Asia TEFL 2014

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Way With Words

English Language Competition for Schools

MELTA International Conference

Annual Event




MELTA Special Interest Group (MESIG) ELT Summit

5th MIRCELE 2015

MELTA International Research Conference



International Board of Advisors

Ronald Carter
University of Nottingham United Kingdom


Graham Thurgood
California State University, Chico US

William Thomas Littlewood
Hong Kong Institute of Education Hong Kong


Hyacinth Gaudart
University of Malaya

Alastair Pennycook
University of Technology


Yasukata Yano
Waseda University

Ibrahim Ahmad Bajunid
Director UNESCO
Regional Centre for Educational Planning United Arab Emirates


Director of Journals 
Basil Srisena Wijasuriya

Chief Editor
Stefanie Pillai
University of Malaya



Chau, Meng Huat
University of Malaya


Subramaniam Govindasamy
International Islamic University

Board of Reviewers

Ambigapathy Pandian
Universiti Sains Malaysia


Andrew O'Sullivan
Dubai Women's College

Anie bt Attan
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


Ann Cheryl Armstrong
University of Sydney

Arjuna Parakrama
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka


Azraai Hj Abdullah
Universiti Teknologi Petronas

Chan Swee Heng
Universiti Putra Malaysia


Chng Huang Hoon
National University of Singapore

Cynthia White
Massey University
New Zealand


Ganakumaran Subramaniam
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

Goodith White
Canterbury Christ Church University


Isabel Pefianco Martin
Ateneo de Manila Universiti

Jagdeesh Gill
Curriculum Development Division
Ministry of Education


Jenny Miller
Monash University

John Kullman
Canterbury Christ Church University


Jonathan Newton
Victoria University, Wellington
New Zealand

Khairi Izwan Abdullah 
University Teknologi Malaysia


Lesley Harbon
University of Sydney

Lucy Pickering
Georgia State University


Manisah Mohd. Ali
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Mardziah Hayati Abdullah
Universiti Putra Malaysia


Mohd. Faiz Abdullah
Universiti Putra Malaysia

Mohd Jafre Zainol Abidin
Universiti Sains Malaysia


Noraini Ibrahim
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Phyllis Chew
Institute of Education


Rajasegaran Krishnasamy
Universiti Teknologi MARA

Rani Rubdy
Nanyang Technological University,


Richard Corballis
University of Massey
New Zealand

Rosnaini bt Mahmud 
Foundations of Education Dept.
Universiti Putra Malaysia


Salah Troudi
University of Exeter
United Kingdom

Shanthini Pillai
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia


Sonthida Keyurayong
King Mongkut's University of Techonogy

T. Ruanni F. Tupas
National University of Singapore



Abdul Halim Ibrahim & Mariam Mohamed Nor

Knowledge of Linguistic Cues among Malay EFL Students and Teachers’ Practices in the Teaching of Reading Skills





Puteri Rohani Megat Abdul Rahim is a lecturer at Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak Campus where she teaches English. She acquired her Bachelor in English degree from the University of North Texas, U.S.A. and her Master in TESL from the University of Malaya.  She has been teaching English to undergraduates and adult students at off-campus programmes for the last 18 years. In addition, she has presented at international and local conferences. She has also published papers in journals and chapters for books. Her research interests include reading and writing in a second language, innovation in language teaching and technology in education. She is currently pursuing her doctorate at the University of Malaya.

Adi Afzal Ahmad is a lecturer at the Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Perlis. He obtained his B. Ed TESL (Hons) from UKM and his M. Ed (ELT) from UUM. His research interests include language learning styles and strategies, materials development, and ESL teaching strategies.

Kamalashne Jayapalan is a postgraduate student at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya. She also teaches pre-school children.

Stefanie Pillai is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya. She is currently working on the development of a Corpus of Spoken Malaysian English (COSME). Her areas of research interest include the pronunciation of Malaysian English and the use of  Malaysian English as a first language.

Carol Ong Teck Lan, M.A.TESL, is Senior Lecturer at the Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. She has been teaching proficiency, ESP and MUET courses at the Matriculation, undergraduate and post-graduate levels for 25 years at UiTM. She has co-written a number of books and articles and her areas of interest are linguistics and the affective domain of language teaching.


Anne Leong Chooi Khaun is Senior Lecturer at the Academy of Language Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.  She has a Master of Science in TESOL and has been lecturing in UiTM for the past 24 years.  She has taught both proficiency and ESP courses and has also co-written texts for use by students in UiTM.


Paramjeet Kaur, Ph.D, is a lecturer at Akademi Pengajian Bahasa, UiTM, Shah Alam. She teaches proficiency and professional English courses at the university. She currently teaches on the English for Professional Communication degree programme at the university. She has also presented numerous papers at national and international conferences. Her areas of interest are learning styles and strategies, professional and interpersonal communication, using short stories to teach English, academic writing and sociolinguistics.


Tong Siu Yin Annie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English of The Hong Kong Institute of Education. Her current research interests cover English language curriculum development, learning study, English language arts assessment and school-based assessment. Her recent publications include Lessons learned? The New Senior Secondary Curriculum in English Language in Hong Kong (2010) and Mind the gap: curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in English Language Arts with Bob Adamson (2011).


Abdul Halim bin Ibrahim started his career as a school teacher in Kuala Terengganu. He began lecturing at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris in 2002, where he continues to teach. He graduated with a Master of Education from USM in 2000, and obtained his PhD from UPSI in 2009. His is interested in reading skills and second language acquisition. He has also published books on grammar and the teaching of grammar for ESL learners.


Mariam Mohamed Nor is the Head of Department for Teaching and Learning at University Tenaga Nasional. She was formerly the Head of Department for Language Study at the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, University Tun Abdul Razak, and the Head of the English Language Department at the Language Faculty at University Pendidikan Sultan Idris. She obtained her doctorate in TESL from the University of Malaya and Masters in English Language Studies from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.




MELTA Annual General Meeting 2019


Dear members,

We are pleased to share with you the 2018 MELTA Annual Report. If you are joining us for the AGM on Saturday, 23 February 2019 at The School, Jaya One, PJ, kindly download the annual to your electronic device as print copies will not be available. Click here to download the report. 

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We look forward to seeing you.