The Wide Use of English Language in Malaysia

Students are required to study English in Malaysian schools despite the evolution of the Malaysian education system toward Bahasa Malaysia as the official language of instruction. In 1974, communicative language teaching was proposed for the English language course syllabus. The approach has been to engage learners in relevant interaction and meaningful communication. There are, however, great differences in the language learning process between the secondary schools, university classrooms and private language schools.

A great place to learn English in Malaysia is at a private English language school (see ELEC). A good option is one that offers a unique system and allows students to tailor their courses to their individual needs. A student can choose from General English or Academic English with IELTS as their major study program. A bonus program is the afternoon Special Focus Modules. Each student selects a focus according to his/her needs. These optional English Extras classes are interesting and fun. More details about the programs are below.


ELEC Language Center Malaysia
ELEC Language Center Malaysia


✍ The General English Program is for students who want to learn more effective verbal communication. Each student makes fast progress in English fluency, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, listening, reading and writing skills.

✍ The Academic English with IELTS Program is for students who want to develop knowledge of the IELTS exam and improve test taking and academic skills. Each student improves his/her study skills and fluency for presentations. The course also helps with academic reading and writing skills as well as listening skills.


✍ Special classes are offered in the afternoons for students who need to make really fast progress and want to focus on particular individual needs during one-on-one lessons. The goal could be, for example, to focus on Business English for a particular job. Other goals could be to improve fluency skills, writing skills or exam preparation. The teachers are highly skilled and experienced professionals who are patient. Five hours per week of English Extras are usually available.

Unique to ELC, English Extras give you the chance to practice your English skills in a relaxed and stimulating environment while learning new skills and making friends. These optional special interest classes and clubs are offered after class in the afternoons. A student simply chooses the Extras he/she is most interested in or the class that will be the most useful.

Malaysia is an ideal place to learn English because the language schools offer a variety of learning options and hire excellent teachers.



Most Efficient Way to Sort Through Your Emails on Monday Morning

On Monday mornings, everyone ends up with a congested inbox after not checking emails for the entire weekend. It can be a headache to go through all of the messages that have piled up and to figure out what’s important and what’s not. Fortunately, there are some good strategies for clearing the mess that is a Monday morning inbox.


Remove the Junk

The first step should be to get rid of any junk emails. If there are newsletters, deals from websites, or blog update notifications, these things can be marked as read. This doesn’t mean that these emails are being cast aside for good. These things may be interesting, but they are not the most important thing to spend time on during the first hours of the work week. If they were meant to be read, they will get read at a later time when there is less urgency. Removing all of this junk visually reduces the overwhelming amount of emails to read and respond to.


Check the Most Important Emails

The next thing to do is to answer the most important emails. Important clients, money matters, and urgent commitments are the things that deserve the most attention on Monday mornings. Taking the time to answer important emails right away will take a load of pressure off and make it easier to finish sorting through the rest of the emails in the inbox.






Answer the Quick Emails

Any email that can be answered in a minute or less is the next priority. Even if the emails could wait for a day or two, it’s best to get these easy responses out of the way as quickly as possible. Doing this will take away another big chunk of the inbox clutter.


Answer the Rest (Later)

By this step, most of the emails in the inbox should be dealt with. What’s left over are the emails that are not urgent and not easy to respond to. If there is still time to deal with the emails, they can be dealt with right away. Otherwise, these emails can be responded to later. That’s not to say that they can be left unattended to for days. It’s still a good idea to get these emails taken care of within 1-2 days.

Following these four steps make a big difference in reducing the time and stress that result from a messy, cluttered Monday morning inbox. These same steps can be followed on any day of the week; Monday is simply the time when it’s most necessary to have a good strategy for answering emails. However, a good email maintenance policy can lead to better productivity in the workplace on a daily basis.

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