For the March 2017 Semester, the Intensive English Programme (IEP) students from Levels 1, 2 and 3 participated in three different English language activities conducted at IUKL. These activities which were proposed by the IEP lecturers were aimed at providing a new learning experience to the students outside of the classroom.
The first activity that the students participated in was Public Speaking that was held on May 17, 2017 at Room 304, Block 11. Suggested and conducted by Ms. Zeena, the aim was to boost the students’ confidence in speaking skills in addition to providing the students the opportunity to share and express their ideas on a given topic. The two-hour activity, which was held from 10.00am-12.00pm, saw the majority of the students volunteering to speak about a particular topic. All the students shared creative and amazing stories during this session. Immediate feedback was then provided by Ms. Zeena on each student’s performance.
Other than Public Speaking, the students also participated in a singing competition. This event, the brainchild of Ms. Nursyahirah, was held on May at Auditorium, Block 2 from 9am-12pm to fulfill the following objectives:
Objectives of the singing competition:
- To improve the students’ English pronunciation
- To boost their level of confidence by enunciating-singing English songs
- To increase the rapport between the IEP family members
- To encourage the students to use/speak English during the activity – one of the platforms for the students to apply English language when interacting
The students who were divided into groups of 4 -5 were given the chance to practice singing the songs of their choice before competing with other groups. The students expressed their gratitude and satisfaction for such an opportunity.
The last activity, IEP Cultural Day which was suggested and conducted by Ms. Tengku Idzyan was held on May 24 at Auditorium, Block 2 from 9.00am -12.00pm. The objective of this event was for the students to showcase their unique culture and also for them to learn about one another’s culture. Students had the opportunity to talk about their national attire, popular food, places of interests, and traditional games etc. They presented their ideas mainly through PowerPoint slides and posters. The discussions made the session more engaging.
All the activities brought fun to the students and strengthened the bond between the students and lecturers. With the motivation and guidance from the lecturers and the effort of the students, each activity turned out to be a memorable affair.