IN line with the Chinese Government's commitment to upgrade its officials through professional development, a group of them recently attended an 11-week English language programme at Inti College.
It was conducted by a team of experts and translators from the School of Languages and Liberal Arts (SOLLA) who specialise in communication, language proficiency, presentation and translation.
To cater to the needs of the officials, classes were conducted informally to enable them to communicate through interaction and informal dialogue.
Trips were also made to historical Malacca, factories and IT companies for an experiential learning environment.
“I have learned to converse in English with more confidence from the experience and exposure acquired,” said Armee Zhang, from China's Northern Free Trade Zone.
Grace Zhang, from the Shenzhen Free Trade Zone administrative bureau, said the course improved her skills in translation, interpretation and presentation.
During the certificate presentation ceremony, Inti College president Tan Yew Sing said the programme established good ties between China and Malaysia and gave the participants valuable exposure to the different cultures in Malaysia.
The collaboration paves the way for Inti to be the first private college in Malaysia to implement TM Net's seamless and integrated enterprise-wide network connectivity for multiple sites, and web-enable all its academic and administrative processes. Inti's main network server for e-Campus has a bandwidth of at least 155 Mbps Internet connectivity.
With this collaboration, Inti College will have the biggest Internet bandwidth, with 20 Mbps Internet connectivity.
To enhance the e-Community, TM Net will also provide its latest Wi-Fidelity (WiFi)-based mobile broadband service, tmnet hotspot, which allows students to access the Net using their personal laptops and PDAs, anytime and anywhere within the campus.
Other facilities include unified communication services and the Campus Short Messaging System (SMS) which allows the delivery of applications, such as releasing examination results and lecture schedules to students.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by Energy, Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Amar Leo Moggie.