Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

[1]  Demonstrate job seeking skills.

[2]  Produce a recommendation report.

[3]  Demonstrate effective communication skills.


This subject is designed to develop students’ written and oral communication skills, as well as to enhance their level of English literacy which will be beneficial to their professional careers. Students are taught  to write application letter and resume that meet the requirements of the workplace.  They are also taught to produce a recommendation report. Students also acquire effective presentation skills as well as gain experience in mock interviews and meetings prior to seeking employment.  Grammar is taught implicitly. The Student-Centred Learning approach is employed in the teaching and learning process.


[1]  Azar, B. S., 2010, Understanding and using English grammar. New York: Longman.

[2]  Casher, C. C. & Weldon, J., 2010, Presentation excellence: 25 tricks, tips and techniques for professional speakers and trainers. USA: CLB Publishing House.

[3]  Chin, F. C. J., Soo, K. S. E. & Manjuladevi, R., 2010, English for professional communication: Science and engineering. Singapore: Cengage Learning Asia Pte Ltd.

[4]  Sharimllah D. R., S. Indra Devi & Nurlisa Loke Abdullah, 2011, Grammar for Technical Writing. Malaysia: Pearson.