KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — The Ministry of Education (MOE) and stakeholders of the education region need to make a complete observe to decide the reason of poor English Language (BI) talent amongst college students, rather than blame it on teachers’ negative draw close of the language.
National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) president Aminuddin Awang said they should become aware of the reasons of college students’ bad English performance rather than issuing a directive for English language (BI) choice teachers to sit down for the Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
“Our view is that besides shortage of BI choice teachers there may be different factors consisting of environment or loss of motivation as college students are not required to pass the BI concern within the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination and so forth, so we should sit down down together to discuss the factors.”
He became speakme to reporters after attending the NUTP English Language Education Seminar, here nowadays.
On April 14, Education director-trendy Datuk Dr Amin Senin in a round, issued a directive for teachers coaching English Language to take a seat for MUET, so that it will evaluate the level of English skillability in line with the necessities set out within the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025.
According to the round, all English language teachers must be on the minimum skillability degree of C1 in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
It turned into also notified that 20,634 instructors have yet to sit for any exams to decide their degree of English talent and that they were entreated to take a seat for MUET.
However, Aminuddin said the English Language Education Reform Plan in Malaysia: The Roadmap 2015-2025 did not state the need to take a seat for MUET other than the CEFR.
Aminuddin reiterated that the NUTP isn’t always in agreement with the directive as MUET is best taken by way of college students who purpose to further their university research whilst teachers had attended various extensive physical games such as the Cambridge Placement Test and APTIS-Assess English Skills organised by the British Council .
He also advised the MOE to make clear who had been the teachers required to sit for MUET.
“We need a affirmation on the lecturers required to take a seat for MUET. Are they the BI option or non-BI option instructors as conflicting statements have been issued by way of the MOE,” he said.
He said NUTP additionally wanted to understand what would happen to the academics who could be sitting for MUET this November if they didn’t obtain the level set, adding that the NUTP might meet with Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik to speak about the difficulty. — Bernama