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  • Sunday, 02 Aug 2015

All for English

THE International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICELT) 2015 will be held from Oct 19 to 21 at the Equatorial Hotel, Malacca.

The conference with the theme “Creative Teachers, Efficient Learners” is organised by the Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia and supported by the Education Ministry.

It will feature international speakers such as Jan Blake, Valerie Bloom and Nell Phoenix.

ICELT 2015 invites paper proposals from all areas in ELT (for example: research, practice and applications).

This year ICELT 2015 will reward top presentations and initiatives for English language teaching in schools with special awards, medals and cash prizes.

For more information, call 03 8946 8172 or 017 657 6598 or visit

Conference on science and maths education

THE Sixth International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2015 (CoSMEd 2015) will be held from Nov 16 to 19 at Seameo Recsam in Penang.

The theme is “Revitalising Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning Culture towards Sustainable Living”.

Educators and researchers are expected to discuss and address issues on improving science and mathematics instructions for the 21st century.

Conference strands include Teaching and Learning Practices, Pedagogical Innovation, Teachers’ Professional Development, Assessment and Evaluation, STEM Education across Context and Equity, and Equality in Education.

The deadline for early bird registration is Aug 31 while Aug 15 is the last day for poster presentation submission. For more information, visit or e-mail the conference secretariat at or

Public forum

CHEVENING Alumni of Malaysia will host a public forum on “TPPA - The Final Frontier: To Sign or Not To Sign” on Aug 11 from 7.45pm to 10pm at the Auditorium, Bangunan Getah Asli (Menara), 148 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

Four panellists and a moderator will discuss the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement issue. Admission is free. In order to attend and obtain full details on the event, e-mail with your name and e-mail address.

Lecture on new economy

PROF Dave O. Ulrich will be presenting a lecture “Winning in the New Economy” at Sunway University, focusing on talent, leadership and culture to build organisation capability.

It is part of the Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series and will be held on Aug 5 from 5.30pm to 7pm at Lecture Theatre 7, Level 1, Sunway University (New Building).

Admission is free but seats are limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call 03-7491 8622 ext 8141 or visit

Choir recruiting members

OPERAFEST Children’s Choir of Malaysia is recruiting new members for its choir. It has been in existence for 26 years and has travelled to the United States, Argentina, China, India, South Africa and Brunei.

For more information, call Mrs Kam at 012 399 0073 or 016 344 8021, or e-mail

New Zealand scholarships

OUTSTANDING young scholars and future leaders in Malaysia are invited to apply for the Asean Undergraduate Tuition Fees Scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

The purpose of the scholarship is to promote educational opportunities for young Asean students who have an excellent academic record and leadership potential.

The scholarship covers the tuition fees for the first year of study for an undergraduate degree commencing in 2016 at Victoria University of Wellington. Five scholarships are available this year.

The scholarships will be awarded on merit to outstanding candidates who meet the eligibility criteria. Candidates must be a citizens of an Asean country, and enrolling in the first year of undergraduate study at Victoria. They must be under the age of 23 on Dec 31 this year. The application deadline is Oct 31.

The full scholarship application, including the terms and conditions, can be found online at or by e-mailing the International Programmes Office at

Indian Scholarship and Trust Fund

THE High Commission of India, invites applications from Malaysian students of Indian origin pursuing full-time courses in universities, colleges, polytechnics and other Institutions in Malaysia for one-time financial assistance from the Indian Scholarship and Trust Fund (ISTF).

Students pursuing full-time diploma and bachelor courses in universities, colleges, polytechnics and institutions in Malaysia may apply for the scholarship in the prescribed format, which is available at the following link

Only one student from a family may apply for financial assistance from the ISTF for the 2015-2016 period. Applications received after Aug 14 will not be considered for evaluation.

Shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview, and those found suitable will be awarded the financial assistance from the Indian Scholarship and Trust Fund.

Students meeting the above criteria may send their applications with the requirements by post to the following address:

High Commission of India, Education Wing (ISTF Scholarship), Level 28, Menara 1 Mon’t Kiara, No. 1, Jalan Kiara, Mon’t Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. For details, call 03 6205 2350 ext 203.

Calling young writers

THE International Committee of the Red Cross and the National Press Club Malaysia have launched a Young Humanitarian Writer Competition.

The competition aims to raise awareness on the most pressing humanitarian challenges today, and to enable a better understanding of the issues related to conflict and other situations of violence.

The competition is open to anyone aged between 18 and 30 who is residing in Malaysia.

It is open to the journalist and non-journalist categories.

The following websites and resources may be of use for background information and ideas:;;; and

For details, contact the International Committee of the Red Cross at Unit 50-11-1, Level 11, Wisma UOA Damansara, No. 50, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, call 03 2084 1800, fax 03 2084 1999 or e-mail They can also contact the National Press Club Malaysia at 84 Jalan Tangsi, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, call 03 2694 0525, fax 03 2691 6331 or e-mail The deadline is Nov 5.

Class reunion

THE Class of ’85 students of Convent Seremban is organising a reunion lunch on Aug 8.

It will be held at Cat In The Box in Empire Damansara, Petaling Jaya at 1pm. All year ‘85 students (Form Five then) for this first reunion after 30 years.

For details, contact Lee Swee Chin at or Goh Ai Leng at

Musical theatre

DO your bit for charity while enjoying “Macbeth – A Musical Theatre”.

Theatre students from Taylor’s University’s American Degree Transfer Programme (ADP) under the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences will be presenting the Shakespearean classic on Aug 8 at the varsity’s Lakeside Campus.

Net proceeds of the performance will be channelled to the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation National Centre.

Tickets to the main show (7pm to 9pm) are RM95 and RM125; while the matinee show for students (12pm to 130pm) are RM50 and RM30.

To purchase tickets and for more information, call Lim You Ping at 018 3817 296 or e-mail

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