English is a language that will open many doors and work opportunities for you, whether it’s locally or abroad. It is the language used in international communication and thus, being able to speak and write English will increase your chances of getting a good job. 


Why is studying English important?

Here are some reasons why English competency is so important:

English is used for international communication

English is one of the most common languages in the world. It is the official language of over 50 countries and spoken by millions of people. If you want to increase your chances of being able to communicate with someone from another country, the English language is the key. It is a language that helps you to communicate easily with people from all over the world. 

English is used in business

English is almost necessary if you want to enter into the global workforce. International business communication is usually in English and most international companies employ people who are able to speak and write English. In fact, some international corporations have made English their official corporate language. 

English is the language of the internet

A large number of the world’s websites use English as their communication medium. Being able to read English means you have access to millions of pages of information on the internet. This makes English essential in today’s digital world. 

English gives you access to entertainment

Many top films, books and music are in English. Thus, knowing the English language gives you access to a vast amount of entertainment. You will not have to rely on translations or subtitles to enjoy the best tv shows or books. 

As you can see, competency in this language can change your life. Intensive English Programs help students to master speaking, reading and writing skills and thus, enable personal, educational and professional success. 


Why take the Intensive English Program at UOW Malaysia? 

The Intensive English Program is specially designed to prepare students for study and to meet the English entry requirements to diploma, undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs at UOW Malaysia.

Through this program, students will develop skills and strategies:

  • in academic reading and writing
  • in listening and speaking
  • to take an external English examination with confidence

These skills are taught in an enjoyable and activity-centred environment to make learning a pleasure. To further enhance their English language skills and 21st century skills, project-based learning is introduced in this program. Working on projects in teams, learners not only reinforce their communication skills, but also strengthen their problem-solving skills, time-management skills, and research-gathering techniques using technological tools. With these combined skills, learners become autonomous drivers of their future.

At the end of this program, learners would have undergone a thorough grounding in all aspects of grammar and comprehensive training in the core skills which provide them with a solid foundation to facilitate better learning in the future.

The program consists of 4 levels of study: English Level 1, English Level 2, English Level 3, and English Level 4. Students are required to sit for a placement test prior to the commencement of the course to determine their level of proficiency.

  • English Level 1
  • English Level 2
  • English Level 3
  • English Level 4

This program provides pathways to:

  • Selected diploma/undergraduate/postgraduate programs at UOW Malaysia

Please speak to our Education Advisor for further information.


University Award:

Program information

20 Years’ Experience
Experience spells success. We have more than 20 years of experience in delivering quality English lessons to students from all walks of life.


Highly qualified, experienced and specialized teachers
Don’t settle for less; aim for the best. Our teachers are not only highly qualified with a master’s degree, but also experienced in delivering specialized courses such as IELTS preparatory course, oral communication and business English.


Student-centred approach and experiential
Less of us, more of you. We help you to make the learning of English meaningful and relevant for real world communication.


English-speaking community in the university college
Experience genuine English-speaking immersion. At UOW Malaysia, English language is the medium of instruction, as well as campus-wide communication. Out of the classroom, students continue to enhance their language skills through the English Language Society and the Writing Centre.

10 weeks per level (Part A: 5 weeks and Part B: 5 weeks)
Program Location
UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, George Town
  • English Level 1
  • English Level 2
  • English Level 3
  • English Level 4
Intake Dates


January March April June
July August October November
Estimated fees
International students



Students are required to sit for the English Placement Test and based on the results, students will be advised to take the appropriate English level of the Intensive English Program.