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Learn Bahasa Melayu: Grammatical rules in Malay

Learn the fundamentals of the Malay language and develop your skills in speaking, reading, and writing in Bahasa Melayu.

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Learn Bahasa Melayu: Grammatical rules in Malay

1,478 enrolled on this course

  • 3 weeks

  • 4 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Build your base knowledge and confidence in Malay

Building on the content covered in Learn Bahasa Melayu: Introduction to the Malay Language, this three-week course from Universiti Malaya will further your understanding of more complex grammar and pronunciation and take your conversational skills to the next level.

Discover grammar in the Bahasa language

You’ll be introduced to the grammar that is key to understanding the language. You’ll first explore a range of grammatical rules in Malay, then conclude with basic sentence patterns and structure.

Experiment with other Malay speakers

Learning Malay with the correct grammar will allow you to easily structure Malay sentences and phrases. With a basic understanding of the language, you will be able to communicate with Malay speakers. ‘Selamat maju jaya!’ Good luck!

Learn a new language with experts from the top university in Malaysia

Universiti Malaya is the number one university in Malaysia and their educators are the best in their field of studies. As an international resource of knowledge and expertise in languages and linguistics, UM has well-equipped educators to help you develop your understanding and skills in Bahasa Melayu.

What topics will you cover?

  • Grammar
  • Positions and Directions
  • Subject and Predicate
  • Basic Sentence Patterns & Structures

When would you like to start?

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify the types and classification of words in Malay
  • Create short paragraphs on selected topics using simple language styles in Malay.
  • Demonstrate spoken skills using simple Malay language in daily conversation.
  • Practice writing and speaking skills using simple Malay sentences.

Who is the course for?

The target audiences of this course are international students who want to further their studies in Malaysia, those who want to live in Malaysia or travel to Malaysia, or anyone who expects to master the basics in the Malay language.

Who will you learn with?

Ph.D in Ethnolinguistic. Spend many years in Indigenous Studies but always back to teach Malay Language for Foreigner. Now he is a Senior Lecturer at University Malaya.

Has a PhD in Malay Language Teaching and Learning for Foreign Speakers. He currently serves as a Malay Language Teacher at the Faculty of Languages ​​and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya

Who developed the course?

Universiti Malaya

Universiti Malaya is the premier research university in Malaysia, committed to advancing knowledge and learning through quality research and education for the nation and for humanity.

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    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • World ranking

    Top 60Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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