George Town, 4 October 2015 – A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between KDU University College Penang (KDU Penang) and Silpakorn University (SU) of Thailand yesterday to help improve English language skills among students of the Thai university.
The agreement, aimed for a strategic collaboration to provide short-term English courses for SU undergraduates, will include short-term placement at KDU UC Penang whilst the students are learning the language. The collaboration will last until year 2020.
The “English Summer Camp” programme will also see SU students’ visit places of interest in Penang over a specified period ranging from one day to two weeks. KDU Penang’s principal Dr. Chong Beng Keok said participants from SU will be selected in batches to travel to Penang as part of the agreement.
“The main aim of English Summer Camp is to boost the language proficiency among SU students,” Dr. Chong said yesterday. SU’s Acting Dean of the Faculty of Education, Dr. Bamroong Chamnanrua said, “Bangkok and Penang are only 90 minutes away by flight and KDU UC Penang has been a popular choice among students due to the quality of its teaching”.