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The need of english language training programmes in continuing education

Mohd. Yunus, Mohd. Zulkifli and Abdul Raof, Abdul Halim and Abdul Rahman, Rozafrina and Mohd. Amin, Adib Muliyani (2012) The need of english language training programmes in continuing education. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 56 . pp. 396-404. ISSN 1877-0428


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The increasing demand for skilled and well-balanced personnel due to the advent of K-economy and globalization has led the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) to develop a higher education environment that supports the growth of continuing education in Malaysia. UTMSPACE, since its inception in 1994, has expanded its role in providing English language training through the establishment of the English Language and Preparatory Programme Unit (UBIPP) in 2007. There are demands for English short courses and tailor-made programmes such as English Communication Skills at the Workplace, Oral Presentation Skills and Technical Writing Workshop from the private and public sectors. This paper focuses on the need for retraining of English language competency in continuing education for employees at the workplace. Feedback from training providers, industrial and government sectors are crucial in determining the type of language training needed. The outcome of this paper may provide some insights for future improvement and development in providing lifelong learning to enhance strategic alliances with local and foreign higher educational institutions in the field of training development and continuing education.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:lifelong learning, retraining, English language training
Subjects:L Education
ID Code:33600
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:11 May 2014 05:04
Last Modified:14 Oct 2018 08:19

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