The Academy of Language Studies (ALS) (formerly known as Language Centre) started its operation at Jalan Hang Tuah on 15th of August 1985. In its early days of establishment in UiTM Melaka, the ALS was led by Dr. David Loh Er Fu. Its current coordinator, Puan Sumarni Maulan, is the 12th ALS' Head of Servicing Codes. The ALS offers language courses including English, Malay, Arabic, Mandarin and Japanese to students from various fields.

Various strategies and efforts have been taken by the ALS to fully support students through activities that could strengthen their language proficiency especially in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The activities include public speaking, debate, essay writing and seminar. At the same time, the ALS lecturers are actively taking part in planning and implementing activities that supplement student learning. 

The ALS has a total of 80 lecturers across three campuses, Kampus Alor Gajah, Kampus Bandaraya Melaka and Kampus Jasin. The ALS always ensures that all of its lecturers are well-equipped in preparing UiTM graduates who are proficient in the languages in order to fulfill the needs of global market.


History of ALS

History of ALS


To be a premier Academy of Language Studies founded on scholarship and language excellence



Enhancing scholarship and language excellence through teaching and learning; research, innovation and commercialization; driven by collaboration with the academia, industry and society; leadership; and entrepreneurship



  • To ensure 15% of the students achieve excellent results (A+, A and A-)
  • To ensure at least 90% of students pass in all the language courses offered
  • To increase the number of lecturers who hold PHD or equivalent qualification from 20% to 25% by 2008
  • To ensure an increase of 10% in publication-related activities among lecturers. These activities include writing articles and conference papers in proceedings
  • To increase the involvement of lecturers in research by 50% in 2010


Organisation Structure of the Academy of Language Studies

Organisation Structure (ALS)


Language Proficiency Courses (Kursus Kemahiran Bahasa, KKB)

This course provides opportunities for interested Bumiputeras from the public to take formal language classes after working hours. Participants of the Language Proficiency Courses (Kursus Kemahiran Bahasa, KKB) will be trained to use language for effective communication.

General information on the Language Proficiency Courses (KKB):

 Registration Form:


National Conference of Research on Language Education (RoLE 2016)