Centre for English Language Studies

Centre for English Language Studies (CELS)

Research Overview

The Centre for English Language Studies is engaged in research into language learning assessment, English for specific purposes, ASEAN language policies impacting practice, blended learning, endangered languages and reflective teaching and learning.

 

Language learning assessment

  1. Formative and summative approaches towards assessment
  2. Learner’s and teacher’s perceptions of assessment
  3. Self-assessment and peer assessment

 

English for specific purposes

  1. Approaches and tasks towards learning English
  2. Industry needs and curriculum

 

ASEAN language policies impacting practice

  1. Malaysian ELT curriculum
  2. Relationships between language, culture and communication
  3. Teacher education, native speakerism and plurilingualism

 

Blended learning

  1. Digital literacy and language development
  2. Integrating technology and pedagogy
  3. Lifelong learning

 

Endangered languages

  1. Bornean minority languages and communities
  2. Orthography development

 

Reflective teaching and learning

  1. Communities of practice
  2. Reflective facilitation
  3. Neurolinguistics and pedagogy 

 

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