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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

ADRF

Centre for Language Studies and Generic development
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
Community Project

ASIA – AFRICA DESTITUTE RELIEF FUND (ADRF) MALAYSIA

  • ADRF Malaysia is the local chapter of an international NGO namely Asia – Africa Destitute Relief Fund (ADRF) which focuses its activity on volunteerism among local university students.
  • PBI have signed a Letter of Understanding with ADRF in November 2012
  • As a result of that cooperation, PBI have formed a UMK – ADRF Club, where 25 UMK students have registered as members.

Activities with ADRF Malaysia

Up to now we have had 3 activities with ADRF Malaysia, that is :-

FUTURE ACTIVITIES

UMK – ENGLISH LANGUAGE VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME – ELVP

  • In our effort to provide our students with as many opportunities as possible to practise communicating in English language, the Centre for Language Studies & Generic Development (PBI ) of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, PBI have introduced the UMK – English Language Volunteer Programme

BACKGROUND OF PROGRAMME

  • Foreign students, who are native speakers of the English Language, will be invited to spent 2 – 4 months stay at UMK, preferably during the summer holidays so as not to disrupt their studies. During their stay here, they will take part in as many activities and events as possible with our UMK students, thus allowing our students to communicate in the English Language with their foreign counterparts. 

OBJECTIVE OF UMK – ELVP

  • To create as many opportunities as possible for UMK students to communicate in the English Language through activities and events
  • To allow intercultural learning experiences to happen for both groups of students
  • To create a platform for international networking and collaborations
  • To develop transformational leadership skills among the students

STATUS QUO

 

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

JENESYS 2.0

 Japan -East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS 2.0)

ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Youth Network: Preparing for the

Involvement and Contributions of Youths to the AEC through ASEAN-Japan

Youth Exchange Program

There were 17 students, selected from Universiti Malaysia Kelantan to participate in the Japan -East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS 2.0)program which was organized by JICE (Japan International Cooperation Centre) in Japan from 25th May 2013 to 2nd June 2013 (for 2nd batch) and from 22nd June 2013 to 30th June 2013 (for 3rd batch).

Participant from 10 ASEAN countries were involved in this program. They were put into three groups respectively: (Group A: Economics & Social Sciences, Group BArts, creative works, & culture, Group CScience & Technology) and spent one week in Japan. During their trip, they visited industries, local government offices, universities, museums, markets, and experienced a ride in Shinkansen (bullet train). They had workshop and discussion which were related to problems of their own countries or those of the ASEAN regions.   At the end of the program, students would present action plans based on the lessons learnt during the course, to solve the problems at the workshop on the first day.

Objectives:

  1. To raise awareness of the university students of ASEAN member countries towards ASEAN Integration and ASEAN Economic Integration (AEC) and to let the young generation of Japan understand ASEAN countries and AEC better.
  1. To learn about the activities of Japan and the key success factors for the economic revitalization in each area and to utilize the ideas for the economic development of each ASEAN member country.
  1. To establish the AEC Youth Network as a hub linking the young generation of the ASEAN member states and Japan for future cooperation, and this would lead to mutual benefits. Which regards to this an active dialogue among members of youths from ASEAN countries would be held.

Participants:

There were 360 university students from 10 ASEAN countries (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam)  involved.

From UMK – 2nd Batch –

 

NAME

STUDENT No.

1.

CALVIN LOH CHUN HOONG

A11A042

2.

NURFARAHANI BT AB HAKIM

A10A135

3.

CHEW CHIANG YUAN

A10A013

4.

NORSYAFIQAH BT SHAHBUDIN

A10A111

5.

HAZRUL IZHAR BIN ABD HALIM

A11A094

6.

POON SOOK TENG

A10A153

7.

YONG WON PING

B10A285

8.

NURUL NABILAH BINTI AZIZ

C11A229

9.

KHAIRUL ANAM BIN MOHD JARKASI

C11A058

10.

MOHAMMAD IDRIS BIN ABU BAKAR

C11A094

11

KIE CHANG LEONG

A11A136

12.

WONG KIN YING

B10A275

From UMK – 3rd Batch –

 

NAME

STUDENT No.

1.

SHAMMENE DEWY A/P SUBRAMANIAM

A11A384

2.

LOW MIAO WEN

B10A312

3.

GOH SU MAY

B10A056

4.

NURUL LIYANA NAZURAH BINTI SAAID

C11A227

5.

MUHAMMAD ABDUL MUJADDIN BIN AB KARIM

D10A021

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

TIONGHUA CULTURAL CAMP

With the support of the Centre for Language Studies and Generic Development (PBI) University Malaysia Kelantan, UMK Mandarin Unit and UMK Mandarin Society had successfully organised a Tionghua Culture Learning Camp on 18 to 20 January 2013 at Sri Nipah Resort, Bachok. The objectives of the camp were to unite UMK students and to improve their personality through the learning of Tionghua Culture and also to enhance students’ appreciation of Tionghua Arts.

There were a total of 50 participants and 30 committees. The participants were among the UMK Chinese students and Non-Chinese students who took Mandarin as their third language. The committee members were formed by the members of Mandarin Society from Jeli Campus and City Campus. Besides, there were 3 lecturers from PBI who accompanied us throughout the camp; Miss Lee Hui Ling, Madam Julia Tan Yin Yin and Mr. Hassan Muhammad Maliwu.

The activities during the camp

The committees departed to City Campus one day before the camp for the final preparation. The committees went to the campsite on the next day. The participants reached the resort at about 12.30pm. The opening ceremony was officiated by Associate Professor Hajah Yah Binti Awang Nik. The ceremony ended with the sign language performance with the camp theme song, “Tuan Yuan” by the committee.

The first activity was lecture session. The students were divided into two groups, namely Chinese and Non-Chinese according to the language the lecture was delivered. For the Chinese students, Mr. Cheung Wei Chee, lecturer from Danjiang Education Centre, conducted a lecture on “Analects of Confucius”. The lecture reminded us that the term “Luan Lun” does not only refer to chaotic relationships between people, but anything that may have negative effects to others. Meanwhile, the lecture for Non-Chinese students was conducted by Mr. Hassan Muhammad Maliwu on the topic of Chinese Characters Introduction. He introduced some basics and theories on how the Chinese characters were formed and what were the logics used in them. Both lectures ended at about 4.30 pm. The activity was then followed by the ice breaking session. The participants were again divided into groups. Then they were asked to create a group name and to act out their group name using body language.

The second lecture session began at 8.00pm. For Chinese participants, they were exposed to paper cutting lesson by Miss Lee Hui Ling. While, for Non-Chinese participants, a lesson on Tionghua bowknot making was conducted by the bowknot making committee.Day 1 ended with the last activity which was the group discussion for their Tionghua Culture Performance Competition. Each group was given a Tionghua musical instrument and they were instructed to create a traditional song using that instrument and perform the song.

Day 2 started with the morning aerobic dance led in groups. After having their breakfast, they went for the first lecture session of the day. For Non-Chinese participants, Madam Julia Tan Yin Yin conducted a lecture on the topic Chinese Culture and Etiquette, in which all the participants were taught some basic concepts of Chinese culture including the symbolic items, do’s and don’ts. On the other hand, Mr. Hassan Mohammad Maliwu conducted a lecturer on The Religious Spirit in Chinese Traditional Culture for the Chinese Participant which brought us to look through the history of the religious development in Tionghua Culture.

After that, the participants were gathered at the hall to practice the camp sign language theme song, “Tuan Yuan” led by the performance team. It was then followed by the fourth lecture session. For the Chinese participants, a lecture on China Music Theory was conducted by Miss Lee Hui Ling while the Non-Chinese participants were exposed to Chinese Calligraphy conducted by Mr. Hassan Mohammad Maliwu. Then, they participated in explore race to nurture the team spirit between the participants. There were tasks to be completed in each checkpoint and the fastest group to finish will be announced as the winner. Although the activity was tiring the participants seemed to enjoy it.

The camp was cherished with a surprise visit by the Director of Centre for Language Studies and Generic Development, Prof. Dr. Farok Bin Zakaria. Due to some unavoidable reasons, he couldn’t attend the closing ceremony. Thus, he intended to pay us an early visit to deliver his opinion towards this camp and officially closed the camp. Prof. Dr Farok shared his experiences of his recent trip to Chinaand felt that this camp was very meaningful. He hoped that it can be conducted as one of the annual event for Mandarin Society. After that, the camp was continued with the last lecture session. For this session, the Chinese participants were exposed to Tionghua bowknot making lesson. Meanwhile, the Non-Chinese participants were exposed to paper cutting lesson. The day was once again ended with the group discussion and preparation for the performance on the next day.

Just like yesterday, day 3 also started with the kick start of the day. Then, the participants were told to pack their luggage and clean up the camping area to smoothen the check out process later. The last program of the camp started at 9.30am. It was the Tionghua Culture Performance Competition. The performances were judged based on 4 different aspects namely; creativity, language, theme and completeness. The closing ceremony was held after all the groups showed their talents. There were total of 4 awards. The best team was won by the Winter Team, the best performance was won by Live Team and the best male and female camper was won by Vincent Kho and Aishah Binti Miur Zaibidin respectively. The closing speech was given by Miss Lee Hui Ling. In her speech, she appreciated the hard work of the committee members and the support from the participants. She also hoped that all of us enjoyed the camp and hoped to see us again next year. Participants and committees departed to the respective campuses with the UMK buses.

Feedback from the committee:

“Most of the people think that scoring in academic is the most important thing for a student. However, for me, a student’s life has to be substantial by joining society in university and by organizing activities. As a Chinese, Tionghua Culture is more than just important to use. Therefore, we should do whatever we can to promote this culture and enhance the appreciation of the public towards this culture”

- Ng Kei Vinn

“I felt very happy to have the chance to serve as part of the committee. The experience gained from the preparation will be useful in the future. Most of the Chinese cultures seem to be forgotten by most of the Chinese for several reasons. Therefore, by bringing up such a meaningful camp, it actually creates the awareness to the Chinese. Meanwhile, by sharing it with other races, it could actually creates mutual interaction between culture and promote our country with “One Malaysia” concept.

- Yip Hon Lean

Feedback from the participant:

"Culture is the spirit of the race. Through culture we can actually gain more knowledge and use it in the future"                                                                                                                              

- Yew Soon Keat

"I learnt a lot from this camp, everything is like a whole new experience for me"

                 

 - Siti Aishah Mohamad Aini

" Tionghua culture has been passed from one generation to another since thousand year ago, we must protect it so that such knowledge won't disappear "

                                   

- Lam Chin Jack

" TiongHua culture is very unique, I want to explore more about the spirit of Tionghua culture" 

                         

    - Amalina Bt Ahmad

Prepared by : Yip Hon Lean and Chen Sye Jinn (Admin Department of Tionghua Camp)

Edited by: Ms. Lee Hui Ling (Teacher advisor of Mandarin Society)

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

ROHASP

ROAD TO HARMONIOUS ASEAN SOCIETY PROGRAMME ( ROHASP)

ROHASP is a noble collaborative effort between the Centre for Language Studies and Generic Development (PBI) and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science (HUSO), Prince Songkla University, Pattani, Thailand.  The idea to organize ROHASP was firstly initiated by Dr. Bordin Waelateh, the deputy Dean of HUSO.   Henceforth, it was well-received by the Director of PBI upon realizing the emergence of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 as an important agenda for South East Asia.

This programme aims at providing a platform for students from both countries to discuss on matters pertaining to the formation of ASEAN as an economic group by the year 2015. In addition, it focuses on sharing and exchanging ideas relating to areas such as political stability, blurring of cultural identity, globalization and economic transformational programmes.   AEC envisages the following key characteristics:

(a) A single market and production base,

(b) A highly competitive economic region,

(c) A region of equitable economic development, and

(d) A region fully integrated into the global economy.

Students from both universities take part in fruitful discussions which lead to the formation of resolution as to how both countries will tackle problems arising from the AEC projects.   Apart from engaging in serious academic discussions, students are also given the opportunities to learn and experience cross cultures from each other.  Some cultural performances which are part of the programme itinerary are valuable learning experience for all the students.   Students from both universities exhibit the uniqueness of their cultures during the International Cultural Night performance.  It has successfully built strong relationship and ties among the students.  It has also brought them closer and they bring home sweet and fond memories of ROHASP.

PBI hopes that this programme is able to bridge two geographically close nations together in a genuine effort to facilitate the attainment of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015.  On a final note, AEC as both countries have discussed is a state of affair which citizens of ASEAN should embrace with an open heart.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

KUMD-ILCOME

Date:

12th February 2013 – 4th March 2013

About the program:

This program was initiated when Dr. Naoki DN ABE, an assistant professor of Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture Japan (Oita Geitan) visited our center in the middle of 2012. He then proposed a student exchange programe, in whichstudents from Japan will have a short stay in Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK).

The first batch of students from Oita Geitan stayed in Kelantan for three weeks from 12th Feb 2013 until 4th March 2013 and had experienced intercultural activities throughout the program.

During the program, UMK students and Oita Geitan students visited these places:

  • Local industries (Batik, Songket, Silverwork, Meat Floss, Curry Puff, Fish Crackers, Coconuts Farm, Banana Farm, Malaysian Traditional Kite, Wet Market etc.)
  • Local schools (SMS Faris Petra, MRSM Tumpat and had Culture Exchange program with students of MRSM Tumpat.
  • Local villages (Pantai Sri Tujuh, Kg. Teluk Renjuna)
  • Other places (Pengkalan Kubor ,- a small town at the Malaysia-Thai border, Museums in Kota Bharu, and Pantai Sabak - historical site visit )



Throughout, the program, Oita Geitan students stayed in students’ hostel in UMK and they interacted with our local students and community.

They were also provided home stays in Pantai Sri Tujuh, Tumpat, Kelantan and they had real life experience with the local villagers during their stay.

This program was beneficial for UMK students especially to those who are taking Japanese language course in UMK. During the program, UMK students not only practise Japanese language and learn Japanese culture from Oita Geitan students but also had the chance to see a Japanese traditional cultural performance “Yamato – The Drummers of Japan, Malaysia Tour 2013” which was organized by Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur, in USM Kubang Kerian on the 22nd Feb 2013.

At the end of the program, Oita Geitan students and other international presenters from 10 different countries presented papers in the Intercultural Learning and Community Engagement 2013 Colloquium organized by the Centre for Language Studies and Generic Development (PBI) on 27th & 28th February 2013 in UMK Bachok Campus.

Finally they were entertained with students’ cultural performance, dances and, songs that brought fond memories to them. These were great inter -cultural experience and activities that made the Japanese students and UMK students understand each other better.

Objectives:

  1. Provide opportunities for students who are taking Japanese language courses in UMK to interact with students from Japan through various programs - academic or non-academic oriented.
  2. Provide the oppurtunity for Japanese students, Malaysian students and also for local communities to learn about each other’s cultures and for Japanese students to experience the culture of the local community.
  3. Introduce the Malay language, UMK and the state of Kelantan to an international audience especially to Japanese people and promoting Kelantan as one of their  tourist destination. 
  4. Initiate all parties of UMK, Oita Geitan and Prince of Songkla University to have more programs together in the near future, typically in terms of academic and collaboration, publication and research.

Participants:

  • From Oita Cultural College of Arts and Culture

1.

Dr.Naoki DN Abe   (Tenured assistant professor)

2.

Hasumi Fukumitsu

3.

Megumi Matsushima

4.

Kaori Abe

5.

Ayame Harada

6.

Takako Kosaka

7.

Yuna Sakai

8.

Misaki Ogata

9.

Chie Arita

10.

Risako Kawasaki

11.

Kaho Ishii

  • From University of Prince Songkla, Pattani Thailand

1.

Kenji Oda (Lecturer)

2.

Sinoon Jarong (Lecturer)

3.

Phornchai khawbandit

4.

Suchada Penkaew

5.

Thimakorn Tubthong

6.

Fareedah Mchek

7.

Supanida Khangkan

8.

Waenurida Waeyusoh

9.

Tiengtham Pornprasit

10.

Supaluck Kotsanli

11.

Gadesinee Siriboon

12.

Nutwaree Promkon

13.

Nilobol Kaewjai

14.

Pateehah Kaesi

15.

Nimu Niteemung

16.

Syamsiah Hayeelateh

  • 130 students from UMK, Japanese language course
  • Students and Lecturers from MRSM Tumpat and SMS Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra

Sponsors:

  • Tourism Malaysia Kelantan
  • District Office of Tumpat, Kelantan
  • Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

 

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:00

ENGLISH CAMP

English Language Unit, has again organized Fun With English Camp 2012 at Peladang Agro Setiu Resort, Terengganu. The yearly 3D/2N program that began on 29th Nov to 1st December 2012 was intended to improve the language command and the confidence level of the participants. It is also supposed to change the perception towards English, being an international language and improve the teaching skills of the Department Staff.

The program had 57 year 1 (semester 1) participants that scored band 1 and 2 for MUET from Business and Entrepreneurship Faculty and Creative Technology and Heritage faculty.

The program was officiated by Prof Farok bin Zakaria the Director of Centre for Language Studies and Generic Development (PBI) and was concluded by Associate Professor Hjh Yah bt Awg Nik, head of Modern Language Department. All the English unit lecturers and committee members involved in the program were together with the participants throughout the program.

Overall the program was well organized and all the participants were satisfied with the experience and knowledge gained. Based on the survey done, majority of the students were happy and felt that they should recommend the program to their friends.

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