International Language Symposium (ILS) 2022 from 27th to 28th September 2022.

International Language Symposium (ILS) 2022 from 27th to 28th September 2022.

Tarikh Mula : 27 Sep 2022   Tarikh Tamat : 28 Sep 2022

Lokasi : Zoom Virtual Platform

Penganjur : ILS 2022 Organising Committee


Assalamualaikum WBT and Greetings,

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that CELPAD will be organising the International Language Symposium (ILS) 2022 from 27th to 28th September 2022. The theme of the conference is “Making it Global: CEFR-alligned Language Curriculum and Assessment”. The symposium will run on Zoom virtual platform.

The implementation of CEFR-alligned curriculum has begun at primary and secondary level since 2017 and higher education institutions have been urged to align their English language curriculum to CEFR as part of preparation in receiving students who have been taught using CEFR-alligned curriculum at schools by year 2022.

This symposium will provide the input needed to examine the preparedness of the higher learning institutions in implementing the bold initiatives by the ministry. It will look specifically at the integration of CEFR into the Malaysian English Language curriculum at the tertiary level. The testing and assessments for the CEFR informed curriculum will also be examined to further enhance the teaching and learning process. The CEFR integration on the teaching of Arabic and Bahasa Melayu will be another highlight of the symposium.

Our two Keynote Speakers are: 

·         Prof. Zuraidah Mohd Don (UTM)

·         Prof. Barry O’Sullivan (British Council)

Highlights of ILS 2022 include: 

·         Parallel sessions on CEFR and assessment-related papers

·         Forums on CEFR and assessment

On behalf of the Secretariat, I would like to invite CELPAD staff to take the opportunity to present at the symposium. Information on registration, abstract submissions and payment methods can be found at

You could also email the organising committee at for any enquiries.

In closing, we would be pleased to have your participation in the ILS 2022 and hope to confirm your participation in the event as soon as possible. 

I look forward to your favourable response and hope that you can also help to promote our event to friends at other institutions.

Thank you. 

ILS 2022 Organising Committee

Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD)