Academic Visit to UNISSA, Brunei
On the 19th to the 21st of October 2014, a delegation from the Faculty of Languages and Communication (FBK) visited the Faculty of Arabic Language and Islamic Civilisation, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) in Brunei to discuss collaborative activities to develop international partnerships. Amongst the planned activities include academic lectures and workshops on language teaching and learning. During the visit, the delegation paid a courtesy visit to the Rector of UNISSA, Yang Mulia Dr. Norarfan Haji Haji Zainal; attended a meeting with the Faculty of Arabic Language and Islamic Civilisation; and organised an academic talk and a workshop on teaching Arabic to UNISSA's staff and students.
The first academic talk entitled Isu Kebolehbacaan Teks Arab: Keperluan dan Pengukuran" (The Reading Abilities of Arabic Texts: Needs and Evaluation) was delivered by Dr. Zulazhan Ab. Halim, the Deputy Dean of Research & Development. Meanwhile, the workshop on Isu-isu dalam Pembelajaran Bahasa dan Kesusasteraan Arab. (Issues in Arabic Language Learning and Literature) was conducted by Ustaz Mohd Shahrizal Nasir and a representative from UNISSA. This programme received wide coverage in print and electronic media of Brunei Darussalam.
Academic Visit to UAD, Indonesia
On the 20st to the 22nd October, the Faculty's delegates visited the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) and the Faculty of Tarbiyah and Dirasah Islamiah (FTDI), University of Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) in Indonesia. The delegation was represented by Associate Prof. Dr. Normah Yusof, the Deputy Dean of Academics & Postgraduate Studies, and Madam Akmah Yusof and Ustaz Shaferul Hafes Sha'ari. Discussions involved aspects of teaching and learning, research and publications, seminars, student and staff mobility programmes, students exchange opportunities and industrial training. Both parties agreed to forge a strong relationship through understanding and cooperation between UniSZA, UNISSA and UAD.
Associate Prof. Dr. Normah also delivered an academic lecture entitled 'Learner Diversity', whilst two language learning workshops were held entitled 'English Camp in Enhancing Students' Proficiency by Madam Akmah and Language Acquisition Through Imitation Animation by Ustaz Shaferul Hafes. Both workshops were attended by teachers and students of UAD.
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Translation by Norazikin Mohd Omar
Edited by Azimah Shurfa Mohammed Shukry