Quality Assurance in ELT: A Malaysian Approach Challenges, Opportunities and the Way Forward

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Date: 9th May 2019

Time: 13:55 – 14:40

Room: South Wharf

Presented By : Sean Chee

Malaysia has been an international education destination for over 20 years – attracting tens of thousands of students from Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. These markets find Malaysia attractive partly for is its known quality in education and English as the language of instruction for most higher education programmes. The Malaysian government has set a target to enroll 200,000 international students by 2020. This puts a large importance on the English language proficiency building in the country as a means of a pathway for students into the higher education sector.

This presentation therefore aims to highlight the developing role of ELT in Malaysia and why quality assurance is a new and valid consideration going forward. It will also showcase some of the initiatives taken by local language institutions to achieve excellence in ELT. Lastly, this presentation aims to paint a picture of ELT’s way forward as perceived by key language and higher education institutions in Malaysia.