About the EMS Language Centre (English Made Simple), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The EMS Language Centre (English Made Simple) was founded by Citinetics Sdn. Bhd. to provide English-learning programmes for local and international students at all levels and for all purposes. Its courses are designed to help learners upgrade their English language skills relevant to their personal, professional and academic needs.
With its excellent track record in organising and managing classes, workshops, seminars, and vocational programmes for more than 30 years, Citinetics Sdn. Bhd. set up EMS in 2011 with the aim of making English-language learning as simple and enjoyable as possible. Lessons are delivered by a team of qualified, experienced native and non-native teachers using a range of interactive and stimulating approach.
A government-registered language centre:
An international language centre in Kuala Lumpur, EMS is approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE). Registered under the Education Act 1996 Certificate of Registration, it is located in the heart of the capital city, within walking distance of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.
A popular choice with students from many countries particularly those from the South-East Asian, Central Asian, Middle-Eastern and North African regions, EMS is licensed by the Immigration Affairs Division of the Malaysian Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN) to enrol international students. According to Malaysian law, only public or private Malaysian institutions under the jurisdiction of either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Home Affairs can undertake admissions of international students.
English Made Simple abides by the Malaysian government regulations relating to the enrolment of international students. To ensure that you obtain your visa approval as soon as possible, our experienced staff will help you through the initial processes, using the officially approved services of the Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS). Submission of applications through EMGS is a requirement of the Ministry of Education.
EMGS is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ministry of Education of Malaysia. Established in 2012, it is a premier agency responsible for the promotion of Malaysia as a leading education destination and is responsible for all international student applications. Student Pass applications are to be made solely through EMGS and the company assists educational institutions with these processes.
EMS follows the rules and procedures stipulated by the Ministry of Education. Once applications and the relevant documents are received, the centre will first offer letters of acceptance to students. Then, it will help students to apply for their Student Pass through the EMGS website at www.educationmalaysia.gov.my.
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Yes and No. For visa purposes, language centres are only able to accept students between the ages of 18-35. However, there is no age limit for anyone who is already in Malaysia with a valid visa. English made Simple welcomes students from any age group......
All international students will need a valid Student Pass which must be applied through Education Malaysia Global Services?(EMGS). Students can apply for a Students pass for the entire duration of their course, making sure they have a passport validity of up to twelve months in addition to the period of study. For students enrolling in language schools and skills training Centres, the Department of Immigration issues Student Passes for a maximum of 12 months or, if the course duration is less than 12 months the Pass will be for the duration of the course. (www.educationmalaysia.gov.my.)
The Private Education Division of the Ministry of Education is responsible for approving the establishment of private education institutes in Malaysia. This includes language centres, which are subject to a number of ministry requirements to ensure the quality of education provided. Among the pre-requisites stipulated by MOE are: having qualified teachers with valid teaching permits registered under Section 103 of the Education Act 1996; having adequate educational and recreational facilities and adherence to Health and Safety regulations regulated by local authorities. So, choosing a MOE registered and certified language centre will ensure that you get the best out of your learning experience in Malaysia.
Why study English at the EMS Language Centre (English Made Simple) in Kuala Lumpur?
An International Experience: When you choose to study English at English Made Simple, you are joining a vibrant international language centre with its family of students, teachers and professionals from all over the world.
Expect a diverse and stimulating educational experience at EMS, not just from the opportunities you get in meeting different nationalities, but from learning a wide range of language skills with qualified, internationally experienced native and non-native English–speaking teachers.
Language Programmes for all and for every purpose:
Our English language programmes are designed to suit every purpose of learning, be it personal, professional or academic. They are conducted in small classes and provide:
a strong emphasis on Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation teaching
opportunities for interaction and engagement both in and outside the classroom
a complete learning experience using online learning platforms
opportunities to learn a range of skills relevant to different situations
one-to-one coaching for those needing individual lessons
Our Courses – Varied, Fun, Relevant:
Intensive General English:
general English lessons for personal everyday use, for professional or for academic purposes.
A great programme for lower level students to increase confidence in conversing and exchanging ideas
opportunities for lots of speaking practice, with Q&A sessions, role plays and situational interactions. Great for improving fluency.
A programme to help you upgrade your writing skills by learning a variety of writing techniques and styles such academic writing as well as formal and informal writing.
English for Work
A course to help you communicate better at work, teaching you specific English language skills needed at the workplace and the business environment.
Discover learning strategies and skills and get practice tests to equip you for the IELTS exam. Learn how to achieve the desired score.
A preparatory course for the Pearson Test of English, an English proficiency test which is accepted by universities, colleges and governments worldwide.
A truly international experience with over 30 nationalities attending the summer language classes to upgrade their English language skills in a very stimulating environment packed with activities.
Qualified native and non-native speaking instructors with years of teaching experience
Hold Teaching Permits issued by the Ministry of Education
Our Materials – International & Up-to-date:
The latest and most relevant internationally-recognised course books
A comprehensive range of listening, writing, reading and speaking materials
Varied on-line and interactive language platforms
Our Consultation Services:
Free service to students needing advice and guidance on Malaysian and international university applications
EMS Study Australia – free consultation covering all aspects of university or college studies in Australia.
The Extra Things we do:
Cool Fridays – trips, sports, fun activities
Celebrate special multi-cultural events and special dates
Charity work – all-round participation of the EMS family
Help with finding accommodation
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It is relatively inexpensive to live in Malaysia. On average, a person spends according to his/her own means but as a guide, USD 300 a month (not including tuition and accommodation fees), will enable you to have a comfortable stay in Malaysia. Rental for accommodation starts from 200USD.
Yes, but up to a maximum of 20 hours per week only and as long as their student passes remain valid.
You will be immersing yourself in a truly international environment, as well as enjoy the multi-cultural experiences that the country offers. Malaysia has modernised and embraced technology in a big way, yet it retains its traditional cultures and old charms. There are many galleries which you can visit for free around the city. Night life is vibrant and eating out is affordable and is a way of life. There are national holidays to enjoy for all the different cultural celebrations, including Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Christmas. You don’t have to venture far from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur to discover the natural wonders of Malaysia. You could be exploring the cool temperatures of Genting Highlands or Cameron Highlands in a matter of hours by the time classes end on Friday! It is possible to live quite well at a low cost if you are an international student in Malaysia and you even get to enjoy a swim every day at your accommodation!
English Made Simple is in a very central location of Kuala Lumpur. It is within a few minutes’ walk of KLCC, the Petronas Twin Tower and the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC). There are numerous cafes and restaurants serving a range of local and international food within the vicinity. You can easily get to class by bus or the LRT as the area is well served by a network of public transportation. EMS is located within walking distance of the KLCC LRT station.
We require you to apply at least 30 days before the start date of an EMS term. This ensures you have enough time to make your visa and travel arrangements and enables you to have a safe and stress-free journey, which is important to give you a good start.
Study English in Malaysia? Of course, you should! And here’s why:
Malaysia is located in the heart of South East Asia. Travelling to and from the country could not be easier from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). A leading aviation hub in Asia, it is one of the top 15 busiest airport for international traffic, serving more than 120 direct destinations. Malaysia is a good starting point from which you can explore the region and beyond.
International standard of education:
There is a great choice of internationally-recognised universities here. Educational institutions are regulated and monitored by the Malaysian government through educational legislation enforcement to ensure quality. Twinning programmes with the UK, USA, Australia and Canada offer students accredited degrees at a number of universities, where most courses are conducted in English. The QS Best Student Cities notes that Malaysia is fast becoming one of Southeast Asia’s leading study destinations.
A vibrant, multi–cultural environment:
Home to a multi-ethnic population of Malays, Chinese and Indians, Malaysia is a place of great diversity. With a rich multicultural environment, diverse lifestyles, traditional and religious practices are enjoyed across the country in the spirit of peace and unity. Apart from the different local ethnic groups, international students and visitors also contribute to the vibrant cultural environment, so that English is used extensively in both personal and business communications.
Modern, Historical and Natural:
Malaysia is a land of contrast, characterised by super-modern skyscrapers and luxurious shopping malls as well as fascinating natural environment within easy reach of the city. Beautifully landscaped by tropical rainforests, rugged mountains, exotic islands with their ancient reefs and stunning beaches, it is a popular tourist destination with many new commercial, infrastructural and technological developments.
Course fees and living expenses are reasonable enough in Malaysia to enable students to have a comfortable and enjoyable lifestyle. According to The QS Best Student Cities 2018, Kuala Lumpur is the world’s second most affordable student city, with the cost of living and tuition fees in the local currency being at least half, if not two-thirds cheaper compared to countries like Australia, United Kingdom, Singapore and Canada.
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The Petronas Twin Towers – an iconic landmark and stands at 88 storeys high and joined by a double-decker Sky Bridge that offers an exhilarating view of KL city centre and beyond.
Suria KLCC Shopping Mall – great shopping venue hosting a cinema, two food courts, an art gallery, restaurants, concert hall, and the popular Aquaria KLCC.
KLCC Park – a massive park with water fountains, jogging tracks and walking paths which is perfect for recreational activities and relaxation.
Menara KL Tower – the tower stands at 421 meters and gives a splendid view of the KL city.
Malaysia?is not subject to seasonal changes, so there is no spring, summer, winter or autumn. Its year-round tropical weather makes it humid and days can be long and sunny or rainy, with the wettest months being November and December. Average temperatures are around 20°C to 30°C, so it is not too hot.
Cars and motorbikes are widely used, but in recent times, public transportation has improved, especially in the cities. Moving around is easy as there are good bus, train and taxi services and efficient connections to airports and ports. In cities, there are more options, with the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Monorail being a distinct feature in Kuala Lumpur. In addition, there is a ride-hailing service?run by Grab, which recently merged with Uber to provide services in cities and towns around the country.
Malaysia is a food haven. With a multicultural population, there is a wide range of restaurants, food stalls and western-styled cafes offering Malay, Chinese, Indian and international dishes. In recent times, there have been many international eating places, including Arabic, Japanese and Korean restaurants established in Kuala Lumpur. Almost all shopping malls have food courts serving an amazing array of dishes to suit every taste.
Food prices vary according to where you eat. Generally, you can get a modest breakfast of Roti Canai (bread and curry) or Nasi Lemak (small rice dish) and coffee for 1.50USD or less at the local Mamak/Kopitiam. You can also get a bowl of noodles at this price. Lunches will cost you from around 2.50USD for a simple rice or noodle dish or for the same price, you can enjoy a cheese burger at Mc Donald and get a bottle of mineral water for as little as 1.50USD.
Malaysian currency is in Ringgit (RM) and sen. The Ringgit is divided into 100 sen. Coins are issued in denominations ranging from 5 to 50 sen. Banknote values are denominated from 1 to 100 ringgit.
Malaysia?is a stable country in Southeast Asia, which has always welcomed visitors, students, workforce and companies from all over the world. The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in their?2018 Global Peace Index ranked Malaysia as the third most peaceful country in the world. As one of South East Asia’s most successful economies, it enjoys political stability with good regional and international relations. Where street safety is concerned, it is generally safe, with women commonly seen walking alone in big cities and small towns. But like most cities, street crimes do happen and care and caution must be exercised. But if you encounter any problems, the police patrol is always at hand and you can also seek help from Malaysians who are generally friendly.
Bahasa Malaysia is the national and official language. Chinese and Indian languages are also being spoken. English language is used in commerce and industry and generally, public services are also conducted in English, although the level of proficiency may differ.
Tips for Students:
Malaysia offers a good learning environment and diverse cultural and social experiences for international students. Being here for the first time, you will be stimulated by the vibrant cultures and stimulating adventures you can explore across the country. To get the most of your time in Malaysia, here are some tips to help you throughout your stay here.
Banking services in Malaysia are extensive. There are many local and international banks throughout the country and students from abroad can open bank accounts at a number of banks here. And if you are unsure or worried about procedures and requirements, rest assured that our student advisors are always available to help you open a bank account.
All international students are required under Malaysian law to have an insurance during their stay in the country. EMS have advisors who will help you with any claims that you may need to make. Insurance fees are added to your tuition fees.
What clothes to bring? Malaysia can be blistering hot many days in a year. So, if you want to avoid getting sunburn, wear loose fitting clothes that cover your shoulders or skirts that drop below the knee which will help you minimise sunburn and keep cool. Bearing in mind the humidity, make sure you wear something light. You may also feel more culturally comfortable if you avoid wearing revealing clothes on the streets.
If visiting mosques and temples (Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh), it would be handy to have a scarf to cover your hair and wear a skirt instead of pants. Places of worship popular with tourists, such as the Putrajaya and Jamek mosques in Kuala Lumpur, usually have scarves and “robes” for visitors, which you can borrow for your visit. Most places pf worships expect you to remove your footwear before entering them, so if you are visiting any, make sure you wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off.
Is tap water safe to drink in Malaysia? Studies have shown that the level of selected minerals in Malaysian tap water is generally below permitted levels. This basically means that the water running through the pipes is actually safe to consume. However, the government travel website advises against consuming tap water, fountain drinks and ice cubes. https://www.malaysia.travel/en/nl/about-malaysia/practical-info/health-and-safety
Most people tend to boil water or get water purifiers set up in their homes to make sure that water for consumption is filtered. People also buy mineral water and there are many brands to choose from.
As the sun is strong throughout the year, the government also advises drinking plenty of fluids to replace salt loss and to avoid dehydration.
Malaysia is a food paradise. There is an array of eating places from street stalls, cafes, to international restaurants. Generally, food hygiene is good. Make the most of your time in Malaysia to experience the different types of food. Local food is either, Malay, Indian, Chinese or Punjabi and these differ in styles and tastes. The range of international food from Arabic to Mexican is also plentiful.
Stay away from substance abuse
Malaysia has strict rules against illicit drug use. So, avoid it at any cost.