BI1M FAQ

1. What is BI1M?
Apakah itu BI1M?

2. Why is it important to learn English? How will it benefit me?
Apakah kepentingan mempelajari dan menguasai Bahasa Inggeris? Bagaimana ia akan memberi manfaat kepada saya?

3. What are the entry requirements for BI1M? How can I apply?
Apakah syarat-syarat kemasukan BI1M? Bagaimana saya ingin memohon?

4. Where can I register as a student?
Dimanakah saya boleh mendaftar sebagai pelajar?

5. Where can I register as a trainer/facilitator/community administrator?
Dimanakah saya boleh mendaftar sebagai jurulatih/ fasilitator/ pengurus pusat komuniti?

6. When will I know the latest updates on the class schedule?
Bilakah saya akan dapat jadual kelas yang terbaru?

7. When will I get the confirmation from the respectives person (teachers)?
Bilakah saya akan dapat pengesahan dari pegawai yang terlibat (guru)?

8. When will I be notified on registrations acceptance?
Bilakah saya akan tahu pendaftaran yang telah diterima?

9. What is the format of the programme?
Apakah format program ini?

10. What kind of teaching methods will be used in the programme?
Apakah jenis kaedah pengajaran yang akan digunakan sepanjang program ini?

11. How frequent the class will be conducted?
Seberapa kerap kelas akan dijalankan?

12. How the assessment will be done?
Bagaimakah penilaian akan dijalankan?

13. Who are the teachers and how do they add value to the programme?
Siapakah tenaga pengajar program ini dan bagaimana mereka membawa nilai tambah kepada program ini?

14. Where are the programme locations?
Dimanakah lokasi program?

15. What is the duration of the programme?
Berapa lama tempoh program ini?

16. What do I receive at the end of the programme?
Apakah yang bakal saya terima pada akhir program ini?

17. How will I benefit from this programme?
Bagaimanakah saya boleh mendapat manfaat daripada program ini?

18. What is NBOS? What is its role in BI1M?
Apakah itu NBOS? Apakah peranannya dalam BI1M?

19. Who is SOLS 24/7?
Siapakah SOLS 24/7?

20. Which local organisations/schools have SOLS worked/collaborated with before?
Pernahkah SOLS berkolaborasi dengan mana-mana organisasi atau sekolah? Jika ya, organisasi/sekolah mana yang dimaksudkan?

21. Will MoF/NSU come up with similar initiative for Mandarin or Tamil?
Adakah Kementerian Kewangan/Unit Strategik Kebangsaan akan menjalankan inisiatif sama untuk bahasa Mandarin dan Tamil?

22. How long usually does it take for a working adult to fully complete his/her classes & be proficient in English?
Kebiasaannya, berapa lama masa yang diambil seseorang yang telah bekerja untuk menamatkan sesi pembelajaran & lancar berbahasa Inggeris?

 

What is BI1M?
(BI1M) The Bahasa Inggeris 1Malaysia is a nationwide initiative under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS), implemented by the Ministry of Finance in partnership with SOLS 24/7. The BI1M programme aims to raise the standard of English in Malaysia by teaching communicative English to Malaysians in urban and rural areas.

In line with Malaysia’s aspirations to emerge as a developed country, BI1M will contribute to the nation’s growth by enabling Malaysian citizens to build confidence in the English language while encouraging the use of English as a second language. BI1M is open to all Malaysian citizens from 7 years to 77 years old, especially small business owners/entrepreneurs, housewives, retirees, children, and youth with a household income of RM4,000 and below who wish to improve their English language skills.

The programme will be implemented in 15 Urban Transformation Centres (UTC), Rural Transformation Centres (RTC) and Kolej Komuniti across Malaysia, until November 1, 2017.


Apakah itu BI1M?
Program Bahasa Inggeris 1Malaysia (BI1M) merupakan suatu inisiatif bersepadu seluruh Malaysia di bawah Strategi Lautan Biru Kebangsaan (NBOS) yang dilaksanakan oleh Kementerian Kewangan dengan kerjasama SOLS 24/7 Malaysia, bagi meningkatkan tahap penguasaan Bahasa Inggeris di Malaysia.

Program ini menyediakan pengajaran komunikasi asas Bahasa Inggeris kepada rakyat Malaysia di kawasan bandar dan luar bandar bagi meningkatkan keyakinan berbahasa mereka seterusnya menjadikan Bahasa Inggeris sebagai bahasa kedua di Malaysia. BI1M bukan sahaja meningkatkan keyakinan berbahasa Inggeris di kalangan rakyat, malah turut menyumbang kepada pembangunan Malaysia sejajar dengan aspirasi kerajaan untuk muncul sebagai Negara ekonomi maju.
BI1M terbuka kepada semua rakyat Malaysia seawal 7 tahun hingga 77 tahun, terutamanya di kalangan usahawan/peniaga kecil-kecilan, suri rumah, pesara, kanak-kanak dan remaja yang mempunyai pendapatan isi rumah RM4,000 dan ke bawah yang ingin meningkatkan kemahiran Bahasa Inggeris mereka.

Program ini akan dilaksanakan di 15 Pusat Transformasi Bandar (UTC), Pusat Transformasi Luar Bandar (RTC) dan Kolej Komuniti di seluruh Malaysia, sehingga November 1, 2017.

What are the benefits provided by BI1M by participating as student?

First, the students don’t pay a cent. All they have to do is attend classes.  Second, We teach you “how” to speak, not “what” to speak. And lastly, Teachers are trained to create a safe space to practice English.

What are the benefits provided by BI1M by participating as trainer/ facilitator/ administrator/ community development?

The BI1M team will receive allowances + EPF and SOCSO (for Malaysians) as well as a bonus based on performance upon successful completion of contract and travel costs within the country for training purposes. They will also receive a certificate of appreciation from the government for successfully completing the programme.

Apakah faedah yang akan diperoleh jika mengambil bahagian sebagai pelajar?

Pertama, pelajar tidak perlu membayar walau sesen dan mereka hanya perlu mengikuti kelas pembelajaran SAHAJA. Kedua, kami mengajar anda untuk bertutur, dan bukan apa yang ingin dituturkan. Dan terakhir, guru-guru telah dilatih untuk mengadakan ruang yang selamat bagi tujuan pembelajaran.

Apakah faedah yang akan diperoleh sekiranya terlibat sebagai tenaga pengajar atau fasilitator?

Mereka akan menerima elaun beserta KWSP dan SOCSO bagi warganegara dan juga bonus berdasarkan pencapaian selepas tamat kontrak; dan akhir sekali, kos pengangkutan ditanggung bagi tujuan pengajaran. Mereka juga akan menerima sijil penghargaan setelah tamat program tersebut.

What are the requirements needed to participate as student in this programme?

BI1M is open to all Malaysians! Just download the registration form in  BI1M website and submit it to your nearest BI1M center. And not to forget, bring along your MYKAD or MYKID for verification purposes.

Apakah syarat yang perlu dipenuhi sebagai pelajar bagi mengikuti program ini?

A BI1M terbuka kepada semua rakyat Malaysia! Anda hanya perlu muat turun borang pendaftaran di laman web BI1M dan hantar kepada pusat BI1M terdekat dengan anda. Dan bawa bersama anda MYKAD atau MYKID bagi tujuan pengesahan.

Where can I register as a student?

You can register through BI1M website by clicking on this link http://www.bi1m.my/join-us-students/ . You need to submit the form to your nearest BI1M centre along with your MYKAD/MYKID for verification purposes.

Dimanakah saya boleh mendaftar sebagai pelajar?

Anda boleh mendaftar melalui laman web BI1M dengan klik http://www.bi1m.my/join-us-students/ . Anda perlu menghantar borang tersebut ke pusat BI1M yang berdekatan bersama MYKAD/MYKID bagi pengesahan.

Where can I register as a trainer/facilitator/community administrator?
You can register through BI1M website by clicking on this link http://www.bi1m.my/work-with-us/ . You may check the requirements needed for the position that you are interested in that site. Click on the join us now button to proceed to the registration site.

Dimanakah saya boleh mendaftar sebagai jurulatih/ fasilitator/ pengurus pusat komuniti?

Anda boleh mendaftar melalui laman web BI1M dengan klik http://www.bi1m.my/work-with-us/ . Anda boleh menyemak kriteria yang diperlukan untuk jawatan yang dipohon di laman tersebut. Klik pada butang ‘join us’ untuk meneruskan ke laman pendaftaran.

When will I know the latest updates on the class schedule?

The BI1M centre team will provide you with necessary updates on the class schedule. And as for now, the locations for all have been updated here. Do check them out!

Bilakah saya akan dapat jadual kelas yang terbaru?

Pihak di pusat BI1M akan menyediakan maklumat berkaitan jadual kelas. Buat masa ini, lokasi pusat BI1M telah dikemaskini di sini.

When will I get the confirmation from the respectives person (teachers)?

Please connect with the BI1M team at a centre nearest to you for confirmation. Let us know if you have problems getting in touch with them!

Bilakah saya akan dapat pengesahan dari pegawai yang terlibat (guru)?

Sila berhubung dengan pihak BI1M di pusat berdekatan bagi tujuan pengesahan dan maklumkan kepada pihak kami sekiranya anda mempunyai kesukaran menghubungi mereka.

When will I be notified on registrations acceptance?

Once the registration list has been received by the teachers, they will connect with you for confirmation.

Bilakah saya akan tahu pendaftaran yang telah diterima?

Apabila senarai pendaftaran telah diterima oleh guru yang terlibat, mereka menghubungi bagi tujuan pengesahan.

What is the format of the programme?
There are 10 courses under the BI1M programme, catering for a range of English communicative needs. Upon registration, students will have to do a short assessment in order to determine their level and to be placed in the appropriate group.

Class schedules will vary from centre to centre based on the students’ availability, with a total of 8 classes per day at each centre (UTC/RTC).

Students will undergo a mid-term assessment halfway through the course to measure their progress and a final assessment at the end of the programme. A minimum of 70% attendance is required in order to graduate from the programme.


Apakah format program ini?

Terdapat pelbagai jenis program di bawah BI1M, merangkumi keperluan komunikasi berbahasa Inggeris, seperti asas Bahasa Inggeris, Kelas Bahasa Inggeris bagi surirumah, Kelas Bahasa Inggeris Komunikasi di tempat kerja, Kelas Bahasa Inggeris Perbualan, Kelas Penulisan E-mel Pekerjaan, Pembentangan dan Kem Bahasa Inggeris Sekolah. Selepas pendaftaran, pelajar perlu menjalani ujian ringkas bagi menentukan tahap penguasaan Bahasa Inggeris mereka untuk diletakkan di dalam kumpulan yang sesuai.

Jadual kelas di setiap pusat adalah berbeza berdasarkan ketersediaan (availability) pelajar, dengan jumlah 8 kelas setiap hari di setiap pusat UTC dan RTC.

Pelajar akan menjalani ujian penilaian pertengahan tahun melalui program ini bagi melihat tahap kemajuan mereka dan ujian penilaian akhir tahun pada penghujung program. Setiap pelajar mesti mempunyai minimum 70% kehadiran bagi melayakkan mereka untuk menapatkan mengajian program ini.


What kind of teaching methods will be used in the programme?
Each centre will be converted into a Positive Learning Space (PLS) – a beautifully-designed, welcoming environment that is conducive to learning. Classes will be interactive and innovative, and students will be taught using various methods such as storytelling, spelling bees, language games and community service programmes among others.


Apakah jenis kaedah pengajaran yang akan digunakan sepanjang program ini?
Setiap pusat akan diubah menjadi Ruangan Pembelajaran Positif / Positif Learning Space (PLS) – dengan rekaan persekitaran yang indah serta kondusif bagi sesi pembelajaran. Kelas akan bersifat interaktif dan inovatif, serta pelajar akan diajar dengan menggunakan kaedah yang pelbagai antara lainnya seperti sesi bercerita, Ejaan (Spelling Bees), permainan bahasa dan program khidmat masyarakat.


How frequent the class will be conducted?

Classes will be held everyday but the frequency of your class will depend on the course that you would like to attend. To understand which course will suit your needs, please click on this link http://www.bi1m.my/courses/.


Seberapa kerap kelas akan dijalankan?

Kelas akan diadakan setiap hari tetapi kekerapan kelas anda bergantung kepada jenis kursus yang anda mendaftar. Untuk mengetahui lebih lanjut mengenai kursus yang memenuhi keperluan anda, sila klik pada pautan ini http://www.bi1m.my/courses/.


How the assessment will be done?

The assessments will be done with your teacher, for Foundation courses, there are three (3) assessments, at the beginning, middle and end. For Communicative courses there are two (2) assessments. But mind you, the assessment is NOT an examination. It is just a way for our teachers to determine your current English level.


Bagaimakah penilaian akan dijalankan?

Terdapat tiga (3) penilaian bagi kursus asas dan dua (2) penilaian bagi kursus komunikatif, dimana kesemua penilaian ini akan dijalankan oleh guru yang terlibat. Tetapi suka diingatkan bahawa penilaian yang dijalankan hanya untuk mengetahui sejauh mana kemahiran berbahasa Inggeris anda.


Who are the teachers and how do they add value to the programme?
In each centre, there will be two (2) main trainers who are retired Malaysian teachers along with an international facilitator to assist them. There will also be a local facilitator who is a fresh graduate.

By having a mix of local teachers, local facilitators and international facilitators, students will benefit from exposure to different experiences and approaches. Therefore, they will broaden their knowledge and understanding of the world. Through BI1M, we want to bring the world to your ‘kampung’.


Siapakah tenaga pengajar program ini dan bagaimana mereka membawa nilai tambah kepada program ini?
Setiap pusat akan mempunyai dua (2) jurulatih utama yang merupakan pesara guru, bersama-sama dengan seorang fasilitator antarabangsa bagi membantu mereka. Terdapat juga seorang graduan akan diletakkan sebagai fasilitator tempatan.

Dengan kerjasama tenaga pengajar dan fasilitator tempatan serta fasilitator antarabangsa, pelajar akan mendapat manfaat daripada pendedahan, perkongsian pengalaman dan pendekatan yang berbeza, yang mana akan meluaskan pengetahuan dan pembelajaran mereka. Melalui BI1M, kami mahu membawa dunia ke ‘kampung’ anda.


Where are the programme locations?
Please see BI1M Programme Locations, for programme locations.


Dimanakah lokasi program?

Sila rujuk BI1M Programme Locations. Untuk lokasi program


What is the duration of the programme?
BI1M will be implemented from until November 1, 2017, for a maximum duration of five (5) months.


Berapa lama tempoh program ini?
BI1M akan dilaksanakan sehingga November 1, 2017, untuk tempoh lima (5) bulan sahaja.


What do I receive at the end of the programme?
Upon graduation from the programme, each student will receive a BI1M Programme Certificate issued by Ministry of Finance, National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS), and a BI1M T-shirt.


Apakah yang bakal saya terima pada akhir program ini?
Setelah tamat pengajian, setiap pelajar akan menerima Sijil Program BI1M yang dikeluarkan oleh Kementerian Kewangan, Strategi Lautan Biru Kebangsaan (NBOS), dan T-Shirt khas BI1M. 


How will I benefit from this programme?
Upon completing and graduating from BI1M, you will be able to converse effectively and confidently in English. This will qualify you to apply for any job that requires a basic level of English proficiency, both in the public or private sector in Malaysia. The skills you learn at BI1M will also prepare you to handle interviews and presentations.


Bagaimanakah saya boleh mendapat manfaat daripada program ini?
Setelah menamatkan pengajian program BI1M, anda akan dapat berbual secara berkesan dan penuh berkeyakinan dengan menggunakan Bahasa Inggeris. Ia juga akan melayakkan anda untuk memohon pekerjaan yang memerlukan penguasaan Bahasa Inggeris secara asas, sama ada di dalam sektor awam mahupun swasta. Kemahiran yang anda perolehi di program BI1M juga mempersiapkan anda untuk mengendali sesi temuduga dan pembentangan.


What is NBOS? What is its role in BI1M?
The National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) is inspired by the principles of Blue Ocean Strategy (BOS) created by Professor W. Chan Kim and Professor Renee Mauborgne. It provides a creative and systematic approach to create high value at low cost. You can find out more about the Blue Ocean Strategy at www.blueoceanstrategy.com.
The Prime Minister of Malaysia adopted this approach and launched NBOS in 2009 under the purview of the Ministry of Finance (MoF). NBOS involves more than 80 ministries and agencies, and seeks to address a wide range of social and economic issues in the country. To date, NBOS has formulated and executed more than 60 initiatives based on the BOS principles of high impact, low cost and rapid execution. You can find out more about NBOS at http://nbos.gov.my/faq.
BI1M is the latest initiative under NBOS which aims to improve the command of English amongst Malaysians, particularly those from the “B40” group, in line with the country’s aspirations to emerge as a high-income nation by 2020.


Apakah itu NBOS? Apakah peranannya dalam BI1M?
The National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) is inspired by the principles of Blue Ocean Strategy (BOS) created by Professor W. Chan Kim and Professor Renee Mauborgne. It provides a creative and systematic approach to create high value at low cost. You can find out more about the Blue Ocean Strategy at www.blueoceanstrategy.com.
The Prime Minister of Malaysia adopted this approach and launched NBOS in 2009 under the purview of the Ministry of Finance (MoF). NBOS involves more than 80 ministries and agencies, and seeks to address a wide range of social and economic issues in the country. To date, NBOS has formulated and executed more than 60 initiatives based on the BOS principles of high impact, low cost and rapid execution. You can find out more about NBOS at http://nbos.gov.my/faq.
BI1M is the latest initiative under NBOS which aims to improve the command of English amongst Malaysians, particularly those from the “B40” group, in line with the country’s aspirations to emerge as a high-income nation by 2020.


Who is SOLS 24/7?
The implementation partner for BI1M, SOLS 24/7 Malaysia, is the largest non-formal English education provider in Malaysia and South East Asia. They have established and run over 190 Education Centres in 6 countries – 50 in Malaysia alone – and trained over 180,000 students in total. Non-English-speaking students have been taught to speak English in just 3-6 months, using their award-winning and innovative programmes. It was also found that 96% of their students have been able to secure jobs within 3 months of graduating from their programmes.


Siapakah SOLS 24/7?
Sebagai rakan kongsi pelaksanaan bagi BI1M, SOLS 24/7 Malaysia adalah pembekal pendidikan Inggeris tidak formal terbesar di Malaysia dan Asia Tenggara. Mereka telah menubuhkan dan menjalankan lebih daripada 190 Pusat Pendidikan di 6 buah negara – 50 di Malaysia – dan melatih lebih daripada 180,000 pelajar. Pelajar-pelajar tersebut telah diajar untuk bertutur dalam Bahasa Inggeris dalam masa 3-6 bulan, menggunakan program yang inovatif dan telah memenangi pelbagai anugerah. Kajian juga mendapati bahawa 96% daripada pelajar-pelajar tersebut telah berjaya mendapat pekerjaan dalam tempoh 3 bulan sejurus tamat pengajian di dalam program tersebut.

Which local organisations/schools have SOLS worked/collaborated with before?

SOLS has worked with the Better Malaysia Foundation & Berjaya Cares Foundation on community centre education programmes throughout Malaysia as well as the Hong Leong Foundation for scholar development programmes. SOLS is also currently working with PEMANDU for a pilot project in Malaysian government schools. The organization has also previously worked with the J.P. Morgan Foundation for its Solar Academy in Kuala Lumpur. In other projects, SOLS 24/7 works with 7-Eleven, Google, JPK, SEDA Malaysia to name a few of their partners.

Pernahkah SOLS berkolaborasi dengan mana-mana organisasi atau sekolah? Jika ya, organisasi/sekolah mana yang dimaksudkan?

SOLS telah bekerjasama dengan Beter Malaysia Foundation & Berjaya Cares Foundation untuk program pusat komuniti pendidikan di serata Malaysia termasuk usahasama dengan Hong Leong Foundation bagi program ‘scholar development’. Kini, SOLS bersama-sama PEMANDU sedang mengelola projek di sekolah kerajaan di Malaysia. Organisasi ini juga pernah berkerjasama dengan J.P. Morgan Foundation untuk Solar Academy di Kuala Lumpur. SOLS 24/7 juga pernah bekerjasama dengan 7-Eleven, Google, JPK, SEDA Malaysia dan lain-lain.

Will MoF/NSU come up with similar initiative for Mandarin or Tamil?

Great question! For now the government is focusing on English language proficiency to help Malaysian’s access a larger economic platform as English is recognized as the language of business and commerce worldwide.

Adakah Kementerian Kewangan/Unit Strategik Kebangsaan akan menjalankan inisiatif sama untuk bahasa Mandarin dan Tamil?

Soalan yang bagus! Buat masa ini kerajaan sedang fokus pada penguasaan Bahasa Inggeris dalam kalangan rakyat Malaysia kerana Bahasa Inggeris merupakan bahasa utama bagi bidang peniagaan dan perdagangan di seluruh dunia.

How long usually does it take for a working adult to fully complete his/her classes & be proficient in English?

The courses in BI1M are designed to be completed within the 5 month span of the programme. A working adult would be able to finish it within that time if they have a minimum attendance of 70% and participate in the assessments.

Kebiasaannya, berapa lama masa yang diambil seseorang yang telah bekerja untuk menamatkan sesi pembelajaran & lancar berbahasa Inggeris?

Kursus yang terdapat didalam BI1M telah di reka untuk selesai dalam tempoh 5 bulan program ini berlansung. Bagi yang bekerja, mereka boleh menamatkam kursus yang dipohon sekiranya mereka mampu untuk menghadiri 70% dari kedatangan dan turut serta dalam proses penilaian.