Welcome to the Centre for Languages and General
In fact, welcome to all prospective UNITAR students,
as every student, whether foundation, diploma or degree, will 'cross
our threshold' more than once during the course of his or her studies
to take the University core courses which we offer.
At the Centre you will meet a team of dedicated,
energetic young, or at least young-at-heart, lecturers who are committed
to making learning an enjoyable and meaningful experience for all
of their students. We believe that is not what we teach but what
and how students learn that is of crucial importance, hence our
classes emphasize experiential or active learning through students'
involvement in projects, presentations and other group activities
such as participating in and managing themed activities or events
related to their studies. One notable example was the very successful
celebration of Malaysia's 50th Anniversary of Independence, which
was organized by Malaysian Studies students in 2007.
It is our hope that by using an approach which
focuses on learning rather than teaching, students will come to
develop a lifelong love of learning for its own sake rather than
for the sake of passing exams.
Assoc. Prof. Lynne Kathryn Norazit