EDITED BOOKS ON TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (TESL)
- Readings in TESL Vol. I: Essays in Honour of Hyacinth Gaudart. Petaling Jaya: Sasbadi. Sdn. Bhd., 2002.
Readings in TESL Vol. 1 is a volume of essays written in honour of Prof. Dr. Hyacinth Gaudart. The essays cover a range of ELT topics by leading academics in the ELT community in Malaysia. Readings in TESL Vol. 1 also includes Prof. Dr. Hyacinth Gaudart’s inaugural lecture on intercultural considerations when teaching English. Readings in TESL Vol. 1 presents work on testing, developing grammatical competence, teaching writing, examining issues dealing with dyslexia, English for specific purposes, teaching literature and being a reflective teacher. This volume presents academic writing in a language that is accessible to teacher-trainees, teachers, academics and researchers in the ELT field. It considers both theoretical and practical issues which makes this volume of valuable contribution to the field of ELT in Malaysia.
- Readings in TESL Vol. II: Essays in Honour of Basil Wijasuriya. Petaling Jaya. Sasbadi. Sdn. Bhd., 2003.
Readings in TESL Vol. 2 is a volume of essays written in honor of Dr. Basil Wijasuriya. The essays cover a range of ELT topics by leading academics in the Malaysian ELT community. Readings in TESL Vol. 2 presents essays that add new dimensions to teaching English and considers both theoretical and practical issues. The essays consider a pedagogy for the marginalised, sociological issues related to the second language learner, the use of e-forums in the literature classroom, young adult issues in contemporary popular songs, critical thinking, reading, using drama in the language classroom, assessment in the language classroom and gender. Readings in TESL Vol. 2 is a valuable contribution to the field of ELT in Malaysia. It presents academic writing in a language that is accessible to teacher-trainees teachers, academics and researchers in the field of ELT.
- Teaching English in Malaysia. Petaling Jaya: Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd., 2007. Co-edited with Rajandaran Perumal.
Teaching English in Malaysia is a special publication to mark the 25th anniversary of the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA). It presents an overview of English language education in Malaysia. The chapters in this volume provide insights into the changes that have occurred in English language teaching and learning in Malaysia in terms of government language and education policies, curriculum innovations, syllabus design, teaching methodology, assessment practices, use of information and communication technology (ICT) and the teaching of literature in the English language subject. Teaching English in Malaysia also presents highlights of the developments of the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) since its inception in 1982.
- Internet and the English Classroom. Petaling Jaya: Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd. 2007. Co-edited with Muhamad Kamarul Kabilan.
Internet and the English Language Classroom presents a collection of research-based articles on the use of the Internet in the English language classroom. The articles range from the examination of the use of the Internet for developing students’ language skills such as reading and writing to teachers’ professional development. The articles in this volume also discuss how the Internet could be used to improve student-teacher interaction and also ways in which teachers may be able to cater to the needs of the different learning styles of their students by sourcing out a variety of online resources that would meet the needs of different kinds of learners. This volume presents work from Malaysian and international researchers from the Asian region.
- Qualitative Studies on English Language Teacher Development. Petaling Jaya: Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd., 2008. Co-edited with Muhamad Kamarul Kabilan.
Qualitative studies on English language teacher development presents a collection of qualitative research carried out in the field of teacher development. Various qualitative data collection techniques are used in the studies, such as semi-structured interviews, in-depth interviews, written document analysis, open-ended items, stimulated recall, observations and reflections writing journals. Using these qualitative tools the authors in this book investigate and report numerous aspects of teacher development, encompassing teacher decision making, reflective practices, e-portfolios, classroom discourses and practices, communities of practice service and workplace organizational practices. These are examined from various perspectives and are situated in different settings (by both Malaysian and international researchers), and hence, lead to an exciting mixture of the reification of new knowledge and eventual proliferation of the knowledge. It is hoped that this book will pave the way for further research in teacher development in the near future.
- Practices and Issues in English Language Teacher Development. Petaling Jaya: Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd., 2008. Co-edited with Muhamad Kamarul Kabilan.
Practices and Issues in English Language Teacher Development covers the current practices and issues that concern English language teachers and their development as professionals. These practices entail issues that are very much pertinent to the fundamental elements of teacher development such as communities of practices, assessment for training interventions, in-service training (INSET) programmes, the meaning of becoming an English language teacher, policies related to teacher development and teacher identity. Local and international academics featured in this book examine, argue and suggest new ways, new practices, in the process of enhancing one’s professionalism. This is done by approaching various issues that may hinder teachers’ development using strategies such as use of films in classroom, creating an online platform to discover self, scrutinizing less meaningful INSET programmes, and building a community of learning teachers. All these strategies have immense potential in enhancing one’s development as a professional English language teacher and are dealt with in this book.