Energizing City University: Recap of the ‘City University Zumba Attack’

As the sun sets on his final year as a Bachelor of Education student majoring in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) at City University Malaysia, Moses Shalom reflects on a journey that has not only transformed his perspective on education but has also given him the tools to create a positive impact on his future students’ lives.

Moses Shalom has not only excelled in his academic endeavours but has also undergone a profound personal transformation during his time at City University Malaysia. As he prepares to embark on the next chapter of his life, he takes a moment to share his invaluable insights and experiences.

Moses’s journey through the TESL program at CityU has been nothing short of transformative. He is not just a student of the program, but a living testament to its efficacy. One of the most striking aspects of his journey is the realisation that his own past has uniquely positioned him to handle and understand the needs of challenging students. He acknowledges that his experiences have equipped him with a deep empathy and insight into the minds of those who struggle within the traditional education system.

He recalls, “I was once a notorious student, and it is this very aspect of my past that allows me to connect with students who are often brushed aside as problematic. CityU provided me with an environment where I could not only learn about teaching methodologies but also develop a nuanced understanding of the diverse challenges students might face.”

City University Malaysia’s TESL program stands out for its comprehensive approach to education. The program’s commitment to fostering adaptable and versatile educators is evident in Moses’s journey. “Learning isn’t just about memorising content and regurgitating it. At CityU, I was exposed to a variety of teaching methodologies and itineraries that are designed to be effective in the 21st-century classroom context,” Moses shares. He emphasises that this approach has equipped him with the tools to cater to the needs of students in an ever-evolving educational landscape.

Furthermore, Moses expresses deep gratitude for his lecturers who have not only imparted knowledge but have also mentored and nurtured his personal growth. “The support and guidance I received from my lecturers at CityU have been instrumental in shaping my perspective. They encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone, challenge my assumptions, and explore innovative teaching methods,” he says.

As he looks forward to the next phase of his journey, Moses Shalom is determined to carry forward the spirit of transformation he experienced at City University Malaysia. His journey serves as a testament to the power of education to shape not just academic abilities, but also character and empathy.

In a world where education is the key to unlocking a brighter future, individuals like Moses remind us that the impact of dedicated educators ripples far beyond the classroom. City University Malaysia’s TESL program continues to pave the way for transformative journeys, nurturing educators who are not only skilled in pedagogy but also compassionate advocates for their students’ growth.

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