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Academic Visit UTHM-KIAS Arabic Language Degree

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08th April 2019

International Language Department, Language Studies Center, University of Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)

30 students of the Sultan Ismail Petra International Islamic College (KIAS) with an escort officer

International Language Department, Language Studies Centre, University of Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia (UTHM) has received academic visits from students of Sultan Ismail Petra International Islamic College(KIAS) on 8 April 2019. The program, attended by 30 students with an escort officer, Hisyamuddin Mohd Yusof, aims to exchange ideas and views on Arabic language teaching and learning among universities and college students. Apart from that, the visit is also to share knowledge on Arabic language learning online, the importance of Arabic language as well as sharing about the opportunity to further education by the Academic Development Centre, UTHM. KIAS students are also given the chance to visit several university areas, including libraries and language center labs, to get to know the university more closely.

Feedback received, this academic visit can attract and motivate KIAS students to pursue their studies at the university someday. Commenting on the effectiveness of the program, the Dean of Language Studies, Dr. Zailin Shah Yusoff said such an academic visit was encouraged as well as being able to exchange ideas, in an indirect way it was able to uplift Arabic knowledge among UTHM and KIAS students. Meanwhile, Head of International Language Department, Nurul Sabrina Zan said that such a program would be able to improve the relationship between UTHM and KIAS instead of promoting UTHM to the public. He added that the exchange and sharing of opinions and ideas about Arabic also helped both parties, which are UTHM and KIAS to improve the existing teaching and learning process.