Thursday, 24th May 2007, is a day that would be remembered for a long time by staff and students of English Language Centres, Malaysia. On that day, The Hon. Deputy Minister of Tourism, Datuk Donald Lim launched the ELS Edu-Tourism Programme at the Malaysian Tourist Centre (MTC) at Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. More than 100 students and staff of ELS Kuala Lumpur together with Chief Executive Officer of ELS, Ms Chee Yin Fair attended the function.
In his speech, Datuk Donald mentioned that ELS has been one of the pioneer English Language Centres in Malaysia. It has contributed abundantly to the teaching of English to foreign students who came to this country in order to improve their proficiency in the language. Through the ELS Edu-Tourism programme, especially the ELS Student Blog, ELS students would be able to communicate and share information about places and situations in Malaysia that are of interest to people back home as well as with others all over the world.
The launching of this programme was appropriately entitled
Empowering English, Experiencing Malaysia.
Our country Malaysia, is a country of cultural diversity. It offers many new and interesting experiences to people who come here – both as students and as tourists.
Plenty of warmth and happiness was experienced by those present as people from several different coutries were seen to intermingle freely. ELS students from Kuala Lumpur Centre who had successfully completed their studies, received their certificates from the Honourable Deputy Minister of Tourism.