Academy of Language Studies

 

Fathiyah Ahmad@ Ahmad Jali
Head of Learning Centre
Academy of Language Studies
Academic Affairs Division
Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Kedah
Tel : 04-456 2166
Fax : 04-456 2234
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INTRODUCTION

The Academy of Language Studies (ALS) offers foreign language courses to fulfill the specific needs and demands by the other departments of UiTM Kedah.  Besides English, the Department also offers other Asian and European languages including Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese and German.  As a part of Academy of Language Studies (ALS) of UiTM, the mission and vision of the Department are fully aligned to complement ALS in specific and UiTM in general. The immediate goal of the Department is to equip all students of UiTM Kedah with the essential language skills as to excel in their respective academic discipline, and also the added value of being multilingual as to compete in the local and global job markets. The teaching staff of the Department are all qualified language educators and their rich experience in language teaching has added immeasurable strength to the Department.


The Department is not only fully committed to faithfully execute the language curriculum formulated by ALS, but it also constantly explores various avenues to expand and develop in line with the aspirations of ALS. Besides offering language courses to the students of UiTM Kedah, the Department is also actively involved in the areas of in-house and corporate training, skill enhancement and community services.

a) Kursus Kemahiran Bahasa (KKB)
Kursus Kemahiran Bahasa (KKB) provides language proficiency courses to the academic and administrative staff of UiTM Kedah who wish to learn another language on a part-time basis. These courses are also extended to the corporate organizations and general public upon request. The languages offered are English, Mandarin and Japanese. The inclusion of other foreign languages like German and Korean is in the pipeline.

b) MUET Workshops
In collaboration with the Department of Academic Affairs, the Department of Language Studies also organizes MUET workshops for the students of UiTM Kedah twice a year, normally a few weeks before the scheduled Malaysian University English Test. The workshops aim to sufficiently prepare the students with the various language skills necessary for them to sit for MUET. 

c) Community Services
In understanding the importance of charity and sharing of knowledge, the Department of Language Studies has made community services an integral part of its mission in which all staff of the department are expected to play a role. To this end, various activities have been planned and organized as to benefit the local community, especially the schools.

d) Language Skill Modules
Academy of Language Studies (APB), Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Kedah offers specific language skill modules to participants from all walks of life to learn English and foreign languages. The purpose  of  these modules  is  to  provide  an  avenue  to  interested  Malaysian  public  to  learn  and harness specific language skills that will propel them to greater success in their career. The main focus of the language modules is on language structures, vocabulary as well as on the four language skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking. If you need further information, please email your queries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

e) APB UiTM Kedah Study Tours
 Professional Cultural and Study Tour by Academy of Language Studies, UiTM Kedah Branch is specially arranged for individuals who are interested in the Malaysian culture, its language and its people. If the teachers or individuals would like to immerse themselves longer in our cultures, explore more challenging places of interest and be up close and personal with the Malaysians we can also devise customised tour to fit their request. If you need further information, please email your queries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Link to the Official Portal of the Academy of Language Studies , UiTM Malaysia