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Short Biodata

Dr Farhana Diana Deris is a Senior Lecturer at Language Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She is also a member of staff at UTM International, holding the portfolio as Manager of International Alliances. Previously, she was the Head of Microsite Management for MyLinE, the national English language learning portal. She teaches Description of English as part of the Master’s TESL programme, and several other courses for the undergraduate degree programme (Computer Assisted Language Learning, Language Games in the Classroom, and Academic Skills for Teachers of ESL). She also teaches English language proficiency programmes (Academic English Skills, Advanced Academic Skills, and English for Professional Purposes). Her administrative role covers, among others, the coordination of university‚Äôs participation in alliances. Her research interests include technology enhanced teaching and learning for engaging 21 st century English language learners, and building and sustaining partnerships through new media communication in the context of HEI internationalisation. She holds executive roles for a number of alliances including as Coordinator for the Asia Technological University Network, Assistant Secretary for the ASEAN Learning Network, and being the university’s Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator. She is also a Toastmaster, and is currently the Advisor for the UTM ACES Toastmasters Club and Immediate Past President for the UTM Toastmasters Club.

Professional Membership

  1. Asia Technological University Network: Executive Committee – Network Coordinator
  2. ASEAN Learning Network: Executive Committee – Assistant Secretary
  3. I’M Research Consortium: Member
  4. UTM Toastmasters Club: Immediate Past President
  5. UTM ACES Toastmaster Club: Advisor