NOTING the importance of the English language, especially in a highly technological era, Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) conducted a programme for Vietnamese students recently.
UTP’s Information Technology and Information Systems undergraduates created a platform for Vietnam’s FPT High School students to communicate effectively and improve their English.
Called Engage for Changes (E4C), the programme was conducted through various English language activities with native and non-native English speakers.
“We want this initiative to help students express themselves more confidently and improve their English proficiency and communication skills, for academic and employment purposes.
“E4C aims to create awareness among the young, through fun and engaging activities, on the importance of English in technology, especially in facing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), ” said E4C project director Azizul Qusyairin Azman.
As IR 4.0 embodies digitalisation, Azizul said graduates are expected to have a strong command of the language to compete in the job market.
E4C is part of UTP students’ general studies subject.
In addition, the students held a forum on the advantages and disadvantages of technology, after which, FPT High School students did presentations on how technology can help them use English effectively.
The E4C is jointly organised by both institutions, based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.