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Nation 23 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Soft skills certificate for grads

The 100,000 students graduating from public universities next year will have an additional certificate besides their degree scrolls.

Education 23 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Students impress with writing talent

Sunway University College (SyUC), in collaboration with the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Malaysia, recently hosted the annual Oxbridge Essay Writing Competition.

Letters 21 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

To master English, use it often

From S. YIN of Auckland, New Zealand

Education 11 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Get real, teachers

Close the gap between teacher and student, focus on classroom realities, bring the real world into lessons - these tips were given to teachers at the 15th Melta conference. TAN SHIOW CHIN and SHARMILLA GANESAN report.

Education 11 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Inspire them!

I'M the durian lady.' 'What can I say, I'm a natural born villain.' 'I'm the monkey?'

Education 04 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

English on the east coast

The first-ever Melta conference organised by the Malaysian English Language Teachers Association (MELTA) on the east coast was a great success with more than 250 participants attending 47 sessions on the theme 'Reading and Writing: Preparing ESL Learners for the Real World'.

Education 04 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Lacking the basics

Not all the 120,000 children in primary and 42,000 in secondary schools should be labelled illiterate.

Education 28 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Top speakers at conference

THE 15th MELTA conference will begin on May 31 at Kemaman, Terengganu. For those who are keen to attend and have not registered yet, please do so with the MELTA office as soon as possible.

Education 21 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Learning the value of literature

Many students and parents question the benefit of studying literary texts in the English language class, failing to see the relevance of literature in their own lives. The 15th Melta Conference, with the theme I>Reading and Writing: Preparing ESL Learners for the Real World/I>, addresses this lack of understanding about the value of literature through a number of sessions.

Education 07 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Experts to present papers at Melta

THE 15th Melta Conference on I>Preparing ESL Learners for the Real World/Iwill expose participants to issues and ideas from a variety of contexts and sources.