FOR THE ALBUM... Korean and local students striking a pose after the Koreans’ Graduation Ceremony at SEGi College Sarawak.
KUCHING – Twenty-two students from Hansung University of Korea graduated last week after successfully completing their English Summer Camp in SEGi College Sarawak.
The partnership programme with Hansung Universitiy enabled its selected students to experience everything Malaysia has to offer as well as attending an English language course, specifically catered to them as part of their summer programme in their respective university.
The main emphasis of the camp was learning through structured lessons and specially tailored activities to ensure that students use English language as much as possible.
“We believe that by exposing international students to the external environment, outside of the class rooms, they will have more opportunities to interact and practice their English,” said the Head of Academic, Elina Tiu.
“They will also have the opportunity to practice what they have learned in class and apply their English language skill in actual situations. This will speed up their grasp of the language.
“And because they are practising what they have learned, they will be able to remember and speak the language more fluently.”
The one-month programme was filled with visits to many places from shopping centres to eateries in and around Kuching city. They were also brought to local attractions like Damai Puri Beach Resort, Jong Crocodile Farm, Semenggok Wildlife Centre, Bako National Park, Lundu Retreat Resort and the Museums.
During their course of study, the student also took part in SEGi’s Mini Food Fair on July 20, 2011 where they set up a stall selling Korean food. Again this gave them the opportunity to interact with the local students.
This two-fold programme was established not just to teach students English but also exposing them to the culture and lifestyle of the local people.
As part of their Graduation Ceremony, the Korean students were asked to make a presentation summarising their one-month trip to Malaysia. All of them were pleased with the warmth and experience they had gathered here and hope that they will someday return to Malaysia.
“We are confident that the time the Korean students have spent learning in SEGi College Sarawak will help them with their everyday English usage and at the same time, give them sweet memories that they will bring back to their country,” Tiu added.