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Framing the English Language (EL) CEFR-informed Curriculum Structure: The UKM Experience

Normazidah Che Musa, Azwan Shaiza Nizam, Wan Nur’ashiqin Wan Mohamad and Zarina Othman

Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Volume 29, Issue S3, December 2021


Keywords: ADDIE model, CEFR, curriculum design, English language, higher education

Published on: 30 November 2021

One of the main concerns that have been raised in the realm of the graduate employability workforce in Malaysia is for graduates to be competent in speaking English. The concern on the graduates’ standard in speaking English has been amplified to meet a global standard. It has triggered the Malaysian Ministry of Education to adopt the CEFR benchmark. This paper presents the framework of a CEFR-informed curriculum for Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) English Language (EL) courses at UKM and its basis. The paper outlines the method used in framing the curriculum structure based on the ADDIE model. It particularises the curriculum structure into four (4) main implementation phases that address the different proficiency levels in the targeted CEFR levels.

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