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Annual Report 2012 LANGUAGE ACADEMY ANNUAL REPORT

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2012 LANGUAGE ACADEMY ANNUAL REPORT

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Contents 1. Foreword by The Dean 2. Overview iv ii 3. Vision & Mission 4. Organisational Structure vi 5. Language Academy Staff 1 6. Courses & Services Offered 7. MyLinE v 24 8. Facilities 30 10. Staff Development 6 34 59 9. Academic & Research Activities 53 11. Achievements & Awards 12. Activities 13. Financial Performance 73 14. Acknowledgement 75 61 i

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ii ANNUAL REPORT Foreword by The Dean It is with great pleasure that I present to you the Language Academy (LA) Annual Report 2012. The report presents briefly the profile of the faculty and captures some of the faculty’s activities and achievements in 2012. First, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to all UTM Language Academy staff and students for their effort and contribution in the growth and development of the Language Academy. Teamwork which is the hallmark of the staff complemented by hard work has again proved to be a winning formula. Keep up the good work! The Academy has the strength of 126 staff (academic and non-academic, both in JB and KL campuses). With this, the faculty offered the mainstream English language courses to a total of nearly 9,000 UTM Diploma, bachelor degree students and postgraduate international students in 2012. Not only that, LA also successfully conducted the exit test known as UTM Test of English Communication Skills for Graduating Students or TECS to almost 3,000 graduating bachelor degree students for semesters 1 & 2 of the 2012/2013 academic session. In line with a graduate focused entrepreneurial research university, the number of postgraduate research students (MPhil and PhD) has seen some increase since the programme was first offered back in 2011. With more focused marketing and promotion efforts, I believe the number will steadily grow in the next few years. Other courses in the form of the English Language Support Programme (ELSP), tailor-made English language courses for both staff and students as well as foreign language courses were also offered in 2012. 2012 LANGUAGE ACADEMY

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ANNUAL REPORT iii The launch of the Ready4Work portal was a significant milestone for MyLinE. The portal, developed in collaboration with TalentCorp Malaysia and ten companies, was launched by UTM Pro-Chancellor, YBhg. Tan Sri Dr Salleh bin Mohd Nor on 31 October 2012 at UTM KL Campus and witnessed by the CEO of TalentCorp, En. Johan Mahmood Merican. Another momentous event was the launch of MyLinE in Oxford on 12 December 2012 under the Bionexus-UTM partnership. With this launch, MyLinE is not only making a presence at the international level but is also open for subscription. Registered users of MyLinE, reached a total of more than half a million and almost 8 million hits in 2012. With the increasing popularity among the 20 IHLs in Malaysia, especially in terms of incorporating MyLinE as part of Student Learning Time (SLT), these figures are expected to increase in the future. As UTM embarks on the journey of becoming a mature Research University, Language Academy will have to strive even harder to meet forthcoming challenges. I am confident, however, that we can achieve the set objectives if we stay united as one big, hardworking, happy and most of all healthy family. Lastly, my sincere gratitude to all parties involved in producing this report. The faculty was again the host for the biennial Language for Specific Purposes International Seminar. The 8th LSP seminar in 2012 had renowned figures such as Professor Dr. Srikant Sarangi (Cardiff University) and Professor Dr. Vijay K. Bhatia (City University of Hong Kong) as speakers. A joint 9th LSP and 6th Global Advances for Business Communication (GABC) conference will be held in 2014. 2012 also saw a marked increase in research activities for the faculty particularly in the number of Principal Investigators (PIs) and research grants received. Although the total may be small (slightly more than 20 research projects totaling about RM1 million) compared to those of other faculties, these were still considered noteworthy for a ‘young’ faculty whose main focus has been on providing service courses. From these research activities LA staff managed to produce more than 50 publications in various forms and more than 60 seminar presentations. With the increasingly vibrant publication culture at the faculty, these numbers are expected to increase in the following years. ASSOC. PROF. DR. Noor Abidah Mohd. Omar Dean Language Academy Universiti Teknologi Malaysia LANGUAGE ACADEMY 2012

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iv ANNUAL REPORT Overview Background The Language Academy initially known as the Department of Modern Languages was established in April 2010 at the Johor Bahru Campus and UTM Kuala Lumpur Campus . Before being upgraded as Language Academy, the Department of Modern Languages was one of the departments under the Faculty of Management and Human Resource Development. As a Language Academy, it has been given a faculty status. With this new status, the Academy started offering postgraduate programmes in the form of Master and PhD by research in 2011. At the same time, the Academy offers courses to meet the language and communicative needs of UTM students, the public and working professionals. Various services and facilities are available at the academy such as academic language courses, foreign languages, professional communication and training programmes, IELTS testing and training, Digital Language Labs, MyLinE (online resources for learning in English), Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and Test of English Communication Skills for Graduating Students (TECS). 2012 LANGUAGE ACADEMY

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ANNUAL REPORT v Vision & Mission Vision To be recognised as a renowned language and communication centre. Mission To be a leader in the advancement of language and communication that contributes to UTM’s academic and technological excellence Strategic Thrusts • Contribute to human capital development by providing quality services and training in language and communication. • Provide leadership and contribution through research and innovation in language and communication studies. • Achieve reputable image through research and the provision of services and training in the field of language and communication. • Contribute to society through community-based language and communication projects. LANGUAGE ACADEMY 2012

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vi ANNUAL REPORT Organisational Structure ASSOC. PROF. DR. NOOR ABIDAH MOHD. OMAR DEAN LANGUAGE ACADEMY JOHOR BAHRU CAMPUS LANGUAGE ACADEMY KUALA LUMPUR CAMPUS ASSOC. PROF. KHAIRI IZWAN ABDULLAH DEPUTY DEAN (ACADEMIC) ASSOC. PROF. DR. HADINA HABIL DEPUTY DEAN (RESEARCH & POSTGRADUATE STUDIES) PROF. DR. ANIE ATTAN DEPUTY DEAN MOHAMED TAJUDDIN OSMAN DEPUTY REGISTRAR FATIMAH PUTEH MANAGER (MyLinE) ASSOC. PROF. DR. FAIZAH MOHAMAD NOR HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (LANGUAGE SKILLS) DR. ADLINA ABDUL SAMAD HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (LANGUAGE SERVICES & EXTERNAL PROGRAMMES) ASSOC. PROF. DR. MASDINAH ALAUYAH MD. YUSOF HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (POSTGRADUATE STUDIES) ASSOC. PROF. DR. NOOR ZAINAB ABDUL RAZAK MANAGER (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY) NURUL ASYIKIN NGADISO ASSISTANT REGISTRAR LANGUAGE ACADEMY 2012

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2012 LANGUAGE ACADEMY ANNUAL REPORT Language Academy Staff Human Capital Management (HCM) The total number of staff at Language Academy is 126 of which 99 are academic staff and 27 are non-academic staff. A total of 98 staff are based in Johor Bahru while 28 are in Kuala Lumpur. Details of the Language Academy staff are as follows:Table 1: Distribution of Staff Employed Position Academic Total Non-Academic JB 76 22 KL 23 5 Total 99 27 98 28 126 Table 2: Distribution of Academic Staff According to Post Designation Professor Local 1 (KL) - International - Total JB 15 5 34 20 2 99 Permanent Contract Permanent Contract 15 (JB) 1 (KL) 5 (JB) 6 (KL) 1 (KL) 1 (JB) - KL 1 2 6 Assoc. Professor *3 on secondment in UTM Senior Lecturer Lecturer Tutor 33 (JB) 6 (KL) 17 (JB) 8 (KL) Language Teacher 1 (JB) - - 2 (JB) - - 2 (JB) Total - 6 8 - 2

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LANGUAGE ACADEMY Table 3: Distribution of Non-Academic Staff According to Post Position Deputy Registrar Assistant Registrar (MyLinE-1) IT Officer (MyLinE) 2012 ANNUAL REPORT JB 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 6 - KL 1 - Total 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 8 1 2 IT Assistant Officer (FA29)-MyLinE Programme Editor (BA27)-MyLinE Office Secretary (N27) Office Secretary (N17) Senior Lab Assistant Technician Senior Technician Senior Administrative Assistant Administrative Assistant (MyLinE-2) Total Senior Office General Assistant Office General Assistant 22 2 5 1 2 1 - 27 3 1 1 Table 4: Distribution of Academic Staff According to Qualification Qualification Local/International PHD International Local Local JB 23 2 1 KL 1 9 8 5 - Total 28 2 2 MASTER DEGREE International Total Local International 30 20 - 76 23 - 39 28 - 99 Table 5: Appointments of new staff No 1 Name Ainura Aitibaeva Position Senior Lecturer Job Status Contract Date of AppoinTment 3 September 2012- 2 September 2015 19 September 2012 2 4 5 3 Nur Hazwani Mohd Muhridza Nur Nadirah Baharam Noor Liyana Sanusi Zaid Shamsudin Language Teacher Administrative Assistant Administrative Assistant Language Teacher Permanent Contract Contract Contract 3 September 2012- 2 September 2014 22 October 2012- 21 October 2014 1 November 2012- 31 October 2014 3

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2012 LANGUAGE ACADEMY ANNUAL REPORT Table 6: Staff on Study Leave No 1 Name Mohd Hilmi Hamzah Level of Degree PhD University Melbourne, Australia UTM UM End of Study Leave 25 July2013 3 2 4 5 6 Aminabibi Satanihpy @ Saidalvi Zaiton Ismail Yasmin Hanafi Zaid Zaliza Mohd Nasir Abdullah Mohd Nawi Farhana Diana @ Deiyanah Deris PhD PhD PhD PhD PhD Canterbury University, New Zealand UTM UPM UIA 26 December 2013 7 8 9 Nurhasmiza Abu Hassan Sazalli Wan Nur Asyura Wan Adnan PhD PhD Table 7: Staff on Sabbatical Leave Place Table 8: Promotion of Staff Designation Senior Lecturer Senior Lecturer PhD University of Exeter, United Kingdom UTM 30 November 2013 14 December 2013 5 September 2014 22 August 2014 7 October 2014 29 July 2014 31 December 2013 No 1. Name Date 10 September 2012 - 10 June 2013 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norazman Abd. Majid Taif University, Mecca No 1 2 Name Siti Aishah Abd Hamid Yasmin Hanafi Zaid Kumaraguru A/L Ramayah Date of Appointment 11 June 2012 11 June 2012 3 Table 9: Appointment of Academic Administrators Designation Dean Senior Lecturer 11 June 2012 No 1 2 4 3 Name Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noor Abidah Mohd Omar Date of Appointment 1 June 2012- 31 May 2014 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hadina Habil Assoc. Prof. Dr. Faizah Mohd Nor Dr. Amerrudin Abd Manan Dr. Azizah Rajab Dr. Tina Abdullah Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zaidah Zainal Deputy Dean (Development) Head of Department (Language Skills) Academic Manager (Postgraduate) IT Manager Deputy Dean (Academic) 15 December 2012 - 14 December 2014 15 December 2012 - 14 December 2014 1 December 2012 - 30 November2014 1 November 2012 - 31 October 2014 5 6 Head of Department (Language Academy, KL) Academic Manager (Undergraduate) 7 15 December 2012 - 14 December 2014 8 Dr. Abdul Rahim Haji Salam 15 December 2012 - 14 December 2014 15 December 2012 - 14 December 2014 4

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LANGUAGE ACADEMY Table 10: International Contract Staff No 1 2 3 4 2012 ANNUAL REPORT Name Dr. Khairi Obaid Tayyeh Al-Zubaidi Dr. Ainura Aitibaeva Jack Cornelius Wynker Sergio Simoes Saude Designation Senior Lecturer Assoc. Prof. Country Kyrgyzstan Portugal Canada Iraq Language Teacher Language Teacher Table 11: Visiting Professor/Lecturer No 1 2 Name Professor Dr. Srikant Sarangi Professor Dr. Vijay K. Bhatia University City University of Hong Kong Cardiff University 5

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