Malay Language


The following courses are offered:
Bahasa Malaysia (for Student)
LKM 100/2     Bahasa Malaysia I
LKM 400/2     Bahasa Malaysia IV (Teaching Guide)

Bahasa Malaysia Course (for Academic Staff)
LKM 003/2 - Bahasa Malaysia Peringkat Maju (Advanced Bahasa Malaysia) (Teaching Guide)
The objective of this course is to improve the proficiency in Bahasa Malaysia of academic staff so that they can conduct lectures as well as write articles and books in Bahasa Malaysia effectively. Staff should acquire sufficient language proficiency in speaking, writing and conducting lectures in order to pass this course.
This course consists of three components: writing, oral and lecture-based language performance tests. The writing component comprises various types of essay writing, translation (translating a wide range of texts from English into Malay) and grammar. The oral component and the lecture-based language performance test focus on language use with emphasis on gammar and pronunciation.

LKM 100 – Bahasa Malaysia I (Elementary)
This course is specially designed to be a simple introduction to the learning of Bahasa Malaysia by foreign students, graduate students, non-graduating students and foreign contract staff. It is offered every semester over 14 weeks with 4 contact hours per week. The course covers the four language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing. The first two skills are integrated in the oral component of the course whereas the other two skills are dealt with in the writing component. At the end of the course, students should be able to speak, read and write simple Bahasa Malaysia in daily situations.
LKM 400 – Bahasa Malaysia IV (Advanced)
This course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to use Bahasa Malaysia effectively for social, occupational and professional purposes. The course emphasizes the four language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing. Listening and speaking are integrated and the focus will be on achieving not only appropriateness and functional effectiveness but also phonological accuracy in speech. The reading and writing components will emphasize grammatical and semantic accuracy. Topics for essay writing will provide students with the opportunity to learn logical processes related to analysis, synthesis and exposition.