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yvonnefoong
15-05-2005, 11:04 PM
Hello!

I am new here because my friend told me how responsive the members here are. I am a resident of Subang Jaya SS15 who wishes to further my studies.

My interest lies in the area of languages and communication. I am thinking of a diploma or degree in English. I am a SPM certificate holder. So far, I came across a few local colleges offering English. They're Unitar, Sedaya University College and one college in Johor I forgot the name of.

For some reasons, I cannot go to another state and I am not interested in the subjects that pre-U courses offer.

Does anyone know of any other colleges offering BA or diploma in English?

Thanks in advance for your info.

bobkee
16-05-2005, 06:25 PM
If you intend to pursue a Bachelor's degree, generally you'll need to have a pre-university qualification, ie. STPM / polytechnic diploma / A-Levels etc

With an STPM, you'll probably have more options.

Here's what I have found so far :

University of Malaya (UM)
Bach of Languages & Linguistics (English) (http://www.um.edu.my/ccm/navigation/academics/faculties/FLL/programmes/)
- Kuala Lumpur
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University College Sedaya International (UCSI)
BA in English Language & Communications (http://www.ucsi.edu.my/prog_soc_lib_elc.asp)
- Kuala Lumpur
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Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR)
Bach of English (http://www2.unitar.edu.my/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&id=4&id=74&Itemid=41)
- Petaling Jaya
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Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College (KLIUC)
Certificate, Diploma & Bachelor degree courses in English for Business (http://www.kliuc.edu.my/program/sol.html)
- Kuala Lumpur
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Meteor Regional Centre for Excellence in English (MERCEE)
Certificate & Post-Graduate Diploma Courses in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) (http://www.meteor.com.my/mercee.htm)
- Kuala Lumpur
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British Council
Courses in English at various levels (http://www.britishcouncil.org/malaysia-english.htm)
- Kuala Lumpur

I hope the little non-exhaustive list above helps. :)

Cheers,

yvonnefoong
16-05-2005, 09:19 PM
Hello Bobkee,

Thank you for the info. I wouldn't mind going thru a diploma course and later complete a degree.

The one in Mercee and British council are for professionals. Actually I am also keeping my options open about what course I want to study.

Thank you again for the kind help and do keep in touch.

-Yvonne

mysticalangel
17-05-2005, 11:58 AM
Hi

UPM's faculty of modern languages and communication is pretty good. Alternatively, if you want to go into teaching with English, u can start with the Centre for English Language I think in Bdr Tun Razak, its a part of the teachers training thingy where they'll actually eventually send people to UK for their BA. Dont know if its still in place. I remembered applying for it last time when I was contemplating my career choice.

As for communications, having being a communications graduate, there are various places to start. UTAR has pretty good communications programme (diploma that is) and private colleges is IACT or even LimKokWing (if u have tons of marnee). IACT specializes in the areas of communications & have pretty good faculty members. Tho, I suppose UTAR's cheaper. I dont know about the pricing since I got my BA in Comm from the US. Tho having lectured before in COmmunications, I have some information. PM me if you need more info. Hope this helps.

yvonnefoong
17-05-2005, 03:01 PM
Hello Mysticalangel, thank you for your input. I think I'd better reply here so others who have the same query can refer to our correspondence. :)
I have also thought about communications since its a more 'available' course but I do have one problem to that tho' and that is poor hearing. I have gone through several course outlines and discover that communication actually concentrates on the media. I am more interested in printed media and literary work instead of showing my face on TV. :-

Do correct me if my assumptions are wrong. Or do you have a better choice for me? I am going to do a search on the Centre for English Language.

mysticalangel
17-05-2005, 04:48 PM
Hello Mysticalangel, thank you for your input. I think I'd better reply here so others who have the same query can refer to our correspondence. :)
I have also thought about communications since its a more 'available' course but I do have one problem to that tho' and that is poor hearing. I have gone through several course outlines and discover that communication actually concentrates on the media. I am more interested in printed media and literary work instead of showing my face on TV. :-

Do correct me if my assumptions are wrong. Or do you have a better choice for me? I am going to do a search on the Centre for English Language.

Most colleges offers a broad spectrum of communications classes here in Malaysia and its not necessarily broadcasting. UTAR offers courses in journalism (that's print media) then again, many communications people did other areas of mass communications before venturing out in their fields. The only area which really requires alot of training is broadcast journalism which is very specific. Things like marketing communications, public relations etc..., its more built by passion and experience. FYI, broadcast journalism/broadcasting doesnt necessary means showing your face on tv. With broadcast journalism one can write scripts, produce a movie/show etc....tv hosting is a skill that doesnt require a proper broadcasting qualification, what is needed is a good command of language (pronounciation etc...), presentable (usually good looks) and a natural in front of the camera. One of my best buddies in university currently produces shows for NBC back in the US and also, she has the looks, natural factor and language, she is happier producing than reporting.

One thing about journalism tho. If its passion that drives you to journalism its fine but if its financial, most journo in Malaysia can tell you that it sucks, sadly unlike in Western coutries, journalist arent a very highly regarded profession.

I forgotten what is the name of the Centre in Bdr Tun Razak but its under the Ministry of Education thingy. One of my friend was sent to UK under the scholarship.

mysticalangel
17-05-2005, 04:59 PM
Hi

I managed to talk to my friend. The college is called Maktab Perguruan Ilmu Khas in Bdr Tun Razak.