Monday, June 4, 2012

News: Dancing for English

How about doing a flash mob dance as a way to learn English and advertise your English language association?

That's what happened at the UPSI teaching university in Tanjung Malim, Perak. Read all about this event below.

Rodney Tan

Dancing for English

STUDENTS and staff members of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris in Tanjung Malim, Perak were given a surprise when a group of students from the English Language Association (ELA) performed a flash mob in front of the varsity’s Faculty of Languages and Communication.
The flash mob idea came about from several Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) senior students and was agreed upon by the majority of the association members as a fun way of introducing the association into the varsity society.
“We wish to show students of other programmes that we, the English Language Association, are still active,” said association president Fitri Mokhtar.
ELA members staging a flash mob to introduce their association to other students.
To grab the attention of passers-by, one of the association members performed the Adele song Someone Like You.
As students gathered around the faculty’s entrance, a freeze mob that lasted two minutes was carried out by 24 association members.
The members, who were also TESL students, then rocked to the beat of LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem before swaying their hips to Korean girl group Wonder Girls’ Nobody.
“Our intention of having this flash mob is not just to provide you with entertainment but to introduce and welcome you to our association,” explained the director of the programme Muhammad Hafizuddin Ahmad Shukri to the crowd.
When queried about their opinions on the performance, many who gathered to watch the dances agreed that it was a remarkable effort by the students to further establish the association in an interesting way.
The event was made even more memorable due to the participation of international students from Beijing, China.

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