Simulated interview

Simulated interview
MQA Accreditation Audit
PISMP TESL program
What is the degree that you will
receive after completing this course?
• Ijazah Sarjana Muda Perguruan dengan
Kepujian Pengajaran Bahasa Inggeris Sebagai
Bahasa Kedua (TESL) Pendidikan Rendah
• Bachelor of Teaching (Hons.) in the Teaching of
English as a Second Language (TESL) for
Primary Education
What are the objectives of this
• Programme Educational Objectives
• Seen in the future
1. Apply the knowledge and skills of teaching in
schools, community, and environment.
2. Demonstrate the ability to engage in
life-long learning.
3. Demonstrate the characteristics of an
excellent teacher who is able to be an
exemplar, who is ethical and competitive
locally and globally.
Complete the PEOs
4. Generate innovative solutions to problems in
the Teaching of English as a Second Language
(TESL) through research and problem solving.
5. Practise leadership qualities to create
teamwork, the ability to communicate, and
demonstrate moral, social and ethical
6. Uphold Bahasa Melayu as a language of
knowledge and strengthen the use of the
English language to communicate competently.
What kind of teacher will you be
after completing this course?
• Based on PEO / PLO
• Keywords:
Model / apply
Thinking skills
5. Team
6. Values
7. Life-long learning
8. Managerial/
9. Leadership
1. Use knowledge about the English language as well as
knowledge and understanding of the theories and
principles for the teaching and learning of English as a
Second Language.
2. Model the correct and appropriate use of the English
language and apply knowledge of pedagogical
theories and principles to create learning experiences
according to the level of pupils’ development.
3. Apply reflective practices, problem-solving skills,
scientific skills, research skills and creative and critical
thinking skills in the Teaching of English as a Second
4. Communicate and cooperate effectively with
various parties locally and globally.
5. Demonstrate the ability for, and show
commitment and responsibility in working as
a team.
6. Practise values, ethics, morality and
professionalism in the teaching profession.
7. Recognise the need and capacity for
continuous personal improvement by
accessing, analysing and applying new
knowledge to engage in life-long learning.
8. Demonstrate managerial and
entrepreneurial skills in responding to
current trends and changes in education.
9. Demonstrate responsibility in effective
Entry / programme structure
How did you find out about this programme?
How did you apply for it?
Why did you choose to study in IPGKTAR?
Describe the selection process.
How long is the entire course?
Tell me what this programme covers.
How do the various components of the
programme help you to become an English
Language teacher?
Entry / programme structure
8. How many credits in total will you
accumulate over the entire course?
9. How many hours of learning time do you
spend on a course?
10.What is the minimum level of achievement
that you must reach to graduate?
11.What are the things that could cause you to
be expelled or be dropped from this
1. What are the TESL major courses that you have
already taken so far?
2. What is your favourite course? Why?
3. Which course did you dislike? Why?
4. For a particular course:
In which semester did you take it?
How many credits is it worth?
Which lecturer taught you this course?
What did you learn in this course? (CLO)
How were you assessed for the course?
How will this help you become a good English
Language teacher?
1. What is the ELT approach that English
Language teachers are supposed to use in
Malaysian schools?
2. How is the KSSR syllabus different from the
KBSR syllabus?
3. What do you think of the introduction of
Language Arts as part of the primary school
English Language syllabus?
4. What are some of the current issues related
to the teaching of English in Malaysia?
Professional Practice
1. Tell me about your practicum.
2. How many times did the lecturers observe
3. What are the differences between the first,
second and the third phase?
4. How is the internship different from the
5. Describe a typical practicum observation by a
Professional Practice
6. How are you assessed during the internship?
7. Give an example of when you applied what
you learnt from one of your courses in actual
teaching and learning during your practicum
and internship.
8. How did practicum and internship prepare
you for your future job?
9. What other courses and compulsory
activities did you have during the semester
that you had your practicum in?
Professional Practice
10.In semester 7 you had 12 weeks of practicum
which means you were away from the institute
most of the time. How did you fulfill the 15
weeks of interaction that you are supposed to
have for your other courses?
11.With all the things that you had to plan and
carry out, and the extra hours of interaction, did
you find it difficult to do the reading in
preparation for classes, work on your
assignments and so on?
12.With all this in mind, do you have any
suggestions for improvements to the
programme structure or content, especially your
Major courses?
Action Research
1. Tell me about your Action Research topic.
2. How is this Action Research related to the
rest of your programme?
3. Who supervised you during your Action
Research? How often did you meet, and what
did you do during these meetings?
4. Tell me about your Action Research seminar.
5. Do you think it’s essential to have Action
Research to prepare you to be an English
Language teacher?
Facilities & services
1. What are some of the facilities in IPGKTAR that
are most directly related to your programme?
2. How do you find the library facilities in IPGKTAR?
3. How do you know the relevant references for a
particular course?
4. Do you have any problems finding these
references in the library?
5. What are the ICT- and internet- related facilities
and services available to you?
6. If you fall ill, what help is available to you?
Facilities & services
7. Who is your mentor? What do you usually do
during your mentor-mentee sessions?
8. If you are facing any problems, who could
you seek advice from?
9. How much are you given for your allowance
per month? Are there any other allowances?
How is this paid?
10.Do you need to pay to live in the hostel?
Describe your hostel room and facilities.
11.Would you rather live elsewhere if given a
choice? Why?
Facilities & services
12.If you had any complaints or if you wish to
make any suggestions about any aspect of
the programme, what would you do?
13.Who are your Student Council
14.What role does the Student Council play?
15.What improvements would you like to
suggest for the facilities and support services
provided in IPGKTAR?
1. Do you often ask questions in lectures and
tutorials? Usually, how do the lecturers
respond to your questions?
2. If you have any questions to ask a lecturer
outside scheduled face to face interaction
hours, how would you ask that question?
3. Do you think your lecturers give you a lot of
freedom in managing your own learning?
4. Who is your favourite lecturer? Why?
5. Which lecturer did you dislike? Why?
Future employment
1. Are you guaranteed a job after graduation?
Do you get to choose where you will serve?
2. How do you feel about this?
3. If you fail to get a posting after graduation,
what are your options?
4. What starting salary can you expect when
you begin working?
1. What is your best achievement in the
2. How is your CPT/APTIS result connected to
your posting? Were you aware of this when
you sat for the test?
3. What caused you not to do well in the test?
4. What has the institute done to help you
improve your performance in the test?

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