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Assistant Professor Dr Lin Siew Eng

Assistant Professor

Academic Qualifications

PhD (English Language Education/TESOL)
MA Education (English Language Education/TESOL)
BE (TESL)
Diploma in TESL
Teaching Certificate, TESL

Areas of Interest
Teaching of English as a Second Language
Reading Assessment
Research

Benchmarking English Language Reading Abilities, Reading Matrix Development, Benchmarking English Language Grammar Proficiency and other Educational research areas.

Publications

  • Challenges and Strategies for English Language Learning in a Higher Education Institution in China. BERJAYA Journal of Services & Management, 2022, Vol.17.
  • Attitudes and Cross-cultural Differences of UCSI University Undergraduates towards Multicultural Group Work. International Journal of Instruction, 2022, Vol. 15, No. 1, 21 - 38.
  • An Investigation of the Use of Communicative Language Teaching in a Higher Education Institution in China: a Case Study. BERJAYA Journal of Services & Management, 2021, Vol. 15.
  • ESL Assessment Tool for Preschoolers in Malaysia. BERJAYA Journal of Services & Management, 2020, Vol.14.
  • A Comparison of the English Grammatical Errors of Chinese Undergraduates from China and
  • Malaysia. International Journal of Instruction, 2020, Vol. 13, No. 1, 931 - 950.
  • Instructors and Students’ Use of Literal, Reorganisation and Inferential Reading Strategies. The Journal of Applied Linguistics and Applied Literature: Dynamics and Advances 2020, Vol. 8, No 2.
  • Malaysian Speaking Proficiency Effectiveness for Undergraduates Suffering Assessment from Minimal Descriptors. International Journal of Instruction, 2019, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1059 – 1076.
  • Relooking at the ESL Reading Comprehension Assessment for Malaysian Primary Schools . English Language Teaching, 2018, Vol 11 No 7.
  • Selection for Teaching Reading to ESL Tertiary Students: A study on Genre and Context Preferences. International Journal of Instruction, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 1, 71-84.
  • Systematic Tracking of Malaysian Primary School Students' ESL Reading Comprehension Performance to Facilitate Instructional Processes.  International Journal of Instruction, 2016, Vol. 9, No. 1, 14. 
  • The role of learner-learner interaction in the development of speaking skills. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 2.
  • Identifying Reading Strategies to Teach Literal, Reorganisation and Inferential Comprehension Questions to ESL Students. The Journal of Asia TEFL, 2016, Vol 13, No. 3.
  • Developing Reading Comprehension Modules to Facilitate Reading Comprehension among Malaysian Secondary School ESL Students. International Journal of Instruction, 2015, Volume 8, No. 2.
  • Compensatory reading Among ESL Learners: A Reading Strategy Heuristic. English Language Teaching, 2015, Vol. 8, No 8
  • Reaction of Mentors and Mentees in the Native Speaker Programme of a Rural Primary School in Malaysia: A Phenomenological Study. Asian Social Science, 2015, Vol 11, No. 22.
  • Effectiveness of Oral Proficiency in English for Secondary Schools (OPS-English) Programme in Improving English Language Vocabulary among Secondary School Students. Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015, Vol 6, No 6.
  • Relationship between cultural distance and pragmatic comprehension. English Language Teaching, 2014, Vol, No 2.   
  • Pragmatic Comprehension Development through Telecollaboration. English Language Teaching, 2014, Vol 7, No 2. 
  • The impact of vocabulary enhancement activities on vocabulary acquisition and retention among male and female EFL learners in Iran. English Language Teaching, 2014, Vol 7, No 4. 
  • Benchmarking Year Five students' reading abilities. English Language Teaching, 2014, Vol 7, No 5.   
  • Language learners' acculturation attitudes. English Language Teaching, 2014, Vol 7, No 1. 
  • Effect of Pragmatic Awareness on Comprehension and Production of Conventional Expressions. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 2014, Vol 4, No. 7.
  • Effect of Form-focused Pragmatic Instruction on Production of Conventional Expressions. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 2014, Vol.4, No. 8.
  • Can Schools Make a Difference? "Income Equal" Schools in ESL Reading Comprehension. New Horizons in Education, 2013, Vol 61, No. 1.
  • Relationship between Attitude toward Target Language Culture Instruction and Pragmatic Comprehension Development. English Language Teaching, 2013, Vol 6, No.8.
  • A Study on the Relationship Between English Vocabulary Threshold and Word Guessing Strategy for Pre-University Chinese Students in Malaysia. English Language Teaching, 2013, Vol 6, No 9.
  • Analysis of Students' Competency in Listening Comprehension of the English Language at Pakistani Secondary School Level. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 2013, Vol 16, No 3.
  • "READS" Feedback on Tri-Component Skills in Resuscitating Learners' Reading Ability. Pertanika Journal: Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 2013, Vol 21, No 3.
  • Comparative Study of the Pakistani and Indonesian Students' Anxiety Towards the English Language Learning. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 2013, Vol 18, No 11.
  • The Potency of READS to Inform Students’ Reading Ability. RELC Journal, 2012, 43, No 2. 
  • Prior Knowledge Activation through Brainstorming to Enhance Malaysian EFL Learners' Reading Comprehension. International Journal of Linguistics, 2016, 8, No. 2, 12.
  • Exploring the Effectiveness of Critical Thinking on Vocabulary Learning by Malaysian EFL Learners. Journal        of Studies in  Education, 2016, Vol. 6, No. 2.
  • An insight into the current scenario of English Grammar Proficiency of undergraduate students and need of benchmarked assessment for English grammar in Pakistan. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2015, Vol 20, Issue 5.
  • Multiple Intelligence: Its effect on student teachers' reading comprehension. Malaysian International Journal of  Research in Teacher Education, 2015, Vol 1.
  • Effect of pragmatic instruction on sustainable development of pragmatic awareness. Journal of Studies            in Education, 2014, Vol 7 No 1. 
  • Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Pragmatic Awareness. International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English literature, 2014, Vol 3 No 4. 
  • Now everyone can measure grammar ability through the use of Grammar Assessment System. International Journal of Teaching and Education, 2014, Vol II, No 3.
  • Developing the right reading comprehension modules for the right reason with the help of 'READS'  International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 2014, Vol 7, No 2. 
  • The Effect of Integrative Attitude on the Development of Pragmatic Comprehension. Elixir Social Studies, 2013, 57.
  • Language learners' Attitudes Towards the Incorporation of Target Language Culture into Foreign Language Instructions. International Journal of Linguistics, 2013, Vol 5, No 4.
  • Comparison of Male and Female ESL Students' Scores in Literal Reading Comprehension. Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2013, Vol 8, No 3.
  • Analysis of the Role of Parent Teacher Meeting in Enhancing the Quality of Education at School Level. Language in India, 2012, Vol 12, Issue 5.
  • The Role of the Punjab Education Foundation Pakistan in Teachers Training in Private Sector Schools Under Public-Private Partnership. International Journal of Learning & Development, 2012, Vol 2, No 3.
  • Mitigating Students’ Reading Comprehension Tri-Component Skills. International Journal of Arts & Sciences, 2012, Vol 5, No 2.  
  • Making Sense of Reading Scores with Reading Evaluation and Decoding System (READS). English Language Teaching, 2010, Vol. 3, No. 3.
  • Reading Evaluation and Decoding System Module 1 for Malaysian Secondary Schools. Unit Penyelidikan Pendidikan Asas, Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Pendidikan, USM
  • Reading Evaluation and Decoding System Module 2 for Malaysian Secondary Schools. Unit Penyelidikan Pendidikan Asas, Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Pendidikan, USM
  • Reading Evaluation and Decoding System Module 3 for Malaysian Secondary Schools. Unit Penyelidikan Pendidikan Asas,  Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Pendidikan, USM
  • Reading Evaluation and Decoding System Module 4 for Malaysian Secondary Schools. Unit Penyelidikan Pendidikan Asas, Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Pendidikan, USM
  • Reading Evaluation and Decoding System Module 5 for Malaysian Secondary Schools. Unit Penyelidikan Pendidikan Asas,  Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Pendidikan, USM
  • Reading Evaluation and Decoding System Module 6 for Malaysian Secondary Schools. Unit Penyelidikan Pendidikan Asas,  Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Pendidikan, USM

Conferences

  • The 6th Annual International Conference of the Asian Association for Language Assessment, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam. 2019
  • 27th MELTA International Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.2018
  • The 4th International Conference in Standard Based Assessment 2016 Taipei, Taiwan.2016
  • The International Academic Forum ACLL/ACTC 2016 Art Center Kobe, Japan. 2016
  • 50th RELC International Conference, Singapore. 2015
  • Euro-American Conference for Academic Discipline Prague, Czech Republic. 2014
  • 12th Asia TEFL and 23rd MELTA International Conference, Kucing, Malaysia. 2014
  • Nineteenth International Conference on Learning, London, United Kingdom 2012.
  • International Journal of Arts & Science Conference at Gottenheim, Germany. 2011
  • International Conference on Measurement and Evaluation in Education, School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia. 2011
  • International Conference on English Language Teaching: Teaching English as a Performing Art, Swiss Garden Golf Resort, Damai Laut, Perak. 2011
  • Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Assessment, Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, Selangor. 2006

Professional Engagement

Journal Reviewer:

International Journal of Instruction
Journal of Language and Education