Dr. Sheena Kaur A/P Jaswant Singh
|Department of English Language|
|Faculty of Languages & Linguistics|
|Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA|
Dr Sheena is currently the Head of the Language Unit at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, which services all the compulsory English proficiency courses to undergraduates at the University of Malaya, and which provides various inbound courses for international students mainly from the Asian region and Middle Eastern countries. She was previously the Head of the Multimedia Planning Unit at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics from 2010-2012 and was actively involved in promoting the use of Spectrum and e-learning courses at her faculty, and was part of the University's e-learning committee. She is a Principal Investigator of a UMRG sub-programme on Health Tourism in Malaysia, and her research examines the discourses surrounding Australian cosmetic surgery patients in Malaysia. She has taught ESL and EFL for more than twenty years at various levels from secondary school to university and to adult learners. She has also conducted various workshops for English, communication and the use of ICT. She was a facilitator for the NIE programme with the New Straits Times, and conducted various courses for officers at the Ministry of Education. She is also involved in designing various short term courses for English teaching and learning. She is a reviewer for journals including Pertanika (UPM), Gema Online Journal of Language Studies (UKM) and SEARCH (Taylor's College). She is also competent in the Malay Language and has experience translating research questionnaires in English- Malay. Her research interests include the use of corpus linguistics in semantic and text analysis, English language and education, and computer technology. She is also actively involved in community work and is the coordinator the community engagement programme at her faculty. She recently led her faculty's community programme at Pos Pantos, Kuala Lipis, Pahang at the Semai community, through a programme involving 121 undergraduate students. She also actively volunteers on educational and leadership programmes for Sikh students, and is a volunteer for Majlis Kebajikan Malaysia and Tourism Ministry, Malaysia.