Centre for the Advancement of Language Competence, CALC (formerly known as Language Extension Centre) was given the greenlight to be set up during the 560th Senate Meeting, 8 December 2011. It was suggested by the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communcation (FBMK) for a specific entity to be created for development and language extension.
April - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mardziah Hayati Abdullah from FBMK was appointed as the First Director of CALC
June - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arshad Abd Samad from FPP was appointed as Deputy Director.
July - CALC was given an office space: Seminar Room 1, Academic Complex A.
July - The first adminstration staff (Contract) reported for duty at the CALC office (yes, that was the office).
August - Seven English Language Instructors from FBMK were transferred to CALC.
September - Pn. Ho Sook Wah (FBMK) was appointed as Head, Language Proficiency Division
September - Assoc. Prof Dr. Wong Bee Eng was appointed as Head, Support Services Division.
November -During the 571th Senate Meeting, Language Extension Centre was renamed as Centre for the Advancement of Language Competence (CALC). The name change was appropriate to describe the function of the centre. The term advancement represents development and language extension based on teaching and learning. Competence represents fluency and further competence.
December - Two more staff members joined, making the total number in the office to 3.
December- office renovation done. CALC operated fully from its new office on 2 January 2013.
January - All English Language Teachers from FBMK joined CALC.
July - All Foreign Language Teachers from FBMK joined CALC.
August - English Language Experience (ELEx) package was introduced.
April - CALC moved to a new building (formerly IDEAL/PPL)
May - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arshad Abd Samad was appointed as the new Director of CALC.
Updated:: 09/10/2017 [n_farrid]
Centre for the Advancement of Language Competence
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan