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Understanding CEFR and English in Higher Education with Adjunct Professor Prof. Zuraidah Mohd Don

UTM Language Academy has organised a Knowledge Sharing Session regarding CEFR and English in Higher Education by Prof Zuraidah Mohd Don. The session included practical tasks in determining the language activities, proficiency levels, filling the gaps, communicative language competence and detailed descriptors in CEFR, so they can be used to improve the syllabi, materials, testing and evaluation of English subjects.

LA Welcomes New Adjunct Professor Prof. Zuraidah Md. Don

Language Academy staff were privileged to welcome Prof Zuraidah Bte Md Don, the adjunct professor of the academy to an inspiring talk about The Growth Mindset and Challenges and Success in Academia. In this talk, Prof. Zuraidah shared her own experiences of success...

The First JLPT Conducted in Johor Bahru

The exam is conducted globally in 286 centres on the same day every year which is on the 1st Sunday of July and 1st Sunday of December. In Malaysia, we have 5 centres; KL, Penang, Ipoh, Kota Kinabalu and the latest edition, since 2011, in Johor Bahru at UTM.

Delegates of Politeknik Pariwisata Makassar Visits FSSH, UTM Johor Bahru

Politeknik Pariwisata Makassar is one of the state tourism institutions in the eastern part of Indonesia under the supervision of the Tourism Ministry of Indonesia. The delegation was headed by Drs. Muhammad Arifin Dangnga, (Director), accompanied by Herry Rachmat Widjaja, (Head of academic, students and general administration affair), Dr. Muhammad Arfin Muhammad Salim (Head of Research and Community Services Center), Mr Darwis Sabang, Mrs Surya Dewi Tantu and Ms Imas Masrina (Ministry of Tourism, Indonesia). 

IRDA Launches IMB2P and West Johor Strait Illustrated Heritage in Collaboration with UTM

JOHOR BAHRU, 18 Oct. – Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) has launched the Iskandar Malaysia Beyond Boundaries Programme (IMB2P) and Illustrated Heritage of West Johor Strait coffee table book at Big Wheel, Iskandar Puteri.

The launch event was officiated by YB Mohd Khuzzan Abu Bakar, the State Youth, Sports and Culture Committee Chairman and attended by Mr. Michael Chang, Chief Executive Officer of Big Wheel and Mr. Ghazali Bunari, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia senior lecturer (UTM), who is also the Project Manager and author of the West Johor Strait Illustrated Heritage.

Language Academy Meeting

The details are as follows: Date :  9 October 2018 Time : 2.30 - 5.00 pm Venue: Seminar Room 1, D05 See you there.


UTM Open Day 2018 organised by  UTM Student Recruitment and Admission Division (SRAD) was held on 12 August 2018 at its main campus in Skudai. Being the Malaysia’s Top University to Engineering and Technology education, UTM attracted nearly 250 students on its one day...