Systemic Functional Linguistics – MOOCS

If you are interested to learn Systemic Functional Linguistics or SFL, please sign up for the MOOCS course at the following link

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Being a mother and supervisor.

Apparently, a mother and supervisor share one most crucial role that is being a sorter. As a mother, we have to sort dirty clothes which our kids dump in a big laundry basket. Upon washing, the mother has so sort school uniforms, office shirts, towels, bedsheet, pillow cases, outdoor attires, coloured, whites and the list goes on and on. Mothers wash item by item accordingly.

Silimarly, as a supervisor, we have to do the same. Not to sort dirty clothes BUT information. PhD candidates tend to add all kinds of information in their writing, even though the information is not necessary. There is a big tendency for them to repeat the same information again and again. While reading my PhD student’s drafts (the fourth draft) I got annoyed with the info recurrence and I end up become a sorter with the aim that the final thesis is readable. Therefore, dear PhD candidates, please help your supervisor by being organised. Organise your study, data, findings and most importantly your thought. Thank you for reading 😊


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MPPZ 1353 Seminar – Sample of ELT videos

Instead of doing oral presentation in class, you are required to produce a 3-5 minute video, which is related to your literature review.  The followings are links to some samples of ELT video for your perusal.  Marks allocated for video presentation are 20%  (PLO5)

Collaborative learning –

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21st century skills –

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Interpersonal Intelligence

According to Gardner, Interpersonal Intelligence is the ability to understand other people: what motivates them, how they work, how to work cooperatively with them.  Successful salesperson, politicians, teachers, clinicians, and religious leaders are all likely to be individuals with high degrees of interpersonal intelligence.

Interpersonal Intelligence includes the capacities to discern and respond appropriately to the moods, temperaments, motivations, and desires of other people.

Daniel Goleman, 1995. Emotional Intelligence. New York: Bantam Books. Page 44.

What is a conceptual framework?  How to write a conceptual paper?

Visit the links below to get the answers

BIG DATA🤔 Have you heard about it? Can we use Big Data in English Language Teaching? Let’s explore how we can use big data in language classroom.

There are a lot more articles on big data in language learning which  you can find on the internet. It is really big data 😃

Language, Context and Text – a new semiotics journal.

The journal encourages the presentation and critique of new theoretical proposals through careful scholarly analysis, testing of the implications of proposals and presentation of alternative viewpoints broadly within the SFL framework.

The link to a sample issue is given here

Language and cultures

Does language shape cultures or is it the other way round?

Discourse Analysis

What is discourse analysis? Why do we conduct discourse analysis? An useful link for you to learn the fundamental of Discourse Analysis.

Critical discourse analysis or CDA is a study on how language makes meaning socially and politically.  It was found by Norman Fairclough. To know more go to the link given below.

ULAB 3162

New way of marketing yourself.

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