Proficiency in teaching English
ENGLISH is today entrenched as a global language. Its importance in the workplace and other areas cannot be underestimated.
Research has shown that one in four of the world’s population speaks English.
What is more interesting is that approximately 375 million people speak English as their first language and more than 375 million people speak English as their second language. English has official status in at least 75 countries with a population of over two billion.
Its widespread use in practically all aspects of life and the workplace is unquestionable. The use of English as the main international language in business communications, IT, education, journalism, pop music, advertising, academic conferences, travel, airports, airtraffic control, science and technology, diplomacy, sports and as an “official” language in international events equates it as a sine qua non of progress, power and modernity.
Nearly 80% of the information stored in the world’s computers and 85% of Internet home pages are in English.
In the field of ICT or information communication technologies, the position of the English language is also unrivalled, as it is the first language of about 68% of Web users.
Not only has the use of English changed in recent years, its multifaceted application in the global arena also makes it worthy of recognition.
Its importance and role in achieving Malaysia’s vision of developed nation status by 2020 cannot be mitigated.
The English language is in fact the engine that drives the vehicle towards the achievement of this goal. It is in this vein that a demand for teachers who specialise in English language teaching cannot be underestimated.
Appreciating this, PTPL Group of Colleges offers a Diploma in English Language Teaching (DELT) through the School of Business Management & Professional Studies (SBMP).
The programme is designed to help students develop proficiency in the methods of teaching English.
One of the ways of learning a language well is to prepare oneself to teach it. This programme trains students to learn different aspects of the English language from a teacher’s point of view.
It is also aimed at bridging the gap between theory and practice of the methodology of teaching English. Prospective teachers will find that the focus of the programme is primarily on the various aspects of teaching English.
The programme also aims at developing reading and writing skills besides vocabulary.
The PTPL DELT programme differs from other programmes in the country because of its emphasis on soft skills such as using ICT, communication skills, public speaking, developing leadership skills, developing critical thinking and problem solving. Individuals who wish to teach English may opt for this programme.
Upon completion of the diploma, students are eligible to further their studies to second year Bachelors degree at Management & Science University (MSU) through the Faculty of Business Management &
Professional Studies (FBMP).
For further details, contact Counselling & Communication at 03-5513 6688 or log on to www.ptpl.edu.my. SMS by typing e-mail<space>INFOPTPL<space> name and sending to 013-243 3677, 017-399 3034 or 016-630 8966.
The programme trains students to learn different aspects of the English language from a teacher’s point of view.