UNIVERSITY REQUIRED COURSES
UVW110/2 BASIC MALAY LANGUAGE (FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Course synopsis :

The aim of this course is to develop students’ ability to use the language effectively for purposes of practical communication. The course is based on the linked language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, and these are built on as students’ progress through their studies. The syllabus also aims to offer insights into the culture and civilization of countries where the language is spoken, thus encouraging positive attitudes towards language learning.

Prerequisite :

 This course is to be registered by all International students EXCEPT students from countries where the Malay Language is used as their national language or spoken language, e.g. students from Indonesia, Brunei and Singapore.

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand basic structure of Malay language grammar.
  2. Explain simple words in Malay language.
  3. Connect and build relations between simple sentences in Malay language.

 References :

Hawkins, Joyce M. (Ed). (2006). Kamus dwibahasa Oxford Fajar Inggeris – Melayu     Melayu – Inggeris (edisi keempat). Selangor: Oxford Fajar Sdn. Bhd.

Noor Asliza Abdul Rahim, Abdul Jalil Ramli, Zuhairah Idrus & Suhaidah Said (2009). Modul bahasa Melayu asas. Perlis : Universiti Malaysia Perlis.

Othman Puteh, Talib Abdullah & L. Shirley (2009). Kamus bergambar (edisi kelima).   Selangor: Oxford Fajar Sdn. Bhd.

Suhaidah Said, Nor Suhaila Che Pa, Noor Asliza Abdul Rahim, Zuhairah Idrus & Abdul Jalil Ramli  (2012). Modul bahasa Melayu asas (edisi kedua). Perlis : Unit Penerbitan UniMAP.

Zarina Othman, Roosfa Hashim & Rusdi Abdullah (2012). Modul komunikasi bahasa Melayu antarabangsa. Bangi: Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

UVW410/2 UNIVERSITY MALAY LANGUAGE

Course synopsis :

The objective of the course is to expose students to the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The listening and speaking skills are merged, and focus is given not only on forms and functions, but also on pronunciation. The reading and writing skills; on the other hand, emphasize on accuracy and grammar, structure and semantics (meaning). Topics for essay writing provide opportunity for students to explore analysis processes, syntax and elaboration.

Prerequisite : 

  • NIL

 Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply different aspects oral and written language skills.
  2. Analyze language and grammar application in the contexts given.
  3. Debate using critical and analytical form of language.

 References :

 Anwar Ridhwan & Lai Choy.(2008). Kamus kata berimbuhan DAYA. Selangor:
Penerbitan Minda (M) Sdn.Bhd.

Asmah Haji Omar. (2006). Panduan wacana akademik teori dan penerapan.
Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. (2005). Kamus Dewan (edisi ke-4). Kuala Lumpur:
Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

N.A. Salleh. (2009). Cara mudah mengenal pasti kesalahan lazim dalam bahasa
Melayu
. Selangor: Perintis Books Sdn.Bhd.

Nik Safiah Karim, Farid M.Onn, Hashim Hj.Musa & Abdul Hamid Mahmood. (2006).
Tatabahasa Dewan (edisi baharu). Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan
Pustaka.

Samsudin Wahab. (2008). Surat, minit mesyuarat,dokumen perniagaan dan
laporan
. Kuala Lumpur: PTS Professional Publishing Sdn.Bhd.

Sulaiman Masri, Abdullah Yusof & Mohd Ra’in Shaari. (2007). Bahasa Melayu:
Dimensi pengajaran dan pembelajaran.
Kuala Lumpur: Utusan
Publications & Distributors Sdn Bhd.

UVA111/2 FOUNDATION ENGLISH

Course synopsis :

This course is designed to help students perform effectively and competently in social and academic context. The learning of language skills is integrated within a communicative approach with an emphasis on speaking skills. It aims to raise the students’ language proficiency to an intermediate level through the use of language in different context.

Prerequisite :

 All local students must register for this course, EXCEPT those who have:

  1. a) obtained Band 3 and above for Malaysian University English Test (MUET), or
  2. b) passed English III (DVW 311- Cohort 2015/2016 onwards) with minimum grade C, or
  3. c) passed English II (DUW212/DVW212- Cohort 2014/2015 and previous) with minimum grade C.

All international students must register for this course, EXCEPT those who have :

  1. a) passed Intermediate Level for the IEC Course, or
  2. b) obtained TOEFL 337-459/ IELTS 2.5-3.5 and above.

 Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply strategies which will enable them to read scripted and semi-authentic texts.
  2. Use targeted grammatical items correctly.
  3. Compose guided and semi-guided essays.
  4. Engage and contribute to group discussions.

References :

Azar, B.S. (2003) Fundamentals of English Grammar (3rd Edition). Englewood Cliffs, N.J.:Prentice Hall.

Elder, J. (2003) Exercise your college reading skills. New York: McGraw Hill.

Fuchs, M., Bonner, M., & Westheimer, M. (2002) Focus on grammar: An intermediate course for reference and practice. (2nd Edition). New York: Longman.

Langan, J. (2008) College writing skills (7th Edition). Singapore: McGraw Hill.

Macmillan English dictionary for advanced learners. (2011) (2nd Edition). Oxford, United Kingdom: Macmillan Publishers Limited. (Original work published 2002).

Reid, J.M. (2000). The process of composition (3rd Edition). New York: Longman.

UVW211/2 ENGLISH FOR GENERAL PURPOSES

Course synopsis :

This course emphasizes on productive skills; writing and speaking by using authentic materials to help students to become competent users of English. It aims to consolidate students’ English language proficiency and communicative ability. This learner centered course adopts language in context, thematic and skills-based approaches.

Prerequisite :

 All local students with any of the following requirements must sit for this course :

  1. a) Obtained Band 3 for Malaysian University English Test (MUET), or
  2. b) Passed Foundation English with minimum grade C, or
  3. c) Passed English III (DVW311- Cohort 2015/2016) with minimum grade C, or
  4. d) Passed English II (DUW212/DVW212 – Cohort 2014/2015 and previous) with minimum grade C

All international students with either of the following requirements must sit for this course:

  1. a) Those who passed Intermediate Level for the IEC Course, or
  2. b) Those who scored 2.5-3.5 in TOEFL or 337-459 in IELTS.

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Comprehend authentic reading texts of varying levels of complexity.
  2. Apply targeted grammatical items correctly.
  3. Compose guided and semi-guided essays.
  4. Manage arguments in group discussions.

References :

Anthony A. et. al. (2011). Malaysian University English Test. Selangor, Malaysia: Local Publications.

Azar, B.S. (n.d.). Understanding and using English grammar. New York: Pearson Education Inc.

Paul, C. et. al. (2011). The complete text and guide MUET. Malaysia: Arah Pendidikan Sdn. Bhd.

Renn, D. & Cameron, S. (2008). Hemispheres 1. New York: McGraw Hill

Richards, C. et. Al. (2010). Text MUET a strategic approach. Malaysia: Pearson Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

UVW312/2 ENGLISH FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION (ONLY FOR STUDENTS IN ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMES)

Course synopsis :

 This course is designed to prepare engineering and other technical disciplinary students to achieve confidence in extracting, evaluating and synthesizing information with a view to write good technical documents. Various theories of technical communication will be introduced throughout this course. Students will learn how to prepare technical documents as well as on how to write clearly and concisely. Students will also be exposed to primary and secondary research, techniques of analyzing and interpreting different information and applying functional organization in report writing. At the end of the semester, students are required to formally present their research report orally.

Prerequisite :

Students must have either one of these qualifications:

  1. a) Pass Foundation English with minimum grade C
  2. b) Obtained at least a MUET Band 4
  3. c) Obtained TOEFL 525 / IELTS 5.5 and above
  4. d) UniMAP Diploma graduates who have passed Diploma English 1 and 2 with minimum grade C

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic theories and concepts discussed in the course.
  2. Analyze data of relevant information to be used in the report.
  3. Write a technical report with appropriate graphics and formats.
  4. Present written assignment.

References :

 Blicq, R., & Moretto. (2004). Technically Write (6th Ed.). Upper Saddle River,
New Jersey: Pearson.

Ingre, D. (2003). Survivor’s guide to technical writing. Mason, OH: South
Western.

Lannon, J. M., & Gurak, L. J. (2011). Technical Communication (12th Ed.). United
States: Pearson.

Shafiq Hizwari Md. Hashim, Loo Shih Min, Liew Khe Li & Sri Kandy Putri Naru Abdul
Hamid Naru. (2012). Technical Communication for University Students.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Pearson Malaysia.

Smith-Worthington, D., & Jefferson, S. (2011). Technical writing for success (3rd Ed.). United States: South-Western Cengage Learning.

UVW313/2 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (ONLY FOR STUDENTS IN BUSINESS AND NEW MEDIA COMMUNICATION PROGRAMMES)

Course synopsis :

 Using a learner-centred approach, this course is aimed at preparing business students to improve their general academic writing skills by familiarising them with the fundamentals of academic writing. By the end of the semester, students are required to produce an argumentative essay individually, with topics that are related to their respective disciplines. Students are required to conduct library research; both printed and online material such as books, journals, periodicals etc. Apart from that, students are also required to apply the correct form of APA citation style in their essays. Although the primary focus of the course is on writing , this course also provides substantial activities on reading and speaking. Students are required to present their topics orally by the end of the semester.

Prerequisite :

Students must have either one of these qualifications:

  1. a) Pass Foundation English with minimum grade C
  2. b) Obtained at least a MUET Band 4
  3. c) Obtained TOEFL 525 / IELTS 5.5 and above
  4. d) UniMAP Diploma graduates who have passed Diploma English 1 and 2 with minimum grade C

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Conduct library research on topic selected.
  2. Read and respond to academic texts critically.
  3. Plan and write an argumentative essay.
  4. Present their chosen academic topic verbally.

References :

 Bailey, S. (2011). Academic writing: A handbook for international students. (2nd
ed.). NY, USA: Routledge.

Barry, M. (2011). Steps to academic writing. Cambridge, UK: Georgian Press.

Brandt, C. (2009). Read, research and write: Academic skills for ESL students in
higher education
. Wiltshire, UK: SAGE Study Skills Series

Chin, P., Koizumi, Y., Reid, S., Sean Wray,. & Yamazaki, Y. (2011). Academic
writing skills:

Student’s book 1. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Cox, K., & Hill, D. (2011). EAP now! English for academic purposes students’ book.
(2nd ed.). NY, USA: Pearson/Longman.

Rogers, L. (2011). DELTA academic objectives: Writing skills coursebook. ? : Delta
Publishing.

Soles, D. (2009). The essential of academic writing. (2nd ed.). Boston, USA:
Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

OPTIONAL COURSES
UVW112/2 FOUNDATION ENGLISH

Course synopsis :

 This course covers the major aspects of reading, writing, speaking and listening competence and it also includes sub-skills of grammar and dictionary skill. This course is designed to enhance students’ English language proficiency and communicative ability. This course will adopt a learner-centered approach to help students attain good command of the English language.

Prerequisite :

All students must register for this course EXCEPT:

  1. Those who have obtained Band 4 and above for Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
  2. Those who obtained TOEFL 525 / IELTS 5.5 and above
  3. UniMAP Diploma graduates who have passed Diploma English I and II with minimum grade C.

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Comprehend various types of reading texts.
  2. Apply various grammatical items correctly.
  3. Compose main types of essays.
  4. Manage arguments in group discussion.

References :

Azar, B.S. (2003) Fundamentals of English grammar (3rd Edition). Englewood Cliffs, N.J.:  Prentice Hall.

Elder, J. (2008). Exercise your college reading skills. New York: McGraw Hill.

Fuchs, M., Bonner, M., & Westheimer, M. (2000). Focus on grammar: An intermediate course reference and practice. (2nd Edition). New York: Longman.

Langan, J. (2008). College writing skills (7th Edition). Singapore: McGraw Hill.

Macmillan English dictionary for advanced learners. (2011) (2nd ed.). Oxford, United Kingdom: Macmillan Publishers Limited. (Original work published 2002).

Reid, J. M. (2000). The process of composition (3rd Edition). New York: Longman.

UVW114/2 MANDARIN I

Course synopsis :

This course is designed to introduce students to Mandarin language. The course will cover listening, speaking, reading and writing in spoken and written Mandarin. The students will be introduced to Pin Yin which will help them to pronounce accurately. They will be able to read and understand short and simple sentences and able to write simple Chinese characters with the help of Pin Yin. Students will also learn short and simple common daily expressions.

Prerequisite :

Students who register MUST NOT have any formal qualifications in the language at PMR/SPM level; and MUST NOT have followed any education system which uses the language as the medium of instruction.

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize simple Chinese characters with the help of Pin Yin.
  2. Read and understand simple and short sentences with the help of Pin Yin.
  3. Respond to daily common conversation.
  4. Write simple Chinese characters with the help of Pin Yin.

References :

 Lo, J. & Yih,E. (2009). Go! Chinese. Singapore: Cengage Learning Asia Pre Ltd.

Lai, S. Y. & Lim, Y. L. (2010). Shenghuo Huayu! An Introductory Course to the Chinese  Language. Singapore: Cengage Leaning Asia Pre Ltd.

Qin, H. (2011). A Dictionary of Everyday English Metaphors (English-Chinese). Beijing: Peking University Press.

Zhou, X. K. (2009). Dr.Zhou’s Rhymes For Learning Chinese-Book1, Beijing: Peking University Press.

Xu, J. L. (2008). Jia You! Chinese for the Global Communication, Vol.1.  Singapore: Cengage Learning Asia Pre Ltd.

UVW214/2 MANDARIN II

Course synopsis :

 At this level students of Mandarin Language 2 will be introduced to simple use of grammar. Students will able to read and understand longer sentences and conversations. They will learn to write longer sentences with the help of Pin Yin. Students will be introduced to different social contexts through the topics covered as well as introduced to shorts Mandarin songs.

Prerequisite :

Pass Mandarin I with minimum grade C.

 Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Read and understand short dialogues of different social contexts with the help of Pin Yin.
  2. Write simple and short sentences with the help of Pin Yin.
  3. Engage in simple dialogues within different contexts.

 References :

 Lo, J. & Yih, E. (2009). Go! Chinese. Singapore: Cengage Learning Asia Pre Ltd.

Lai, S. Y. &Lim, Y. L., (2010). Shenghuo Huayu! An introductory course to the Chinese Language. Singapore: Cengage Leaning Asia Pre Ltd.

Qin, H. (2011). A dictionary of everyday English metaphors (English-Chinese). Beijing: Peking University Press.

Zhu, X. K. (2009). Dr.Zhou’s rhymes for learning Chinese-Book2, Beijing: Peking University Press.

Xu, J. L., (2008). Jia You! Chinese for the global communication, Vol.1.  Singapore: Cengage Learning Asia Pre Ltd.

UVW314/2 MANDARIN III

Course synopsis :

 

At this level, students of Mandarin Language 3 will be introduced to basic business Mandarin language used in business. Students will be able to read short paragraphs with the help of Pin Yin and able to respond to questions from short paragraphs. Students will also able to write longer sentences with the appropriate Chinese stroke order.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Pass Mandarin II with minimum grade C.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and categorize type of the words from dialogues in Mandarin and recognize about 450 Chinese characters.
  2. Listen and express ideas and feelings as well as apply into different situation and event.
  3. Practise reading long article in various topics with correct pronunciation and write short paragraph.
  4. Use computer programs to type Chinese characters and send electronic mail.

 

References :

 

Lo, J., & Yih, E. (2009). Go! Chinese, Singapore: Cengage Learning Asia Pre Ltd.

Lai, S. Y.& Lim, Y. L. (2010). Shenghuo Huayu! An introductory course to the Chinese Language. Singapore: Cengage Leaning Asia Pre Ltd.

Liu, M. (2007). BBC basic business Chinese. Beijing: Peking University Press.

Qin, H. (2011). A dictionary of everyday English metaphors (English-Chinese). Beijing: Peking University Press.

Xu, J. L. (2008). Jia You! Chinese for the global communication (Vol.2). Singapore :  Cengage Learning Asia Pre Ltd.

UVW414/2 MANDARIN IV

Course synopsis :

 

At this level, students of Mandarin Language 4 are expected to gain more vocabulary from what they have learned from Mandarin III. The topics covered will expose students to practice Mandarin language in business contexts. Students will be able to read and write longer sentences with appropriate grammar and Chinese stroke order without the help of Pin Yin. Students should also be able to hold a conversation in Mandarin especially for business purposes.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Pass Mandarin III with minimum grade C.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Engage in the longer conversations of business contexts.
  2. Read and understand business contexts given without the help of Pin Yin.
  3. Construct longer dialogues with the correct use of grammar without the help of Pin Yin.

 

References :

 

Lo, J. & Yih, E. (2009). Go! Chinese, Singapore: Cengage Learning Asia Pre Ltd.

Lai, S. Y. & Lim, Y. L. (2010), Shenghuo Huayu! An Introductory Course to the Chinese Language. Singapore: Cengage Leaning Asia Pre Ltd.

Liu, M. (2007). BBC Basic Business Chinese. Beijing: Peking University Press.

Qin, H., (2011). A Dictionary of Everyday English Metaphors (English-Chinese). Beijing: Peking University Press.

Xu, J. L., (2008). Jia You! Chinese for the Global Communication, Vol2. Singapore:  Cengage Learning Asia Pre Ltd.

UVW115 /2 THAI I

Course synopsis :

 

This course is designed for students who have no background in Thai language. The course will cover listening, speaking, reading and writing in spoken and written Thai. The students will be introduced to Thai phonetic transcriptions which will help them to pronounce with the correct tone, read and understand short and simple sentences. Students will be able to write simple words and sentences in Thai script. They will also learn short and simple daily expressions.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Students who register MUST NOT have any formal qualifications in the language at PMR/SPM level; and MUST NOT have followed any education system which uses the language as the medium of instruction.

      

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and pronounce simple words and sentences with the correct tone.
  2. Respond to simple common daily expressions and conversations.
  3. Read and understand simple words and sentences with the help of phonetic transcriptions.
  4. Write simple words and sentences with the help of phonetic transcriptions.

 

References :

                       

Becker, B. P. (2003). Thai for beginners. Bangkok: Paiboon Publishing.

Becker, B.P. (2003). Improving your Thai pronounciation. Bangkok: Paiboon Publishing.

Ponmanee, S, (2000), Learn to Read Thai. Chiangmai: Thaigreat.

Tontraseney, W. (1981). Bahasa Thai, Kuala Lumpur : Universiti Malaya.

Wiworn Kasavatana-Dohrs. (2007).Everyday Thai for beginners. Silkworn Book.

UVW215/2 THAI II

Course synopsis :

 

At this level, students will be introduced to simple use of the grammar. Students will learn to read and understand longer sentences and conversations about daily activities. They will learn to write longer sentences with the help of phonetic transcription. Throughout the course, students will have more understanding about Thai culture and practices.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Pass Thai I with minimum Grade C.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Listen and respond to sentences and short dialogues in various topics relating to daily activities.
  2. Express themselves and respond to conversations in different contexts given using the correct tone.
  3. Read using special feature in Thai words and longer sentences correctly with the help of phonetic transcriptions.
  4. Write longer grammatical sentences with correct spelling with the help of phonetic transcriptions.

 

References :

           

Becker, B. P.(2003).Thai for Beginners. Bangkok: Paiboon Publishing.

Ponmanee, S, (2000), Learn to Read Thai. Chiangmai:  Thaigreat.

Becker, B.P, (2003), Improving Your Thai Pronunciation. Bangkok: Paiboon
Publishing.

Wiworn Kasavatana-Dohrs(2007)Everyday Thai for beginners. Silkworn Book.

Tontraseney, W, (1981), Bahasa Thai. Kuala Lumpur : Universiti Malaya.

UVW315/2 THAI III

Course synopsis

 

This course will expand the use of vocabulary relating to social contexts and introduce its use in business contexts. Student will be able to read longer dialogues and paragraphs relating to social and simple business contexts. Students will learn to write complex sentences to produce dialogues relating to topics learned. At this level the phonetic transcription will be used only when necessary.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Pass Thai II with minimum Grade C.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Engage in conversations in different social and business contexts.
  2. Read and demonstrate understanding in short texts of different social and business contexts.
  3. Construct complex sentences with correct use of grammar items to form dialogues relating to different social and business contexts.

References :

           

Becker, B. P.(2003).Thai for Beginners. Bangkok: Paiboon Publishing.

Ponmanee, S, (2000). Learn to Read Thai. Chiangmai:  Thaigreat.

Becker, B.P, (2003). Improving Your Thai Pronounciation. Bangkok: Paiboon Publishing.

Wiworn Kasavatana-Dohrs.(2007). Everyday Thai for beginners. Silkworn Book.

Tontraseney, W, (1981). Bahasa Thai, Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Malaya.

UVW415/2 THAI IV

Course synopsis

 

At this level, students are exposed to vocabulary closely related to business contexts. The topics covered will provide students with practice using Thai language in business contexts. Students will be able to read and write longer dialogues and short paragraphs with the correct use of grammar without the help of phonetic transcription. Students should be able to hold a conversation in Thai especially for business purposes.

 

Prerequisite:

 

Pass Thai III with minimum Grade C.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Read and understand business contexts given without the help of phonetic transcription.
  2. Engage in conversations in different business contexts.
  3. Construct longer dialogues and short paragraphs relating to the business contexts using the correct Thai of grammar.

 

References :

 

Becker, B. P. (2003). Thai for Beginners. Bangkok: Paiboon Publishing.

Ponmanee, S. (2000). Learn to Read Thai. Chiangmai:  Thaigreat.

Becker, B.P, (2003). Improving Your Thai Pronounciation. Bangkok: Paiboon Publishing.

Tontraseney, W, (1981). Bahasa Thai. Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Malaya.

Wiworn Kasavatana-Dohrs.(2007).Everyday Thai for beginners. Silkworn Book.

UVW116/2 ARABIC I

Course Synopsis :

 

This course is designed for beginners with no prior knowledge of Arabic Language. The course covers listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students will be exposed to Arabic characters and correct pronunciation. Students will be able to read and understand short sentences and dialogues. They will learn basic grammar to enable them to write simple sentences in Arabic.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Students who register MUST NOT have any formal qualifications in the language at PMR/SPM level; and MUST NOT have followed any education system which uses the language as the medium of instruction.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Pronounce simple words and sentences correctly.
  2. Respond to common daily expressions and conversations.
  3. Read and understand simple sentences and dialogues.
  4. Write simple words and sentences.

 

References :

 

Abdullah Sulaiman Al-Jarbuk, Tammam Hassan Umar, Mahmud Kamil al-Naqah,

Abdullah Kamil  Al-Abadi, Ali Muhammad Al-Fiqqi & Rusydi Ahmad Taimah  (1984). Taklimu al-Lughah al-Arabiyyah Lighairi al-Natiqin Biha, Al-Mamlakah  al-Arabiyyah al-Saudiyyah. Jamiah Ummu al-Quran.

Muhammad Roihan Hasbullah M.A (Hj.) (2002). Perbualan bahasa Arab untuk peringkat rendah dan menengah. Kuala Lumpur: Pustaka Syuhada.

Sekumpulan guru-guru Bahasa Arab (1987). Al-Jadid al-Lughati al-Araabiyyah Li al-Sanah al-Ula al-Ikdadiyah. Gombak Utara Selangor: Pustaka Markiland.

Bahasa Arab 1 (2002). Bahagian Bahasa Arab, Universiti Sains Malaysia (Pusat Bahasa & Terjemahan).

Zaid Al-Hamid (2001). Pelajaran bahasa Arab untuk semua. Kuala Lumpur: Speedy Self Study System.

Fuad Ifram al-Bustaniy (1986). Al-Munjid Al-Tullab. Beirut, Lubnan: Darul Syarq.

Lingua Phone (2000). London: Lingua Phone Institut Limited.

UVW216/2 ARABIC II

Course Synopsis:

 

At this level, students will learn basic vocabularies. Students will be exposed to more basic grammar and sentence structures.  They will also learn to read and write longer sentences and conversations about daily activities. These will further develop students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Pass Arabic I with minimum Grade C.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Listen and respond to sentences and short dialogues in various topics relating to daily activities.
  2. Express themselves and respond to conversations in different contexts given.
  3. Read and understand longer sentences and dialogues.
  4. Write longer sentences with correct spellings.

 

References :

 

  1. Ridlo. Masduki (Prof.Dr.), H.Chatibul Umam (Prof. Dr.) H. Moh. Matsna (Dr.) (2000). العربية لطلاب الجامعة . Kuala Lumpur: Darul Ulum Press.

Nuhammad Akram  Saaduddin (at all), (1990).       : العربية الفصيحةالقلم

للناطقين بغير ها وبها . Kuala Lumpur: Fajar Ulung Sdn. Bhd. L.B.C. Publishers International Book    Centre.

Ishak Mohd. Rejab (Prof. Madya Dr.) (1987). Kursus bahasa Arab (Bahagian 11). Kuala Lumpur: Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (YADIM).

Ali al-Jarim, Mustafa Amin (1966), النحو الواضح فى قواعد اللغة العربية , Mesir.

Elias A. Elias & Ed. E. Elias (n.d.) ,   القاموس العصري , عربى – انكليزي   Mesir.

Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) , Sharif Hidayatullah , Jakarta, (1977) , العربية بالنماذج  .Jakarta, Indonesia: Bulan Bintang , (Penerbit dan Penyebar buku-buku Teks).

Lingua Phone (2000). London: Lingua Phone Institut Limited.

Sono Cairo Audio, VIDEO CD, (t.t.) , تعليم اللغة العربية للمتحدثين بالانجليزية , Cairo Egypt.

Syed Umar al-Sagaf, Muhamad Khalil Hj. Ahmad dan Mohd. Abdul Rahim , Mohd. Abdul Rahman (2000), اللغة العربية الاتصالية , Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

Universiti Putra Malaysia (t.t.), مذكرة اللغة العربية للمستوى الثالث  , Fakulti Bahasa Moden dan Komunikasi.

Mustaffa Abdullah (terjemahan oleh Siti Rohaya Sarnap & Siti Sujinah Sarnap (2000). Cara mudah belajar bahasa Arab. Sinagpore: JAHABERSA & CD.

Al-said Muhmmad Badawi ( Dr.), (1983), تعليم اللغة العربية لغير الناطقين بها  , Tunisia.

Hassan Bin Hj. Arshad (2000), BAHASA ARAB (al-Qawaid dan al-Maqalah) Universiti Sains Malaysia (Pusat Bahasa & Terjemahan).

UVW316/2 ARABIC III

Course Synopsis:

This course will expand the use of vocabulary relating to daily activities and social contexts. Students will be introduced to use vocabularies learned to produce complete sentences in communication. Students will be able to read longer dialogues and paragraphs relating to daily activities and social contexts. Students will also learn more various grammar items to write complex sentences and dialogues relating to topics learned.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Pass Arabic II with minimum Grade C.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Listen and respond to sentences and short dialogues in various topics relating to daily activities.
  2. Express themselves and respond to conversations in different contexts given.
  3. Read and understand longer sentences and dialogues.
  4. Write longer sentences with correct spellings.

 

References :

 

Mahmud Ismail As-sini (Dr.) (1993). العربية للناشئين : منهج متكامل لغير الناطقين بالعربية. Arab Saudi : Darul Ma’arif Mamlakah.

Nuhammad Akram  Saaduddin (et al.) (1990).       : العربية الفصيحةالقلم

للناطقين بغير ها وبها . Kuala Lumpur: Fajar Ulung Sdn. Bhd. L.B.C. Publishers International Book Centre.

Ishak Mohd. Rejab (Prof. Madya Dr.). (1987). Kursus Bahasa Arab (Bahagian 11). Kuala Lumpur:  Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (YADIM).

Ali al-Jarim, Mustafa Amin (1966). النحو الواضح فى قواعد اللغة العربية . Mesir.

Linguaphone: Rakaman kaset dan buku panduan (1990). London: Linguaphone
Institute Limited, St Giles House.

Sohair Abdul Moneim Sery (1997). Kursus Bahasa Arab (Arabtone). Selangor:
Anglophone (Malaysia). Sdn. Bhd.

Penterjemah : Siti Rohani (2000). Cara mudah belajar Bahasa Arab. Malaysia:
Jahabersa Sdn. Bhd.

UVW416/2 ARABIC IV

Course Synopsis:

 

At this level, students will use expanded vocabulary and focus on producing longer and grammatically correct sentences. Students will be exposed to read longer paragraphs relating to different social and religious contexts. Students are also engaged in writing more complex and longer sentences relating to the topics learned.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Pass Arabic III with minimum Grade C.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Listen and respond to paragraphs and short dialogues of various topics.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of paragraphs and short passages.
  3. Engage in conversations in different contexts.
  4. Construct longer paragraphs and essays with correct application of grammar.

 

References :

 

Ahmad Hassan Ziyat (n.d.).تاريخ الأدب العربي, Darul Kutub Misriyyah, Mesir.

Batras Al-Bustaniy (1989).     أدباء العرب. بيروت : دار النذير,Darul Nazir, Beirut

Abdul Rahman Al-Barquni (1979).   Darul Kitab, Beirutشرح ديوان المتنبي. بيروت : دار الكتاب

Syauqi Dhaif  (n.d.). البارودى رائد الشعر الحديث , Darul Ma’arif, Kaherah, Mesir.

Subhi Soleh (1960). دراسات فى فقه اللغة Darul ‘Ilmi Malayin, Beirut.

Ali Abdul Wahid Wafi (1945). فقه اللغة   Darul Nahdhah, Mesir

Imil Badi’ Ya’kub (1982).العربية وخصائصها فقه اللغة    Darul ‘Ilmi Malayin, Beirut.

UVW117/2 JAPANESE I

Course synopsis:

 

Designed for beginners with no prior knowledge of Japanese Language, this course covers listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students will learn to write 2 types of Japanese Writing System, Hiragana and Katakana. Students will be engaged to classroom interactions, practicing daily greetings and simple conversations.  Students will be introduced to basic elements of the Japanese culture through the topics covered.

 Prerequisite :

 Students who register MUST NOT have any formal qualifications in the language at PMR/SPM level; and MUST NOT have followed any education system which uses the language as the medium of instruction.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and pronounce different Japanese words with the correct tone.
  2. Understand and respond daily life greetings and expressions.
  3. Read and understand simple sentences with reference to the Hiragana and Katakana chart.
  4. Memorize and write basic and modified Japanese characters.

 

References :

 

Ku Mohd Nabil. (2010). Modul Bahasa Jepun II. Pusat Kemahiran Komunikasi dan Keusahawanan, Universiti Malaysia Perlis.

The Association For Overseas Technical Scholarships.(1998). Minnna no Nihongo 1, Tokyo : 3A Corporation.

The Association For Overseas Technical Schorlarships.(1997). Shin Nihongo no Kiso1 (Asian Edition).

Hirai, E. & Miwa, S.(2000).Minna no Nihongo 1 BunkeiRenshuuTyou, Tokyou : 3A Corporation.

Miyagi, S. & Mitsui, A.(1997). Everyday listening in 50 days: Tokyo: Bonjinsha Corporation The Association For Overseas Technical Scholarship(Aots),’Shin Nihongo-No Kiso 1’, Standard Question, 3a Corpration, 1993.

UVW217/2 JAPANESE II

Course synopsis :

 

Students will be exposed to new vocabulary and will begin to use simple sentences in spoken and written Japanese. They will be introduced to simple grammatical and sentence structures. Students will learn how to read and write short sentences. Basic elements of the Japanese culture will be also taught in the topics covered throughout the course.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Pass Japanese I with minimum Grade C.

  

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Listen and respond to daily life conversations.
  2. Read and understand short paragraphs and dialogues given.
  3. Produce simple Japanese sentences and dialogues with the correct pronunciation.
  4. Write simple sentences with references to the Hiragana and Katakana chart using approximately 120 Japanese words given.

 

References :

 

Ku Mohd Nabil. (2010). Modul Bahasa Jepun II. Pusat Kemahiran Komunikasi dan Keusahawanan, Universiti Malaysia Perlis.

Hirai, E. & Miwa, S.(2000). Minna no Nihongo 1BunkeiRenshuuTyou, Tokyo:3A Corporation.

The Association For Overseas Technical Scholarships.(1998). Minnna no Nihongo 1,Tokyo:3A Corporation.

The Association For Overseas Technical Schorlarships. (1997). Shin Nihongo no Kiso 1 (Asian Edition).

Miyagi, S. & Mitsui, A.(1997).Everyday Listening in 50 days: Tokyo: Bonjinsha Corporation

UVW317/2 JAPANESE III

Students will be exposed to expanded vocabulary and higher level grammar, particles and sentence structure. Students will learn reading, writing and speaking longer sentences and dialogues. Throughout the course, students will also learn the elements of Japanese culture in the topics covered.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Pass Japanese II with minimum Grade C.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Respond to conversations in different social contexts.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of longer paragraphs and dialogues.
  3. Construct sentences and dialogues using the correct grammar and particles.
  4. Compose long sentences with reference to the Hiragana and Katakana chart using approximately 300 words.

 

   References :

 

Ku Mohd Nabil. (2010). Modul Bahasa Jepun II. Pusat Kemahiran Komunikasi dan Keusahawanan, Universiti Malaysia Perlis.

The Association For Overseas Technical Scholarships. (1998). Minnna no Nihongo 1,Tokyo:3A Corporation.

The Association For Overseas Technical Schorlarships. (1997). Shin Nihongo no Kiso 1 (Asian Edition).

Hirai, E. & Miwa, S.(2000). Minna no Nihongo 1BunkeiRenshuuTyou, Tokyo:3A Corporation.

Miyagi, S. & Mitsui, A. (1997). Everyday Listening in 50 days: Tokyo: Bonjinsha Corporation

UVW417/2 JAPANESE IV

At this level, students will use expanded vocabulary and focus on producing longer and grammatically correct sentences. They will also use the correct particles in both written and spoken Japanese. Students will be engaged in higher level communicative practice. Basic Chinese Characters (Kanji) will be introduced and students will learn more of Japanese culture elements through the topics covered.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Pass Japanese III with minimum Grade C.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Read and respond to longer paragraphs and dialogues on various topics.
  2. Engage in conversations in different social contexts independently.
  3. Construct longer sentences and paragraphs using the correct grammar and order of particles in spoken and written text.

 

References :

 

Ku Mohd Nabil. (2010). Modul Bahasa Jepun II. Pusat Kemahiran Komunikasi dan Keusahawanan, Universiti Malaysia Perlis.

The Association For Overseas Technical Scholarships. (1998). Minnna no Nihongo 1,Tokyo:3A Corporation.

The Association For Overseas Technical Schorlarships. (1997). Shin Nihongo no Kiso 1 (Asian Edition).

Hirai, E. & Miwa, S. (2000). Minna no Nihongo 1BunkeiRenshuuTyou, Tokyo:3A Corporation.

Miyagi, S. & Mitsui, A.(1997).Everyday Listening in 50 days: Tokyo: Bonjinsha Corporation

UVW118/2 GERMAN I

Course synopsis:

 

The objective of this course is to expose students to German language. Students will gain listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in standard spoken and written German language. Students will recognize the basic elements and structures of the language with an understanding of the culture in which the language is spoken.  Students will be able to construct 4-5 word sentences for the purpose of communication.  Students will also be able to read and comprehend short simple texts.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Students who register MUST NOT have any formal qualifications in the language at PMR/SPM level; and MUST NOT have followed any education system which uses the language as the medium of instruction.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize and pronounce simple words and sentences in German.
  2. Read and understand simple text.
  3. Constructed simple sentences in spoken and written German.

 

References :

 

Gudrun Gotz, Eveline Schwarz.(2011),AussichtenA1.Deutsch als Fremdsprache für  Erwachsene.Stuttgart,Ernst Klett GmbH.

Julia Guess.(2009),Deutsch Aktiv.Berlin und München  Langenscheidt KG.

Dieter Maenner. (2006),Eurolingua Deutsch 1,Berlin, Cornelsen Verlag.

Ulrike Albrecht, Dorothea Dane.(2005),Passwort Deutsch 1 & 2, Stuttgart,  Ernst Klett International GmbH.

Hanns-Josef Ortheil. (2010), Deutsch zum Ausprobieren, München, Sprachinstitut  Treffpunkt.

UVW218/2 GERMAN II

Course synopsis :

 

The objective of this course is to extend students’ knowledge of the German language which they started in German I. Students will continue and expand the basic elements, structures and constructions of the language as well as understand the culture of the people who speak the language. Students will be able to construct longer sentences in both written and spoken for the purpose of communication, express themselves using simple phrases and also to read and comprehend short simple texts.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Pass German I with minimum grade C.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Listen to and discuss on topics related to daily conversation.
  2. Illustrate understanding of short paragraphs and dialogues.
  3. Experiment using grammatical component in sentences in spoken German.
  4. Compose sentences in writing for daily  situations.

 

References :

Gotz, G. Schwarz, E. (2011). AussichtenA1. Deutsch als Fremdsprache für Erwachsene. Stuttgart: Ernst Klett GmbH.

Guess, G. (2009) Deutsch Aktiv. Berlin und München: Langenscheidt KG.

Maenner, D. (2006) Eurolingua Deutsch 1 & 2. Stuttgart: Ernst Klett, International GmbH.

Dane, A.D. (2005). Passwort Deutsch 1 & 2. Stuttgart: Ernst Klett, International GmbH.

Ortheil, H.J. (2010). Deutsch zum Ausprobieren, München: Sprachinstitut Treffpunkt.

UVW318/2 GERMAN III

Course synopsis :

 

The objective of this course is the intorduction to, and use of vocabulary related to social contexts and its use in bussiness contexts. Students will be able to read longer dialogues and paragraphs related to social and simple bussiness contexts. Students will learn to construct longer sentences to produce dialogues related to topics learned.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Pass German II with minimum grade C.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Listen and respond to sentences and   short dialogues of various topics relating to daily activities.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of short paragraphs and texts of different social and business contexts.
  3. Engage in conversations in different social and business contexts.
  4. Construct longer sentences and phrases with correct use of grammar.

 

 References :

 

Gotz, G. Schwarz, E. (2011). AussichtenA1. Deutsch als Fremdsprache für Erwachsene. Stuttgart: Ernst Klett GmbH.

Guess, G. (2009) Deutsch Aktiv. Berlin und München: Langenscheidt KG.

Maenner, D. (2006) Eurolingua Deutsch 1 & 2. Stuttgart: Ernst Klett, International GmbH.

Ortheil, H.J. (2010). Deutsch zum Ausprobieren, München: Sprachinstitut Treffpunkt.

UVW418/2 GERMAN IV

Course synopsis :

 

The objective of this course is to expose and teach the students more complex grammatical forms  and sentence structure as compared to level 1, 2, and 3. Classroom tasks demand a higher level of participation and allow students  to express themselves using the language. Students are exposed to different authentic situations that they would encounter in their future workplace. Students  will also learn how to write essays.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Pass German III with minimum grade C.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Listen and respond to sentences and   longer dialogues of various topics relating to work in social and Business field.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of longer paragraphs and texts of specific business contexts.
  3. Engage in conversations in specific business contexts.
  4. Write essays with correct use of grammar.

 

 

References :

 

Gotz, G. Schwarz, E. (2011). AussichtenA1. Deutsch als Fremdsprache für Erwachsene. Stuttgart: Ernst Klett GmbH.

Guess, G. (2009) Deutsch Aktiv. Berlin und München: Langenscheidt KG.

Maenner, D. (2006). Eurolingua Deutsch 1, Berlin : Cornelsen Verlag

Dane, A.D. (2005). Passwort Deutsch 1&2, Stuttgart : Ernst Klett, International GmbH.

Ortheil, H.J. (2010). Deutsch zum Ausprobieren, München: Sprachinstitut Treffpunkt.

UVW119/2 KOREAN I

Course synopsis:

 

This course is designed for beginners with no prior knowledge of Korean.  It introduces students to the Korean language and covers reading and writing of the Hangul script as well as pronunciation. Starting with greetings, the course proceeds to develop communication through basic grammar, vocabulary and reading skills for simple sentences.  Students will develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in an interactive and integrated manner through theme-based activities that relate to daily life.

 

 

Prerequisite :

 

Students who register MUST NOT have any formal qualifications in the language at PMR/SPM level; and MUST NOT have followed any education system which uses the language as the medium of instruction.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and pronounce the different Hangul words with the correct tone.
  2. Understand and respond to simple daily life greetings and expressions.
  3. Read and understand simple sentences and short dialogues.
  4. Memorize and write simple Korean  sentences with the correct suffixes.

 

References :

 

47 Korean pronunciation for foreigners. (2009). Seoul University, Korea: Language Education Centre.

Easy to learn Korean. (2011). Korea, Seoul: Sungkyun Language Institute.

Kim, J. S., Bang, S. W., Lee, Y., Seo, H. J., & Ahn, M. (2004). Exploring Korean workbook (Beginner’s I). Korea, Seoul: Kyung Hee University Press and the Institute of international Education.

Kim, D. G., Park, Y. H., Oh, S. A., Yu, J. Y., & Lee, H. W. (2005). Korean grammar for foreigners. Korea, Seoul: The National Institute of the Korean Language.

Lee, Z. C. (2007). Queen’ Korean. (2007). Peking, China: Peking University Press.

UVW219/2 KOREAN II

Course synopsis:

 

In this course, students will become more familiar with the morphology of spoken and written Korean. Students will further develop their proficiency in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. These skills will be taught in an interactive and integrated manner through theme-based activities related to everyday life. The course will also enable students to acquire more accurate pronunciation and articulation of Korean words and sentence patterns. By the end of the course, they will have a better understanding of Korean lifestyle and culture and they will be able to use Korean in a variety of social contexts.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Pass Korean I with minimum grade C.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Listen and respond to common daily life conversations.
  2. Read and understand short dialogues and passages of different social situations.
  3. Produce simple Korean sentences and dialogues with the correct pronunciations.
  4. Write sentences and a short paragraph with the correct use of suffixes and sentence structures.

 

References:

 

47 Korean pronunciation for foreigners. (2009). Seoul University, Korea: Language Education Centre.

Easy to learn Korean. (2011). Korea, Seoul: Sungkyun Language Institute.

Kim, J. S., Bang, S. W., Lee, Y., Seo, H. J., & Ahn, M. (2004). Exploring Korean workbook (Beginner’s I). Korea, Seoul: Kyung Hee University Press and the Institute of international Education.

Kim, D. G., Park, Y. H., Oh, S. A., Yu, J. Y., & Lee, H. W. (2005). Korean grammar for foreigners. Korea, Seoul: The National Institute of the Korean Language.

Lee, Z. C. (2007). Queen’ Korean. (2007). Peking, China: Peking University Press.

UVW319/2 KOREAN III

Course synopsis:

 

This course aims to expand students’ language skills by introducing more complex sentence structures, colloquial expressions in different cultural contexts. Classroom tasks in this course naturally demand a higher level of participation and hence incorporate learning through the use of audio-visual materials and class discussion. This course will introduce students to basic business Korean use and culture behavior in dealing business with people from Korea.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Pass Korean II with minimum grade C.

 

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Engage in conversations of different social and business contexts.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of longer texts of the different social and business contexts.
  3. Construct longer sentences and paragraphs with the correct use of suffix and sentence structures.

 

References:

 

47 Korean pronunciation for foreigners. (2009). Seoul University, Korea: Language Education Centre.

Easy to learn Korean. (2011). Korea, Seoul: Sungkyun Language Institute.

Kim, J. S., Bang, S. W., Lee, Y., Seo, H. J., & Ahn, M. (2004). Exploring Korean workbook (Beginner’s I). Korea, Seoul: Kyung Hee University Press and the Institute of International Education.

Kim, D. G., Park, Y. H., Oh, S. A., Yu, J. Y., & Lee, H. W. (2005). Korean grammar for foreigners. Korea, Seoul: The National Institute of the Korean Language.

Lee, Z. C. (2007). Queen’ Korean. (2007). Peking, China: Peking University Press.

UVW419/2 KOREAN IV

Course synopsis:

 

Students are introduced to more complex grammatical forms and sentence structures as compared to level I, II and III. Classroom tasks in this course would demand a higher level of participation and allow students opportunities to express themselves using the language. Students are exposed to use the language in different authentic contexts that they would encounter in their future workplace.

 

Prerequisite :

 

Pass Korean III with minimum grade C.

 

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Read and respond to longer paragraphs and dialogues on various topics.
  2. Engage in conversations in different contexts independently.
  3. Construct longer sentences and paragraphs using the correct grammar structures in both spoken and written forms.

 

References:

 

47 Korean pronunciation for foreigners. (2009). Seoul University, Korea: Language Education Centre.

Easy to learn Korean. (2011). Korea, Seoul: Sungkyun Language Institute.

Kim, J. S., Bang, S. W., Lee, Y., Seo, H. J., & Ahn, M. (2004). Exploring Korean workbook    (Beginner’s I).Korea, Seoul: Kyung Hee University Press and the Institute of International Education

Kim, D. G., Park, Y. H., Oh, S. A., Yu, J. Y., & Lee, H. W. (2005). Korean grammar for foreigners. Korea, Seoul: The National Institute of the Korean Language.

Lee, Z. C. (2007). Queen’ Korean. (2007). Peking, China: Peking University Press.