SERDANG, 2 April - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has endorsed the Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) from the ELS Language Centre as part of the requirements for international students pursuing their studies in UPM.
An MoU was signed between UPM and ELS, an established language centre with a chain of 74 campus ELS Centres in international universities.
UPM Vice Chancellor, Dato’ Ir. Dr. Radin Umar Radin Sohadi said UPM is the first IPTA in the country to establish an on-campus ELS centre that is able to cater to help improve English language competencies among UPM’s international students.
“There is an increasing demand among international students that have requested for UPM to implement a programme which is at par with the other English language competency standards such as TOEFL and IELTS,” he said.
Dr. Radin said the program implementation would not only enable international students to master the English language and provide opportunities to further their studies in UPM but will also help them to adapt to Malaysian culture in a short period of time.
The MoU was signed by Dato’ Ir. Dr. Radin and Mark Harris, who represented ELS and in accordance with the ELS programme having obtained recognition from US Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
News prepared by Muhamad Najkhan Mazlan 03-89466130 (MarComm) and photo by Noor Azreen Awang 03-89466199 (MarComm)
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