Communication Skills

July 28, 2022

Good communication skills, beginning with clear oral communication, are essential for students’ academic success. Good communication allows others and yourself to understand information more accurately and quickly. In contrast, poor communication skills lead to frequent misunderstandings and frustrations.

Students are often called upon in class to answer questions, ranging from simple factual answers to questions that involve synthesising thoughts and making arguments. The answers have to be communicated effectively for teachers to assess the student’s knowledge. It is important that our students acquire the linguistic skills of the two main languages taught in Matrix Global Schools of the Malay Language and English Language which are used as the medium of instruction in our schools.

Learning and mastering more than one language, especially in our multi-racial society, is a great boon to everyone. There are several advantages for every one of us to do so. Knowing another language encourages cultural appreciation and contributes to a greater tolerance because of the exposure to a variety of cultures. Knowing a new culture ensures that you become a better communicator as you are more attuned to the nuances of another language and the dos and don’ts of another culture. As we learn a new language, a new world opens up to us as we explore new cultures and new experiences. Not only do we become better communicators but we also become mature global citizens.

Mr. Loh Ghee Juan, Campus Principal of Matrix Global School brings strong leadership skills along with his extensive background in education. He has served as Deputy Director of Educational Management and Leadership Training Centre with the Ministry of Education Malaysia and as Education Commissioner working with the Prime Minister’s Department from 2009 to 2012.