romanized Mandarin). In addition, Chinese culture (Chinese characters) will also be introduced in this course.

TMC 201 (FOUNDATION MANDARIN FOR TOURISM LEVEL I)

The Foundation Mandarin for Tourism (level I)  course is intended for students who have no background in Mandarin or any character-based language. This  is  the  first  of  a two-level Mandarin Language program designed specifically for UiTM Diploma  students  majoring in Hotel and Tourism Management. The students will be taught appropriate elementary 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, impromptu speech 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 (Romanized Mandarin). In  addition, Chinese  culture (Chinese  characters) will  also be introduced in this course.

TMC 251 (FOUNDATION MANDARIN FOR TOURISM LEVEL II)

The Foundation Mandarin for Tourism (level II) course is intended for students who have no background in Mandarin or any character-based language. This is the second of a two-level Mandarin Language programme designed specifically for UiTM Diploma students majoring in Hotel and Tourism Management. The students will be taught appropriate elementary 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, impromptu speech 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 (Romanized Mandarin). In addition, Chinese culture (Chinese characters) will also be introduced in this course.

FRENCH

TFC203 (FOUNDATION FRENCH FOR HOTEL MANAGEMENT LEVEL I)

This is the first of a two semester French Language course designed specifically for Diploma students (Hotel and Tourism Management). This course includes an integration of the four language skills using appropriate situational contexts with emphasis on daily situational communication in the hospitality industry.

TFC253 (FOUNDATION FRENCH FOR HOTEL MANAGEMENT LEVEL II)

This is the second of a two semester French Language course designed specifically for Diploma students (Hotel and Tourism Management). This course includes an integration of the four language skills using appropriate situational contexts in the hotel and tourism industry. The students will acquire the necessary skills through language functions and grammar.

TFC202 (FOUNDATION FRENCH FOR CULINARY ARTS LEVEL I)

This is the first of a two-semester French language course designed specifically for students pursuing the Diploma in Culinary Arts of the Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, UiTM. This course includes an integration of the four language skills which will enable students to develop a satisfactory level of fluency and confidence in using French as a functional tool for social interaction and communication. Students are required to pass this course as part of the university requirement.

TFC252 (FOUNDATION FRENCH FOR CULINARY ARTS LEVEL II)

This is the second of a two-semester French language course designed specifically for students pursuing the Diploma in Culinary Arts of the Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, UiTM. This course includes an integration of the four language skills which will enable students to develop a satisfactory level of fluency and confidence in using French as a functional tool for social interaction and communication. Students are required to pass this course as part of the university requirement.

THIRD LANGUAGES - DEGREE COURSES

ARABIC

TAC401 (INTRODUCTORY ARABIC LEVEL I)

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)

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)

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.

JAPANESE

TJC401 (INTRODUCTORY JAPANESE LEVEL I)

This is the first of a three part programme for Basic Japanese Language Course.  Hiragana characters will be introduced.  The syllabus ranges from the basic Japanses structures to cultured information.  It helps to equip the students with basic communicative competence.  This course also introduces some basic Japanese Cultural elements to the students.

TJC451 (INTRODUCTORY JAPANESE LEVEL II)

This is the second of a three part programme for Japanese language course. Katakana characters will be introduced. The syllabus ranges from the basic Japanese structures to cultured information. It helps to equip the students with introductory communicative competence.

TJC501 (INTRODUCTORY JAPANESE LEVEL III)

This is the third of a three part programme for Introductory Japanese Course.  Romanize script will be used. The syllabus ranges from the basic Japanese structures to cultured information.  It helps to equip the students with basic communicative competence.  This course also introduces some basic Japanese Cultural elements to the students.

MANDARIN

TMC401 (INTRODUCTORY MANDARIN LEVEL I)

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)

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)

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.

FRENCH

TFC401 (INTRODUCTORY FRENCH LEVEL I)

This course is the first stage of the Introductory Level of the French Language programme. Students taking this course are exposed to the vocabulary, grammar and French phrases as well as basic conversational French 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 French phrases relevant to foundation level.

TFC451 (INTRODUCTORY FRENCH LEVEL II)

This is the second of a three semester French language course designed specifically for students in the Bachelor’s degree programme at UiTM where a pass in the third language is a university requirement. This course includes an integration of the four language skills which will enable students to develop a satisfactory level of fluency and confidence in using French as a functional tool for social interaction and communication. Verbal and non-verbal communication skills are taught with visual aids. Students are also taught to anticipate and respond to questions appropriately. This course also provides relevant cultural and social elements.

TFC501 (INTRODUCTORY FRENCH LEVEL III)

This is a course for students to develop the strategies and skills necessary for effective oral presentations and basic written skills. This course enables students to develop a satisfactory level of fluency and confidence in using French as a functional tool for social interaction and communication. Students also learn some aspects of French culture and civilization.

GERMAN

TGC401 (INTRODUCTORY GERMAN LEVEL I)

This course is the first stage of the Introductory Level of the German Language. This course is designed for undergraduates who intend to equip themselves with a basic knowledge of spoken and written German. It will also enable them to develop a satisfactory level of oral fluency and confidence in using German as a functional tool of social interaction and communication.

TGC451 (INTRODUCTORY GERMAN LEVEL II)

This course is the second stage of the Introductory Level of the German Language. This course is designed for undergraduates who intend to equip themselves with a introductory knowledge of spoken and written German. It will also enable them to develop a satisfactory level of oral fluency and confidence in using German as a functional tool of social interaction and communication.

TGC501 (INTRODUCTORY GERMAN LEVEL III)

This course is the third stage of the Introductory Level of the German Language. This course is designed for undergraduates who intend to equip themselves with a introductory knowledge of spoken and written German. It will also enable them to develop a satisfactory level of oral fluency and confidence in using German as a functional tool of social interaction and communication.