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UMP-EPT

Background

The KRA 1A – UMP Strategic Plan 2011-2015 has set the level of English language proficiency of undergraduate students at MUET Band 3/IELTS 5.0/TOEFL 550, and postgraduate students at IELTS 5.0/ TOEFL 570.Through a study, it was found that only 52% of UMP students achieved Band 3 for their MUET. This shows a huge gap between students’ English language proficiency level and the target of KRA 1A – UMP Strategic Plan 2011-2015.

As a consequence, to achieve the target of the KRA 1A at the internal level, CMLHS has suggested three solutions which include:

  • introducing UMP-EPT as the benchmark for identifying students’ level of English proficiency,
  • restructuring the courses offered by the Modern Languages Department, CMLHS, and,
  • restructuring the Preparatory Intensive English (PIE) program.


Objective

  • To implement UMP English Proficiency Test (UMP-EPT) as the benchmark for English language proficiency level at UMP.
  • To restructure the courses offered by the Modern Languages Department, CMLHS.
  • To restructure the Preparatory Intensive English (PIE) program.
 
Justification

The implementation of this program is suggested based on the needs for a benchmark that can measure UMP students’ level of English languageproficiency effectively and at a low cost. There should also exist a link between UMP Strategic Plan 2011-2015 and the English communication courses offered by the Modern Languages (ML) Department, CMLHS. ML curriculum needs to support the KPI set by UMP. Indirectly, this can meet the market demand which requires graduates who possess high English language proficiency and effective communication skills.

 

Implementation

All local undergraduate students will sit for the UMP-EPT during the induction week (MINDS) and the international undergraduate and postgraduate students will sit for the test during a specific date set by CMLHS. For international students, the UMP-EPT will be organised four times a year. There is a required test fee to sit for UMP-EPT.

 

Financial Implication

UMP-EPT Fee:

 Undergraduate students – RM100.00
• Postgraduate students – RM200.00
 UMP associates – RM200.00


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    ITEM DATE
    UMP-EPT MARCH (Staff & Postgraduate Students) 9 March 2016 (Wednesday)
    UMP-EPT MARCH (Undergraduate Students) 12 March 2016 (Saturday)
    UMP-EPT JUNE (Staff & Postgraduate Students) 8 June 2016 (Wednesday)
    UMP-EPT SEPTEMBER (Staff & Postgraduate Students) 7 September 2016 (Wednesday)
    UMP-EPT SEPTEMBER (Undergraduate Students) 24 September 2016 (Saturday)
    UMP-EPT DECEMBER (Undergraduate Students) 3 December 2016 (Saturday)
    UMP-EPT DECEMBER (Staff & Postgraduate Students) 7 December 2016 (Wednesday)

    *all the examination dates are fixed.

UMP-EPT Conversion Table

BAND

READING MARKS

GRAMMAR MARKS

9.0

39 - 40

59 – 60

8.5

37 – 38

57 – 58

8.0

35 – 36

54 – 56

7.5

33 – 34

51 – 53

7.0

31 – 32

49 – 50

6.5

29 – 30

46 – 48

6.0

27 – 28

39 – 45

5.5

24 – 26

31 – 38

5.0

19 – 23

26 – 30

4.5

15 – 18

21 – 25

4.0

13 – 14

16 – 20

3.5

11 – 12

11 – 15

3.0

9 – 10

9 – 10

2.5

7 – 8

7 – 8

2.0

5 – 6

5 – 6

1.5

3 – 4

3 – 4

1.0

1 - 2

1 - 2

 

Contact Information:
For further inquiries please contact:
Dr. Fatimah Ali
UMP-EPT Coordinator
Centre for Modern Languages & Human Sciences
Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Lebuhraya Tun Razak, 25300 Gambang
Kuantan, Pahang
MALAYSIA
Tel: +609-5493062
Fax: +609-5493112
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