Dr Farhana Abu Bakar
BA (English Language) (Universiti Putra Malaysia), Master of Applied Linguistics (English) (Universiti Putra Malaysia), PhD (Higher Education) (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Language Academy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, UTM Malaysia
At Language Academy, I serve as the Postgraduate (Master and PhD- full research/generic) Program Coordinator for English Language and Communication. At the faculty level, I provide academic development support to postgraduate students under the Postgraduate Student Society (PGSS) as the head advisor.
I teach English Linguistics and Discourse Analysis to undergraduate Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) students, English Academic Writing to undergraduate students and Qualitative Research Method to postgraduate Master and PhD students.
I am primarily interested in utilising a purely qualitative approach to conduct research in the field of English language. My focus lies specifically in the area of Sociolinguistics and Discourse Analysis, including Language Socialisation and Code-switching, as well as Language Education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and Higher Education research.
Bakar, F. & Kumar, V. (2019). The use of humour in teaching and learning in higher education classrooms: Lecturers’ perspectives. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 40, 15-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeap.2019.04.006 (ISI: Q1)
Bakar, F. (2019). Appropriate and relevant humour in the university classroom. The European Journal of Humour Research, 7(4), 137-152. http://dx.doi.org/10.7592/EJHR2019.7.4.bakar (Scopus)
Bakar, F. & Kumar, V. (2022). How students perceive the teacher’s use of humour and how it enhances learning in the classroom. The European Journal of Humour Research, 10 (4). 187-199. //doi.org/10.7592/EJHR.2022.10.4.656 (Scopus)
Zabiddin, N.S. & Bakar, F. (2022). English primary school teachers’ perceptions of green screens in teaching English. LSP International Journal, 9 (2), 97-107. https://doi.org/10.11113/lspi.v9.19266 (MyCite)
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