Language and Literacy Education

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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 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.


Assc. Prof Dr. Adelina Asmawi

Head of Department


Prof Dato Dr. Abdul Jalil Othman

Honorary Professor


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zawawi Ismail

Blok A (EA 112)


Assoc. Prof. Dr Juliana Othman

Blok A (EA 102)


Assc Prof Dr. Chew Fong Peng

Blok Menara (EG 514)


Dr. Mohd Rashid Mohd Saad

Blok Menara (EG 516)


Assc. Prof Dr. Muhammad Azhar Zailaini

Blok A (EA 113)


Dr. Zuwati Hasim

Blok Menara (EG 525)


Dr. Shanina Sharatol Ahmad Shah

Blok E (EE 114)


Dr. Huzaina Abd Halim

Blok Menara (EG 521)


Dr. Fatiha Senom

Blok E (EE 316)


Dr. Lim Jia Wei

Blok D (ED 005)


Dr. Harold Wayne Swindall Jr.

Blok D (ED 00 10A)


Dr Simah Mamat

Blok EE105


Mrs. Asfaruzaila Abu Samah

Administrative Assistant

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 Updated: 05/01/2021