Thursday 4 June 2015

MELTA International Conference 2015

We are glad to have been part of the annual Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) Conference 2015, held in Kuala Lumpur from 1-3 June. We at FrogAsia were excited to support the conference which has long been a central gathering point for English teachers across the country. We met so many inspiring educators from our closest neighbours in ASEAN and from around the world, and have been moved by their stories of English language learning from every corner of the globe.

FrogAsia's booth at the MELTA Conference 2015

We felt that we were well placed to share our unique insights surrounding our journey in education technology and language learning. As all educators know, opportunities to learn from each other can seldom be passed on.

We are also proud to share that our sister company, YTL Foundation was honoured at the conference for their efforts surrounding English language learning across the nation.
It is with great pleasure and pride that I accept MELTA's 2015 highest award : Raja Zarith Sofiah Award for Corporate Social Responsibility in English Language Education on behalf of the YTL Foundation. The various programmes carried out through the Foundation including Word Mania Competition, Creative Learning and Information Technology Centre (CLiC), Leaps of Knowledge and Fulbright English Teaching Assistants all contributed to  the achievement of the Award. This is indeed a well deserved recognition of YTL's clear commitment to CSR in education in general and the uplifting of English Language Education in particular.
- Tan Sri Datuk Dr Aris Osman, Board of Trustees, YTL Foundation

Attendees and guests of honour of the MELTA Conference 2015 including FrogAsia's Head of Transformation, Elizabeth Lopez and Tan Sri Datuk Dr Aris Osman, Board of Trustees, YTL Foundation

Our Head of Transformation, Elizabeth Lopez had the opportunity to speak about FrogAsia and our role in connecting teachers and students across the country via the Frog VLE. Elizabeth spoke of the dynamic collaborations that have been taking place between different schools, both in Malaysia and globally. With our work through the Frog VLE and all our various outreach efforts, FrogAsia hopes to empower this generation to understand the importance of technology in learning. We believe that students will have the tools and the confidence to reach beyond themselves when they use technology-enhancing learning as stepping stones into the future.

FrogAsia's Head of Transformation, Elizabeth Lopez, a former English teacher pictured with the FrogAsia team and English teachers who attended her talk on Language and Learning

We also heard from the President of MELTA (Malaysian English Language Teaching Association), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ganakumaran Subramaniam.

“Our goals are the same,” he said. “At the end of the day we want to improve education in the country. That is our goal.”

We thank MELTA for this wonderful collaborative opportunity, and we look forward to our continued journey.

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