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Foreign Language Courses
foreignlangs 2016 EXCITING NEWS!
LC is again offering Foreign Language courses to the public. Register now to ensure your place. Complete this form and return to LC or email to Closing date is 13 December, 2016.
(payments to be finalised when courses begin)
Filipino Language Teaching
Frieda 2016 Frieda Adeva recently delivered a paper at the National Conference in Filipino: Teaching Filipino language and literature inside the country and abroad. Her paper focused on developments in Filipino language teaching at UBD and University Malaya. READ MORE
Visit from Temasek College
UBD Jun 2016 Students from Temasek College Singapore recently enjoyed a visit to LC where Mr Norazmie Yusof spoke to them about studying languages.
Steps to Fitness
UBD Fitness Apr 2016 LC recently hosted a fitness event which formed part of a series of fitness activities around the university during the semester.


Research on Learner Autonomy
langlearnauton Apr 2016 LC Acting Director, Noor Azam Haji-Othman and co-researcher Keith Wood recently had a chapter published in the an IDP publication.


Language & Culture Week Highlights
LCWeek Mar 2016 All of the performances were well attended and students and visitors alike enjoyed the offerings.

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Hub for Japanese Language

Dec 15 UBD Language Centre is to be a hub for promotion of Japanese language in Brunei.


Visit from Ibaraki University
Ibaraki Dec 15 Deputy Director Ms Suciyati welcomed visitors from Ibaraki University, Japan. There was discussion of numbers of Bruneian students studying in Japan during their Discovery Year and of the subjects they chose to study in Japan.
Mandarin Research

Nov 15 Staff at the LC were recently treated to a series of three presentations by Mandarin teaching staff. Topics included Part of Speech Tagging in Chinese Dictionaries. READ MORE



Language & Culture Week 2016
The Language Centre hosted a fun, informative and ultimately successful event at Chancellor Hall in March 2016. Language and Culture Week 2016 was well attended with visits from university students, school groups and the public.

The event formed part of UBDs 30th anniversary celebrations. In particular it aimed to build awareness within the Brunei community of both local and international languages.

The picture above shows guest of honour Associate Professor Dr Mohammad Ayub Sadiq, Assistant Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) of UBD dressed in Japanese Yukata. .

For more pictures and stories visit the LC News page and our Event page.

Vietnamese students
Vietnamese students on an intensive English course jointly conducted by CEC and LC enjoy a trip around Kampung Ayer.

LC news UBD
There are lots of things going on in Language classes. Catch up with the latest here.

Lecturers pose with book produced jointly by Language Centre and Pustaka Negara Brunei.

Filipino students enjoy presentations

LC stats
In the January to May Semester, 2015, the Language Centre staff taught almost 2,300 students. 1400 were studying English Communication Skills and the remainder were undertaking language studies.
Hari Raya 2015

Videos: English Language Slips
Check our fun videos on miscommunication in English.

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Have you tried our quizzes yet?


Codeswitching in University English-Medium Classes: Asian perspectives. R. Barnard & J. McLellan (eds.)

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BELTA Conference Video April 2012
LC Hari Raya Open Day photos 2012
Photos pre-2012
Temburong Trip Photos Nov 2012



Language Tests
The LC runs a number of language tests.

We have our own UBD English Proficiency Test (UBD-EPT) which is popular with students returning to study after a break. The test is run twice a year and success in the test enables direct entry to UBD.

2016 dates for UBD-EPT are July 13 and December 10. Candidates taking the test meet the qualifications for their target faculty, but still need to demonstrate their English proficiency. To register, contact the Assistant Registrar of the LC at Click to open BROCHURE

Additionally the LC is a testing centre for TOEFL (English test). The most recent test was held in April, 2016. Please check the TOEFL website for future test dates:

The TOPIK (Test of Korean proficiency) has been offerered annually since 2011 in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

Assistance with English
The LC offers English assistance to International Post Graduate students. Students can make an appointment to see Ms. Liyana or Ms. Melinda. AWE

LC services


ARABIC - Mohi El-Din Ahmed
Arabic Teacher


ENGLISH - Melinda Gleeson


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