Be like a lion….

Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.

It’s the lion’s silence that signals danger, not his roar.

That is why I love quotes. Message is sent in a very delicate way but yet the meaning is strong.

A beautiful recitation of Surah Ad-Duha by Ridjaal Ahmed.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem 

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

1. By the forenoon (after sun-rise);

2. And by the night when it is still (or darkens);

3. Your Lord (O Muhammad ()) has neither forsaken you nor hated you.

4. And indeed the Hereafter is better for you than the present (life of this world).

5. And verily, your Lord will give you (all i.e. good) so that you shall be well-pleased.

6. Did He not find you (O Muhammad ()) an orphan and gave you a refuge?

7. And He found you unaware (of the Qur’an, its legal laws, and Prophethood, etc.) and guided you?

8. And He found you poor, and made you rich (selfsufficient with selfcontentment, etc.)?

9. Therefore, treat not the orphan with oppression,

10. And repulse not the beggar;

11. And proclaim the Grace of your Lord (i.e. the Prophethood and all other Graces).

Once Upon a Time: The Welcome Note as the Chair of Language Academy (July 2018 – June 2023).

A Warm Welcome to Language Academy.

Language Academy (LA) was established in 2010 and it is part of Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSSH). At LA, we offer various language proficiency courses to undergraduate students, for example, English, Malay, Mandarin, Japanese, Arabic, French and Korean.

If you are interested to pursue your postgraduate studies with us, we offer three programmes which are Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and Master of Language in Communication and Digital Culture (MLCDC). Ph.D and MPhil are full research programmes, whilst MLCDC is a Master taught course.

Our staff are actively involved in various language research areas and publications. We have three research strands which are Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching (ALLT), Language and Communication in Society (LCS), and Technology and Language Education (TLE).  Our areas of specialisation include CALL, Linguistics, LSP, Health Communication, Teacher Training, TESL and Visual Communication.

Besides academic programmes, we also offer a variety of language classes and services.  Our popular language camps are Summer School (Oral Communication for Future Professionals), Summer School (TESL), and Language and Cultural Camp (KEBAYA).   MyLinE is an online self-access English language learning platform specially designed to assist students to develop their English language communication skills.  Those intend to sit for IELTS or CEFR examination can enroll in the Intensive English Programme (IEP), which is a preparatory course for IELTS or CEFR.  Besides English language, we also offer foreign language classes for UTM staff and the public. Language Academy is a well-known centre for various international language tests such as JLPT, IELTS, and CEFR.

Language Academy UTM, Where Languages Prosper

Assoc. Professor Dr Hanita Hassan

Chair of Language Academy,

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities