Monday, 16 November 2016|Cheng Ching Yee Edited by: Ahmad Nasaruddin Bin Sulaiman
UMP students passed with flying colours in Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK Test)
A total of 10 students from UMP who has participated in the Chinese Proficiency Test in English (HSK Test) passed with flying colours with two full mark scorers. The HSK Test is China's only standardized test which measures the proficiency level of non-native speakers of standard Chinese. It is a widely recognized test comparable to TOEFL of English. There are six levels of testing labelled as Level 1, being the lowest proficiency, to Level 6, the highest.
These 10 UMP candidates took the HSK Test on 14th November 2015 at Kongzi Institute, University of Malaya. Their results were released after a month while their certificates were sent to UMP on 15 January 2016. Three candidates sat for HSK Level 1 while seven attempted HSK Level 2.
Dzutika Muhamed and Nabila Mohd Adzan, students from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering who scored full marks (200/200) claimed that they did not expect that they could score full marks. According to Nurzuriati Binti Kamarudin from Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering who scored 179 out of 200, felt grateful to the Mandarin teachers from MLCC who provided HSK Intensive classes to train non-Chinese students for the HSK Test.
Zulhilmi Mohd, student from Faculty of Engineering Technology, is the top scorer among HSK Level 2 candidates, scored 191 out of 200. He said that the Mandarin songs singing during classroom learning encouraged him to speak Mandarin confidently.
“Inspiration from Shila Amzah has been the motivation for me in learning Mandarin. I wish I can speak Mandarin fluently like Shila in the future,” said Norhaida Wati Binti Mamat, student from Faculty of Electric & Electronic who scored 178 out of 200 in HSK Level 2.
Mohamad Ikhwan Bin Mohd Rashid, student from from Faculty of Engineering Technology, felt very delighted when he got his good results for HSK Level 2. After two semesters of learning Mandarin, he was surprised that he was able to pass HSK Level 2.
Another 2 students from Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources, Nurul Syammimi Binti Zulkaranai Hassan and Nur Fazliana Binti Muhamad Razali, said that the effort of learning Mandarin is being paid with the good resutls of HSK Level 2.
It is proven that UMP students are capable in mastering a foreign language after 2 semester of learning. The ability of speaking an additional language can be considered as an essential skill for future job seekes who want to keep up with today’s rapidly increasing global economy.
Monday, 16 November 2015|Yong Ying Mei Edited by: Mohd Shafeirul Zaman Bin Abd Majid
A Dialogue on Working Culture in China Industry
On 9 November 2015, 10 students from various faculties in Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) had a dialogue on working culture at Baoding Lizhong Wheel Manufacturing Co. Ltd., a tyre rim manufacturing industry in Hebei, China. The objectives of the programme are to communicate with the industry and to produce proficient individuals and professionals who are able to meet and exceed the requirements of the job market.
The manufacturing company is practising 6S in the industry namely Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, Shitsuke and Safety. They are not only supplying tyre rim to China automobile but also to some other automobile industry abroad such as Mazda, Hyundai, BMW, Suzuki, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Kia, Ford, Audi, Volkswagen and etc. UMP students had showed their interest by actively asking questions in the dialogue.
This manufacturing company also accepted industrial training for undergraduate students from Hebei and also hired some expatriate manager from Russia and Korea. UMP students gave positive feedback on having industrial training in this manufacturing factory in the future. They were also brought to visit the production line to observe the process of making tyre rim with the theory that they learnt in UMP.
The dialogue on working culture in China industry had given a good experience for UMP students as they are becoming familiar of the working culture in the industry so that they can get prepared to work in the industry later on.
Madam Wang Lixia, Head of Department of Teaching Chinese as Foreign Language, CIEE Hebei University, China is the main host of the programme, which is part of the arranged agenda in UMP students’ visit to China. Also present was Ms Yong Ying Mei, a senior language teacher in Centre for Modern Languages and Human Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.
This programme was conducted successfully and had achieved University objectives as well as KRA 1: Enhancement of Academic Quality, KRA 3: Socio-economic Development and KRA 4: Branding for Strategic Positioning.