CENTRE FOR LANGUAGES AND PRE-UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT
The English Language Division (ELD) caters for a broad range of students including those who have received their education in a medium other than English as well as those who have experienced varying degrees of English medium instruction. The programme looks into the needs of the local and foreign students at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
Head of Division
Wan Norhana Binti Wan Ab. Rahman
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The Quranic Language Division (QLD) has been one of the major divisions of CELPAD when the IIUM began its operation in 1983. The QLD accommodates a wide range of students who intend to further their studies in all Kulliyyahs at the IIUM. These include those who do not have any knowledge of Arabic as well as those who received their education fully or partly in Arabic. The courses offered by QLD look into the needs of local and foreign students at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
Head of Division
Abdullah Bukhari Abdul Rahim
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Tilawah Division which was formally known as Tilawah Unit was established in 1987 when the senate endorsed the proposal presented to start the unit within the Language Center. The establishment of the division is to comply with the Islamization of Knowledge as a mission and vision of IIUM.
The course is designed to suit all Muslim students to recite the Holy Quran in a correct manner. On the other hand, for the Arabic based student, the course is inadequate to prepare them to become an Islamic scholar.
All new students are required to sit for the Tilawah Placement Test (TPT) before following Tilawah courses. The TPT is regularly conducted at the beginning of each semester. From the TPT, students are divided into Exempted students, 2000 level and 1000 level students.
All students for both Gombak and Kuantan campus need to complete their Tilawah requirements within the first two years of their studies when compulsory registration is fulfilled. However students from IRK and BARB are automaticly placed in 3000 levels where they are required to complete three subjects of Tilawah Divison courses.
From the Tilawah course students are guided through a process of learning and practicing the rules of tajwid in the recitation of the Holy Quran. The main teaching approach is teaching and learning centered. Thus, students are assisted in developing their proficiency on reading the Holy Quran through the following learning strategies: imitating, practicing and memorizing. To sum up, students will learn the rules of tajwid in detail from the explanation of the instructors. So, students will be requested to apply those rules in recitation spontaneously.
Tilawah Division's Objectives
- To produce students who can recite the Holy Quran in a correct way based on the tajwid discipline. This is to ensure that students attain an acceptable reading standard as the recitation of the Holy Prophet PBUH transmitted by Hafs `An `Asim.
- To produce students who can memorize surahs from Holy Al-Qurans) for the daily ibadah which are needed for prayers or to become an imam in solat.
- To produce graduates who are able to recite the Holy Quran correctly and smoothly based on the rules of tajwid.
Head of Division
Nurma Abd Karim
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The Bahasa Melayu Division caters for both Malaysian and International students of IIUM. All students in IIUM are required to take Bahasa Melayu as prescribed in the course outlines for each Kulliyyah. Generally, the aims of the Bahasa Melayu courses are as follows:
- To instill among students an awareness of the importance of Bahasa Melayu
- To be able to use appropriate Bahasa Melayu as is officially spoken and written among the Malaysians.
- To ensure students have the knowledge pertaining to the history and usage of Bahasa Melayu
- Comparatively, the use of Bahasa Melayu for foreign students is relatively lower in level. Malaysians students, however, are required to master the appropriate language registers in spoken and written Bahasa Melayu in accordance with the various disciplines.
Coordinator for Bridging Programme
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The Bridging programme was established in 2007 to cater to students who come from a system with insufficient academic depth to follow the undergraduate programmes at IIUM (ie. students with certificates that are not equivalent to A-levels but higher than O-levels). The Bridging programme offers foundation courses for students who intend to enroll into science-based kulliyyahs (eg. Engineering, Information Technology and Architecture).