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26th MELTA International Conference
In encouraging greater critical assessment of global trends in English language education and how these trends translate into practice in local settings, this year’s MELTA International Conference is themed “New Directions in English Language Education: Global Trends and Local Innovations”. Participants and presenters are given the opportunity to share their ideas and knowledge through paper presentations, workshops and poster sessions. In addition, MELTA also offers teachers the option of presenting in the Creative Teacher Showcase category, a unique presentation option during which teachers get to showcase teaching innovations or teaching simulations of effective methods and practices.
TH Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
DAY AND DATE
Monday, Aug 28 to Wednesday, Aug 30
Jog for Hope 2017
The annual charity event will see participants pounding the pavements for a good cause. Proceeds from this run will go to three beneficiaries — Cornerstone Home, in Semenyih, Kajang; Pusat Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari in Subang and Praise Emmanuel Children’s Home in Petaling Jaya. Don’t miss out on this chance to do a good deed while exercising!
LOCATION Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas, G1 Ground Floor,
62, Jalan Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
DAY AND DATE
Sunday, Aug 20
Safety on Streets (SOS) Challenge
In partnership with the Malaysian Global Innovation Camp; Creativity Centre (MaGIC), the Road Safety Department Malaysia (JKJR), and Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the Tune Protect SOS Challenge takes a stand for improved safety for all road users — including pedestrians. The Challenge is open to tertiary level students of all backgrounds, calling for unique concepts of road safety applications that resonate with the younger generation, with the intention to develop the idea into applications in the future. Participating teams must be able to articulate how their ideas would: elevate awareness of road safety issues or cultivate behavioural changes; stand out among existing offerings; and be user-friendly.
DAY AND DATE
Tuesday, Aug 15
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