The Second (2nd) Language and Communication Postgraduates International Seminar (LCPIS)  was successfully organized by the Post Graduates Students’ Society of Language Academy (PGSS LA). The seminar was directed by Mr. Mohammad Ali Moslehifar, an LA PhD candidate together with his team. They were guided and advised by the PGSS LA advisor, Dr. Aminabibi Bte Saidalvi.  This event was a continuation of the first (1st) LCPIS seminar which was organized by the  Language Academy (LA) in 2017 and  has gained participation not only from  Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) students but also from other universities around the world, with the total of 84 papers with various interesting topics. The uniqueness of this seminar was the inclusion of skype presentation alongside live presentation through parallel sessions. All presentations were properly monitored and assessed by experienced lecturers. At the end of the seminar, 3 best paper presenters as well as the best skype presenters were identified. This one-day seminar has  indeed provided a platform for lecturers and students to  exchange and share  great ideas through intellectual discussions. Some remarks from the participants and committee members of the seminar are stated below:

  1. “The effort to organize such seminar is commendable. Congrats organizers!”
  2. “Participating in this kind of seminar will allow you to get more comments from expert about your research and it is very useful for improvement. I can say this is a good way to start my PhD journey and I’m so glad to participate in this seminar.”
  3. “This is my second time presenting in an international seminar. The comments were very useful. Definitely will attend more of this.”
  4. “Being the participant and the committee at the same time have taught me a lot. I gained very much through this seminar. Sharing of ideas and discussions with fellow PhD candidates were indeed something that I anticipated because you can better your research through such sharing. I’m so happy it’s done now.”

 

Below are some of the photos taken during the seminar:

 

Prepared by:

Nor Ashiquin C. Alih

PGSS LA President