Program Pengajian Bahasa Inggeris

Excellence Leverages Scholarship

The English Language Studies Program at the Centre for Research in Language and Linguistics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (ELS) provides students with knowledge and skills that are in line with the needs and aspirations that are essential for the 4th Industrial Revolution. The program practices integrated learning that combines all aspects of language skills and contents via transformative teaching and learning that are vital in meeting the demands of the job market. ELS students at undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels will be able to generate, apply, and share knowledge, and demonstrate their ability to conduct independent research in the field of English language and apply practical and transferable skills through the courses we offer.

At ELS, we encourage our students to explore various aspects of English language studies through research groups and research clusters that are interdisciplinary in nature which are available at our Centre. ELS students are not only enriched with the knowledge of English linguistics and applied linguistics, but they are also provided with opportunities to learn about English literature and translation through the various elective courses that are offered at our Centre. ELS students, beginning the year 2020, will also learn a foreign language of their choice (till the intermediate level) to empower them with additional skills that are needed as potential employees.

Ketua Program Prof Madya Dr Khazriyati Salehuddin

Our alumni are in various industries including (and not limited to) education, research, publishing, communication, tourism, finance, and even in oil and gas. This is the result of the quality of excellence that our lecturers uphold in sharing our knowledge and experience with our students and this leverages our ELS students to a level of scholarship that the nation aspires to have.

  1. Bachelor of Arts with Honours (English Language Studies): 6 semesters (3 years)
  2. Master of Arts (English Language Studies) – coursework and thesis mode: 3 semesters (1½ years)
  3. Master of Philosophy (English Language Studies) – research mode: 4 semesters (2 years)
  4. PhD (English Language Studies) – research mode: 6 semesters (3 years)

The program aims to contribute to the development of the nation through the following program educational objectives:

  1. To produce graduates who are able to communicate in English effectively at the local and international arena without compromising their cultural values;
  2. To develop graduates who are professional, relevant, flexible, responsible, and competitive, and who seek knowledge as a lifelong process;
  3. To shape graduates with global viewpoints, who are capable of thinking critically in order to produce, disseminate, and internationalize knowledge (acting with a global set of minds);
  4. To equip graduate with scientific knowledge of the English language who can later contribute their expertise individually or as a team, creatively and innovatively, to meet the needs of the future
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM (BA ELS)

Course Name and Code

Category

Credit

Tahun 1

Semester 1

SKBP 1013 Pengantar Pengajian Bahasa dan Linguistik

Compulsory

3

SKBE 1003 Foundation English

Compulsory

3

SKBE 1013 Oral Communication

Compulsory

3

Semester 2

SKBP1023 Bahasa dan Teknologi Maklumat

Compulsory

3

SKBE 1023 Structures in Context

Compulsory

3

SKBE 1033 Written Communication

Compulsory

3

Tahun 2

Semester 1

SKBE 2013 Academic Writing

Compulsory

3

SKBE 2043 Academic Reading

Compulsory

3

SKBE2113 Oral Communication Strategies

Compulsory

3

Semester 2

SKBP 2034 Metodologi Penyelidikan

Compulsory

4

SKBE 2063 Sociolinguistics

Compulsory

3

SKBE 2073 Multimedia English

Compulsory

3

SKBE 2083 English Mophology and Syntax

Compulsory

3

 

Tahun 3

Semester 1

SKBE 3073 Malaysia in Narration 

Compulsory

 

3

SKBE 3133 Varieties of English

Compulsory

3

SKBE 3143 Fundamantals of Language Learning and Teaching

Compulsory

3

SKBE 3123  Web Based Language Learning

Elective

3

SKBE 3213 Language And Assessment

Elective

3

SKBE 3223 Critical Literacy

Elective

3

SKBE 3313 Introduction to Corpus Linguistics

Elective

3

Semester 2

SKBE 3236 Latihan Ilmiah

Compulsory

6

SKBE 3113 Discourse and Pragmatic

Compulsory

3

SKBE 3333 Language at Workplace

Compulsory

3

SKBE 3323 Language And Media

Elective

3

SKBE 3103 Language and Intercultural Communication

Elective

 

3

Program Sarjana Kerja Kursus, Sarjana Falsafah (MPhil) & Doktor Falsafah (PhD)

Course Name and Code

Category

Credit

Sarjana Kerja Kursus

Semester 1

SKBI 6033 Current Issues In Language Studies

Compulsory

3

SKBI 6004 Research Methodology In English Language Studies

Compulsory

4

SKBI 6013 Theory And Practice For Esol

Compulsory

3

SKBI 6043 Approaches To Discourse

Compulsory

3

SKBI6053 Reading: Theory And Practice

Elective

3

SKBI 6113 Second Language Acquisition

Elective

3

SKBI 6133 Computer Applications In Esol

Elective

3

SKBI 6253 Written Literacy

Elective

3

SKBI 601C Master Thesis

Compulsory

12

Semester 2

SKBI 6004 Research Methodology In English Language Studies

Compulsory

4

SKBI 6023 Language, Culture And Communication

Compulsory

3

SKBI 6033 English Languge System

Compulsory

3

SKBI 6103 Sociolinguistics In Language Teaching

Elective

3

SKBI 6153 Language And Literacy

Elective

3

SKBI 6213 English Corpus Linguistics

Elective

3

SKBI 6263 Oral Literacy

Elective

3

SKBI 601C Master Thesis

Compulsory

12

MPhil & PhD

Semester 1 & 2

SKBI 6004 Research Methodology In English Language Studies

Compulsory

4

SKBI 6014 Academic Writing In English Language Studies

Compulsory

4

Kepakaran Program Bahasa Inggeris

StaffResearch Focus
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Imran Ho Bin Abdullah Cognitive Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, and Educational Linguistics.
Prof. Dr. Hazita AzmanLanguage Literacy and Second Language Learning, Social Informatics and Digital Literacies, Rural Language Education, Planning And Policy
Prof. Datin Dr Norizan Abdul Razak ICT Applications in Education, Digital Literacy and E-Learning
Prof. Dr. Siti Hamin StapaApplied Linguistics, Written Literacy, Genre Analysis
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marlyna Bt. Maros Sociolinguistics, Sociopragmatics, Linguistics in Education.
Prof. Madya Dr. Mohd Sallehhudin Abd AzizTesting and Evaluation - Language Testing
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor Fariza Mohd NorDiscourse Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Digital humanities (digital communication, e-learning)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pramela Krish A/P N. Krishnasamy Language Education and Technology, Teacher Professional Development, Applied Linguistics
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Afendi Bin Hamat Technology Enhanced Learning, Learning Systems Design, E-Learning Development
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khazriyati SalehuddinPsycholinguistics, Language and Cognition
Dr. Kesumawati Binti A. BakarMultimodality, Gender & Identity Studies, Corpus-Based Discourse Analysis
Dr. Mohamad Subakir Mohd YasinMinority and Endangered Languages, English Syntactic Theories, Gender Studies
Dr. Soh Or KanLanguage Assessment& Testing, Writing, Educational Technology, Teaching Styles & Strategies, Learning Styles & Strategies, Learner Autonomy
Dr. Azianura Hani ShaariSociolinguistics, Gender Studies, Language and Culture, Language and Crime
Dr. Nurjanah Mohd JaafarRepresentational Learning, Socio-Affective Factors in Language Learning
Madam Fuzirah binti HashimEnglish for Specific Purposes; Workplace Communication; Corpus Study

For more information about our ELS Experts, go to https://ukmsarjana.ukm.my/ and type our experts’ name in the search bar.

Basic qualifications for Bachelor of Arts With Honours (English Language Studies) – BA (ELS):

For Malaysian candidates:

  • Foundation / Sijil Tinggi Pengajian Malaysia / Diploma / Matriculation: Minimum CGPA 3.00; AND
  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM): A credit in Bahasa Melayu; AND
  • MUET: Band 4

For International candidates:

  • A-Level / GCE / IB at an acceptable level (To be Determined); AND
  • English Language requirement (Minimum): IELTS (6.0) or TOEFL (550), or any other English Language qualification that is endorsed by the UKM Senate for international candidates.

Basic qualifications for Master of Arts (English Language Studies) – MA (ELS):

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a field related to English Language Studies from a higher education provider that is recognised by the UKM Senate and the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, with a CGPA of 3.0 and above. Application with APEL A will also be considered; AND
  • English Language requirement (Minimum): MUET Band 4, or TOEFL (550), or IELTS (6.0) or any other English Language qualification that is endorsed by the UKM Senate for international candidates.

Basic qualifications for Master of Philosophy (English Language Studies) – MPhil (ELS):

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a field related to English Language Studies from a higher education provider that is recognised by the UKM Senate and the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, with a CGPA of 3.67 and above. Application with APEL A will also be considered; AND
  • English Language requirement (Minimum): MUET Band 4, or TOEFL (550), or IELTS (6.0) or any other English Language qualification that is endorsed by the UKM Senate for international candidates.

Basic qualifications for Doctor of Philosophy (English Language Studies) – PhD (ELS):

  • A Master’s degree in a field related to English Language Studies from a higher education provider that is recognised by the UKM Senate and the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, with a CGPA of 3.00 and above.
  • English Language requirement (Minimum): MUET Band 4.5 (200 onwards), or TOEFL (577), or IELTS (6.5), or any other English Language qualification that is endorsed by the UKM Senate for international candidates.

Bahasa Melayu (Malay Language) requirement

International candidates are required to enrol for a Bahasa Melayu course (3 units) as determined by the University. An exemption can be granted to candidates who can produce proof of enrolment in an equivalent Bahasa Melayu course organised by other bodies that are recognised by UKM.

Research Focus (for MPhil and PhD)

Focus of research for PhD and MPhil in English Language Studies should be those related to English Language Studies. Hence, the program does not accept applications that are related to English Literature and that are pedagogical in nature. Successful applicants may also be required to enrol for additional courses, subject to the recommendations of the program.