Azni Mohamed Zain is an English Language Teacher at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia where she has been teaching English to tertiary level students, since 2004. Prior to that, she taught at two MARA Junior Science Colleges, where she taught upper secondary level students for a total of five years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from California State University, Sacramento, and a Diploma in Education from the National University of Malaysia. Recently, she completed a Master of Arts in English Language Studies, also from the same university.
Koo Yew Lie is an Associate Professor attached to the School of Language Studies and Linguistics, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the National University of Malaysia. She researches, teaches, supervises and publishes in the areas of Language, Discourse, Culture and Literacy in diverse environments. She is involved in national and international research including research in Hong Kong, China and Australia. She is an associate research member of IPPTN, the Institute of National Higher Education Research.
Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew, PhD, is Associate Professor (English Language and Literature) at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. She has published in World Englishes, Linguistics and Education, and the International Journal of the Sociology of Language and has been invited keynote speaker and plenary for many conferences on linguistics, woman studies, and comparative religion, both locally and abroad. She is author of the book: Emergent Lingua Francas: The politics and place of English as a World Language (New York:Routledge, 2009).
Atef Saleh Al-Tamimi worked five years as a university instructor at Hadramout University of Sciences and Technology, Yemen. He is currently a PhD student at the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). His areas of interest include English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Needs Analysis and ELT research.
Munir Shuib, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Industry and Community Network at the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He is also an associate research fellow at the National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN). His research interests include ESP and graduates’ skills and competencies
Maryam Farnia received her MA in English Language Teaching (ELT) from the Islamic Azad University, Iran. She is currently a PhD candidate at the English Language Studies Section at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Her areas of interest include Sociolinguistics, Interlanguage Pragmatics, Contrastive Pragmatics and Language Teaching.
Raja Rozina Raja Suleiman is currently a senior lecturer with the English Language Studies Section, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Her main research interest lies in the field of Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics with an emphasis on Cross-cultural Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis and Politeness
Abdu Moh'd Al-Mekhlafi, Associate Professor of ELT at the Faculty of Education in Sultan Qaboos University (Muscat), has taught ELT and Education courses at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels and supervised students’ practicums and Master’s level dissertations. He has also been the chair of the ELT department (Curriculum & Instruction) at the Faculty of Education, Sana’a University (Yemen). He has not only participated in many national and international conferences and workshops in the area of language education but has also published several papers. He has been a reviewer of articles for educational journals and has served on several committees and projects on educational reform and implementation
P.N. Ramani, curriculum developer, teacher trainer and ELT administrator, is now Quality Assurance Officer, Quality Assurance Department, Ministry of Manpower, Sultanate of Oman, in Muscat. A teacher with over 35 years of experience at various levels and the author of several ELT course books and research papers, he has initiated and implemented curricular reforms in ELT in India and the Middle East besides guiding research
Kyle McGee is a language/business skills instructor at the British Council, Penang where he teaches a variety of levels and age groups. He has taught English in several countries including India, Nepal, Thailand, and now Malaysia. He received his first degree in Liberal Arts and has completed the CELTA English Language Teaching certification. He is now completing his Masters in English Language Teaching at Nottingham University, Malaysia. His current interests include self-access centre evaluation and the development of learner autonomy.