Department of Language and Literacy Education

Department Overview


Welcome to the Department of Language and Literacy Education!

At the Department of Language and Literacy Education, we educate students who will teach from secondary to tertiary education. Our Bachelor of Education in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL) gives you a firm foundation for teaching English at the secondary and tertiary levels. The programme is designed to provide you with the opportunity to explore new developments in English Language teaching.

At the postgraduate level, the department is involved in Master of Education programmes in the following fields of specialization: Malay Language Education, Teaching of Arabic as a Second Language, and Teaching English as a Second Language. We also offer Phd programmes by research in language education. Our programmes are strongly recognized nationally, regionally and internationally.

When you join our department, you will be part of a vibrant learning community of undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as academic members, who are actively engaged in key questions and issues that impact the teaching profession.

Head of Department

 Dr Adelina Asmawi

  Department of Language and Literacy Education
Dr. Adelina Asmawi
Tel: 03- 7967 5025


Prof. Dato'Dr. Abdul Jalil Othman
Menara Pendidikan
(EG 513)
Tel: 03- 7967 5093

zawawiAssoc.Prof.Dr.Zawawi Ismail
Block A (EA 112)

Tel: 03-7967 5191


julianaAssoc.Prof.Dr.Juliana Othman

Blok A (EA102)
Tel: 03-7967 5059


Dr. Muhammad Azhar Zailani
Block A (EA 113)
Tel: 03- 7967 5189

Dr. Chew Fong Peng
Menara Pendidikan
(EG 514)
Tel: 03- 7967 5111


Dr. Mohd Rashid Mohd Saad
Menara Pendidikan (EG 516)
Tel: 03- 7967 5020

Dr Adelina Asmawi   
Dr. Adelina Asmawi
Block E (EE 215)
Tel: 03- 7967 5192

Dr. Shanina Sharatol Ahmad Shah
Block E (EE 114)
Tel: 03- 7967 5078


Dr. Fatiha Senom
Block E (EE 114)
Tel: 03- 7967 5078


Dr. Zuwati Hashim
Menara Pendidikan (EG 525)
Tel: 03- 7967 5123


Dr. Huzaina Abd Halim
Menara Pendidikan
(EG 521)
Tel: 03- 7967 5069

Dr. Lim Jia Wei
Blok D Level G
Tel : 7967 5199



Contact Us
Department of Language and Literacy Education 
Faculty of Education
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
Tel  : +603-7967 5024 
Fax : +603-7967 5010
Last Update: November 12, 2018