UNISSA hosts language seminar

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THIRTY-FOUR scholars and academicians from prominent Islamic universities took part in an international seminar yesterday that focused on the latest practices related to teaching and learning language skills.

Held at Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), the seminar was organised by its Centre for Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning (PPIB) in an effort to support its development.

Present to officiate the seminar, titled ‘Teaching and Learning of Language for its Non-native Speakers: Reality and Expectations’, was Education Minister Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman.

The seminar featured several experts from other countries including Oman, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Egypt, Bangladesh, Yemen and Sudan.

The presenters offered their working papers in three languages – Malay, Arabic and English.

Delivering his welcoming remarks was the Director of PPIB, Dr Salah Sebouai, who highlighted the importance of the teaching and learning of language skills.

The two-day seminar, which ends today, is amongst PPIB’s continual efforts in supporting the field of language teaching and learning by bringing together scholars and educators in an effort to share their research experiences and best practices.

Dr Salah added that the seminar looks to discuss new directions of research in language teaching and learning, especially in the era of the ‘information explosion’ that the world is facing today.

He said the seminar is the first step toward future international events in encouraging the implementation of modern technology as well as the practical application of theories in the teaching and learning of language skills.

During the seminar, the speakers will discuss the development of modern linguistic studies in teaching and learning Arabic language while also exchanging views on the latest and effective methodologies in teaching and learning language skills.

Amongst those present yesterday to deliver his working paper was Associate Professor Madya Dr Abdul Rahman Chik from Malaysia.

The Brunei Times