Feature: Learner Viewpoints
By Nik Azlina Nik Yaacob
"Teaching and learning should be conducted in
English. In courses like mine, Business, it is better if the teaching is conducted in English. This is because nowadays, the business world uses more English terms, so when I learn in English, it is easy and very helpful.
"I prefer the modules to be in English. This could enhance the English standard of students."
Chan Pei Ling
"I think some of the students find it difficult to learn English unless they are taught using both Bahasa Malaysia and English. Tutors could speak and teach in English but they also need to explain in Bahasa Malaysia, where necessary."
"I like English as it is easier for me to understand and learn. I have confidence in it, so I hope the use of English could be strictly implemented at OUM."
Jung Moi Kian
"There will be advantages and disadvantages. The advantage goes to the majority of students who have minimal understanding in English and the advantage
is that students have the opportunity to strive hard to master this language well.
Tan Mui Hiong
"I support this transition 100% as it could level up OUM's reputation and the ability of OUM students in writing and speaking as well."
"I agree with the proposal in order to produce high-
quality education. However, full transition will affect students' result as most students are working parents/ adults and have limited time for studying. I suggest for the implementation to be done by stages.
"The transition should have been done from the time
OUM opened. I support things being done in English.
A lot of learning materials are in English. It is easier to understand ICT in English rather than in Bahasa Malaysia, as I find some terms to be awkward.
"Tidak berapa setuju dengan cadangan ini kerana bagi mereka yang bukan major Bahasa Inggeris mereka akan bermasalah untuk mendalami modul tersebut kerana terpaksa membuat penterjemahan bahasa. Kadangkala isi kandungan modul agak mengelirukan walaupun dalam Bahasa Malaysia."
"Bergantung kepada major dan minor yang diambil, jika Matematik dan Sains mungkin sesuai digunakan Bahasa Inggeris, subjek yang lain tidak perlu kerana tiada amalan di sekolah."
"Saya tidak setuju dengan perlaksanaan Bahasa Inggeris kerana sukar bagi saya untuk memahaminya dengan sepenuhnya."