The Department of Foreign Languages focuses on the development of modern languages excluding Malay and English. The emphasis is given to the study of language skills, linguistics, translation and interpretation. The Department also offers B.A programmes in Foreign Language majoring in Arabic, Chinese, French and German. These programmes are based on a holistic approach to produce well-balanced multilingual who are equally knowledgeable in diverse disciplines. The Department of Foreign Languages also offers 12 foreign language proficiency courses to all UPM undergraduate students. These courses are offered up to three levels, and upon completion of the third level with at least a B grade, the students will be given a certificate which for them would be a plus factor in entering the job market.
The Department of Foreign Languages is established to:
i. Inculcate the culture of knowledge based on language, literature, communication and new technologies in order to enter the new era.
ii. To fulfill the manpower needs who acquired the culture of knowledge and to foster integration at global level.
iii. To develop dynamic individuals with language and communication competencies needed in the global job market.
iv. To produce generations who are able to acquire, master and apply knowledge in the domain of foreign languages, linguistics, literature and culture.
The language skills in speaking, writing and reading in foreign language are added values in this fast moving world with fantastic communication facilities. The graduates of BA Arabic Language, Chinese Language, French Language and German Language are able to find jobs in Arab Saudi, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and European countries. UPM students are given the opportunity to learn these foreign languages without charges. The job prospect for graduates covers career in education, publication, broadcasting and journalism, tourism, banking, and public relation.
Updated:: 22/02/2018 [zulis]
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