Foreign languages seminar

UNIVERSITI Putra Malaysia (UPM) Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication (FBMK) will be organising a foreign language seminar entitled Foreign Languages: A Plus Factor in Human Development 

This seminar will be held from 8am to 4.15pm on Aug 29 and from 9am to 12.30pm on Aug 30 at the Conference Hall, Pusat Pendidikan Luar, UPM.  

Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jamaludin Haji Jarjis will launch the seminar.  

The seven speakers are Nor Zihan Hussin from the Department of Foreign Languages UPM, David A. Jones (regional director, Rolls Royces), Prof Dr Choy Kim Yok from University of Malaya, Datuk Dr Noraesah Mohamad from Alcatel Network, Prof Madya Dr Shameem and a representative from Uniten. 

Among the topics that will be discussed are Current Issues, Prospects and The Future Foreign Languages in Several Domains such as acquisition, globalisation and ICT, Development of a Multilingual Nation, Multilingualism and also Job Opportunities, The Importance of Foreign Languages in Key Sectors in Malaysia and its Special Purposes

The seminar is open to public and private sector executives, post-graduates, students, academicians, foreign language policy makers and practitioners, translators, interpreters, Human Resource Development consultants, media representatives and foreign language enthusiasts.  

The registration fee is RM120 per participant and student rate is RM60. Meanwhile, the public also can register in a group with a minimum of three for RM260.  

Registration is open tomorrow.  

For details, call 03-8946 8666/ 8683 (Dr Azidan) / 8745 (Hazlina) / 8684 (Sanimah) or fax to 03-89439951 or e-mail to or or 

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