JJ13143N-MPU3143- Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2

Module Provider: International Study and Language Institute
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded: JJ13113N MPU3113- Hubungan Etnik or JJ13123N MPU3123- TITAS
Current from: 2022/3

Module Convenor: Ms Nur Amira Zureena Zulkurnain
Email: n.a.z.zulkurnain@reading.edu.my

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module is delivered at University of Reading Malaysia only.

Beginner’s Malay Language designed for international students in Malaysia.

Focus is on conversational and functional speaking, and on grammar.


  • To give students the ability to speak and understand Malay Language at level A1 (CEFR).

  • To give students an appreciation of formal and informal Spoken Malay Language.

  • To help students understand grammar in Malay Language at level A1 (CEFR).

Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module, the students will be able to:

  • Identify the sound system and the systems of Romanised spelling, vocabulary and grammar of Malay Language in simple sentences.

  • Understand spoken Malay Language in a variety of simple everyday situations.

  • Ability to communicate in a formal or informal conversation in Malay Language at a basic level.

  • Write simple sentences (CEFR level A1) in Malay.

Additional outcomes:

The module also aims to encourage the development of the students’ effectiveness in group situations, including producing video in a group. Students are also encouraged to develop their IT skills by use of computer resources.

Outline content:

Series of lectures covering the following main topics:

  • Introduction: Pronunciation, Writing Skills and Reading Skills

  • Conversation: Getting to know Someone  

  • Conversation: In the lecture hall

  • Conversation: In a restaurant

  • Conversation: In a library

  • Grammar

  • Conversation: At a hostel

  • Conversation: At a bus station

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The module is designed to help welcome international students to Malaysia, including mobility students is this additional non-credit module can be included in their timetable. It aims to make communication between people of different background more enjoyable and less stressful.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 22
Tutorials 12
Project Supervision 4
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 25
    Exam revision/preparation 12
    Peer assisted learning 15
    Preparation for presentations 15
    Group study tasks 15
Total hours by term 120 0 0
Total hours for module 120

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Project output other than dissertation 40
Oral assessment and presentation 10
Class test administered by School 50

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

The project is in the form of a video summarising one aspect of the content learnt, plus general engagement and attendance (as required by the Malaysian educational authorities).

The in-class test is 1.5 hours in the last week of term.

Formative assessment methods:

A series of BlackBoard homework tasks, due weekly.

Individual feedback will be given on written assignments, including plans and drafts, and formal spoken presentations.

Penalties for late submission:

The Support Centres will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: https://www.reading.ac.uk/cqsd/-/media/project/functions/cqsd/documents/cqsd-old-site-documents/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

Assessment requirements for a pass:

A minimum mark of 40%. Percentage scores will be recorded for transcript purposes.

Reassessment arrangements:

None. This module is outside the scope of regular undergraduate assessment arrangements. If a student fails an MPU module, they will be required to repeat it.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

1) Required text books: None

2) Specialist equipment or materials: None

3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear: None

4) Printing and binding: None

5) Computers and devices with a particular specification: None

6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence: None

Last updated: 22 September 2022


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