PERSONAL DETAIL


DR. ONG LOK TIK

Department of English Language
Faculty of Languages & Linguistics
 
  03-79673117
  03-79579707
  onglt@um.edu.my
 Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-9453-2010

BIOGRAPHY


Ong Lok Tik, better known as Ruth, is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya (UM). She has served UM for more than 20 years, first as a language teacher at its Language Centre, now known as the Faculty of Languages & Linguistics. She has seen FLL transformed from being a Centre conducting language courses relevant to the needs of the university to offering undergraduate (BLL) and postgraduate programmes (MA in Linguistics, MELS, PhD). She has thus evolved along, teaching a variety of communication related courses such as English Proficiency, ESP, ICC, Applied Linguistics, and courses related to workplace communication and interactions. She has also conducted courses for adult learners, including those from the corporate sector.

Having obtained her PhD from the University of Nottingham, U.K., with a focus on Computer-mediated Discourse Analysis, and with her background in teaching communication skills which stretched back to her years as a school teacher, Ruth has a wealth of experience which she readily shares with her students in class and with those she supervises.

These days, Ruth spends her off-duty time with her two very young and adorable children which she had the blessing of having late in life.


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



PROFESSIONAL
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).


  • NATIONAL UNION OF THE TEACHING PROFESSION (NUTP), Life Member, 1992, (National)
  • PERSATUAN BAHASA MODEN MALAYSIA (MALAYSIAN ASSOCIATION OF MODERN LANGUAGES), Life Membership, 2006, (University)
  • INTERNATIONAL LITERACY ASSOCIATION, Member, 2006 to 2019, (International)
  • Qualitative Research Association Malaysia, Life Member, 2011, (National)
  • MALAYSIAN ASSOCIATION OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS, Member, 2016 to 2017, (National)
  • PERSATUAN BAHASA MODEN MALAYSIA (MALAYSIAN ASSOCIATION OF MODERN LANGUAGES), Committee Member, 2019, (National)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


  • Head of Department, English Language, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, 01/04/2020 to 15/04/2021
  • Coordinator of Online Distance Learning for Postgraduate Programme, Faculty, 18/01/2019 to 16/04/2021 (Untuk Program Ijazah Tinggi)
  • Disability Liaison Officer, University Malaya, 01/11/2018 to 08/09/2019
  • Ketua Penyelaras Kursus Teras dan Elektif Fakulti, Faculty, 21/07/2017 to 20/07/2018 (Untuk Sesi 2017/2018, Semester I dan Semester II )
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Penyelidikan FBL (dibawah urusan Pejabat Timbalan Dekan Penyelidikan dan Pembangunan), Faculty, 07/04/2017 to 06/04/2019 (Dibawah urusan Pejabat Timbalan Dekan Penyelidikan dan Pembangunan)
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Penyelidikan, Faculty, 01/07/2015 to 30/06/2017
  • Course coordinator (TTEA3112), Faculty, 30/03/2015 to 28/08/2015

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • T.E.S.L.
  • Computer-Mediated Discourse
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Applied Linguistics


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Book

2009
  • Kow Y.C K, et. al. 2009. Pengelakan dari Plagiarisme: Buku Panduan Pelajar Ijazah Dasar. Kuala Lumpur: Unviersiti Malaya. 
  • Karen Kow Yip Cheng, et. al. 2009. How to Avoid Plagiarism: A Handbook for Post-Graduate Students. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya. 
  • Kow Y. C. K. et. al. 2009. Dealing with Cases of Plagiarism amongst Students: A Handbook for Academic Staff. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya. 
Chapter in Book

2012
  • Ruth Ong Lok Tik. 2011. An Analysis of the Communicative Acts of Tour Guides at the Workplace: Implications for Teaching. In Zuraidah Mohd Don (Ed.), English in Multicultural Malaysia:Pedagogy and Applied Research, pp.121-144. K.L.:University of Malaya Press. 
Article in Academic Journals

2019
  • Teoh, M. L., Ansarian, L., Ong, L. T., Nair, A. B. (2019). The Effects of Problem-Based Language Learning on the Listening Comprehension Skills of Malaysian Undergraduate Students. AsiaTEFL, 16(3), 996-1004. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Nor Syamimi Iliani Che Hassan and Ong, L.T. (2019). Island Tourism Employees’ Perceived Importance and Challenges of English Communication. LSP International, 6(1), 39-53. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2018
  • Pillai, S. & Ong, L. T. (2018). English(es) in Malaysia. Asian Englishes, 20(2), 147-157. (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2009
  • Ong Lok Tik, Ruth & Pemberton, R. 2009. Enhancing Classroom Learning through Computer-Mediated Reflective Writing and Peer Feedback. Journal of Modern Languages: Special Issue. Vol 19:99-120 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2005
  • Ong Lok Tik. 2005. Analisis Lakuan Komunikatif Pemandu Pelancong Semasa Bertugas. Jurnal Bahasa, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. 5(4): 109-47. (ISI-Indexed)

2002
  • Ong Lok Tik. 2002. Into the World of Tourist Guides. ESP Malaysia 8(4):53-68. 
Technical Report

2007
  • Karen Kow Yip Cheng, et. al. 2007. Report on the Evaluation of Software for Plagiarism: Copyguard (submitted to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic & International Affairs) 
  • Karen Kow Yip Cheng, et. al. 2007. Report on the Plagiarism Seminar 7 Dec 2006 (submitted to the Deputy Vice- Chancellor of Academic and International Affairs) 
  • Karen Kow Yip Cheng, et. al. 2007. Handbook on Plagiarism: Report on Focus Groups (submitted to the Deputy Vice- Chancellor of Academic & International Affairs) 

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).


  • The Effects Of Problem-based Learning On Listening Proficiency Of Esl Learners In A Listening Course, Consultant, 2018 - 2019, RU Geran - ADEC, (National)
  • Online Communication of Young Malaysians in Weblogs, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2020, RU Geran - Fakulti Program, (National)
  • SNAPCHAT USE AMONG MALAYSIAN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, Co-Investigator, 2016 - 2018, GA21, (International)
  • Students Perception of the Use of Computer- Mediated Journaling as an Aid to Learning, Principal Investigator(PI), 2007 - 2008, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP), (University)
  • Projek Penyediaan Garis Panduan Kesalahan Plagiarisme Peringkat Universiti, Co-Investigator, 2006 - 2007, UM Management, (University)

CONSULTATION PROJECT/CONSULTANCY
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).


  • INTENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSE FOR INTERNATIONAL POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS, 2016-2016, Faculty of Islamic Studies
  • English for International Post-Graduate Students, 2007-2007, UMCCed
  • English Language Course for SMIDEC Officers, 2005-2005, Small & Medium Industries Development Corporation
  • Certificate in English Language Proficiency Course - (SKBI 6) Intermediate Level, 2005-2005, UMCCed
  • Intensive Course in English Language Proficiency for Postgraduate Students from China, 2005-2005, UMCCed
  • English Language Proficiency for Matriculation Maths & Science Lecturers (Kuantan), 2003-2003, Matriculation Section, Ministry of Education, Malaysia
  • Intensive English Course for Eco-Tour Guides, 2002-2002, Pahang State Tourism Board, Malaysia
  • Long Distance Learning Programme (Academy of Malay Studies) - ESP Course, 2002-2002, UMCCed
  • Translating Marketing Course Textbooks from Malay Language into English Language, 2001-2001, Open University, Malaysia (UNITEM)

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).


  • Letter of Appreciation, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya, 2018, (Ptj)
  • Khidmat Setia 20 Award, 2015
  • Excellence Service Award, University Malaya, 2007, (University)
  • Anugerah Emas Projek Penambahbaikan Universiti - Kesalahan Plagiarisme (Projek Kumpulan), University of Malaya, 2007, (University)
  • Anugerah Perak Ekspo Penyelidikan, Reka Cipta Dan Inovasi UM (Plagiarism), Universiti Malaya, 2006, (University)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).


PRESENTER
  • A Thick Description of the Language of Tour Guides in Malaysia, 2nd Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literature and Cultures: Envisioning Continuities and Possibilities (MICOLLAC 2001), 2001-04-17 to 2001-04-19, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia , (International)
  • Communication and Role-Relationship in the World of Tour Guides, 16th International Symposium on Theoretical & Applied Linguistics, 2003-04-11 to 2003-04-13, Department of Theoretical & Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, (University)
  • Close Encounters with Words, 5th Malaysia International Conference on English Language Teaching (MICELT 2004), 2004-05-10 to 2004-05-12, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, (International)
  • Using ICT in Vocabulary Acquisition A Fad or an Innovation?, 2nd International Conference on Language, Linguistics and the Real World, 2004-12-07 to 2004-12-09, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, (International)
  • An Analysis of the Communicative Acts of Tour Guides at the Workplace, SoLLs. INTEC 07 International Conference Language and Nationhood: Discourses Across Cultures & Disciplines, 2007-05-15 to 2007-05-17, School of Language Studies and Linguistics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, (International)
  • Peer-discourse in a closed computer-mediated environment, Universiti Malaya Conference on Discourse and Society 2008, 2008-08-14 to 2008-08-15, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya, (National)
  • Analysis of the discourse of a young Malaysian blogger, English and Asia: First International Conference 2008 on Language and Linguistics, 2008-11-24 to 2008-11-27, International Islamic University of Malaysia, (International)
  • Whither Pedagogy and Activism vis-a-vis Empire and English Studies In Malaysia? : A Blog Analysis , 3rd International Conference on Empire and English Studies: Pedagogy and Activism Now, 2009-12-11 to 2009-12-12, Department of English, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, (International)
  • THE EXPERIENCES OF TEACHING AND LEARNING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AMONG INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS, INTERNATIONAL TERTIARY EDUCATION, LANGUAGE & INNOVATION CONFERENCE (ITELIC) 2016, 2016-08-02 to 2016-08-03, CENTRE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LANGUAGE COMPETENCE (CALC), UPM, (International)
  • The Effects of Problem-Based Language Learning (PBLL) on Listening Comprehension of Malaysian Undergraduate Students, International Learning Improvement and Teaching Enhancement Conference (LITEC) 2019, 2019-04-23 to 2019-04-25, ADeC, University of Malaya, (International)
  • Can listening classes be made more interesting with technology? A problem-based language learning approach to teaching listening, GLoCALL 2019 CONFERENCE: GLOBALIZATION AND LOCALIZATION IN COMPUTER-ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING, 2019-08-08 to 2019-08-10, PacCALL and University of Foreign Language Studies, the University of Da Nang, Vietnam, (International)
EVENT ORGANISER
  • Organising Committee. No paper presentation., 5th Discourse and Society International Conference 2015 (UMDS 2015): Discourse and Identity in Asia, 2015-11-14 to 2015-11-16, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, (International)

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution To Society), (Level), (Start Date), (End Date).


  • Semakan Bahasa User Manual PrInTIS - Modul Research, (University), 18/12/2019 until 31/12/2019

SUPERVISION


POST GRADUATE STUDENT
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Completed
  • Master Degree, Yegnese Raja, THE USE OF AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS IN RECALLING PLOT AND CHARACTERS IN STEP BY WICKED STEP, 2016/2017
  • Master Degree, Parisa Nafissi Rad, INVESTIGATING MOTIVATION AND LANGUAGE PERFORMANCE IN ESL CLASSROOMS THROUGH THE USE OF TABLET APPLICATIONS, 2016/2017
  • Master Degree, Nik Nur Laila Binti Nik Mustapha, THE USE OF PERSONAL PRONOUNS AND THE OBSERVANCE OF GRICE'S PRINCIPLES IN POLITICAL INTERVIEWS, 2015/2016

Ongoing
  • Master Degree, Ong Si Juan, -, 2018/2019

Terminated
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Nor Syamimi Iliani Che Hassan, -, 2018/2019

TEACHING
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No of Student), (No of Contact Hours).


FIRST DEGREE
  • LANGUAGE IN GROUP INTERACTION, 2019/2020(1), 30, 6
  • EFFECTIVE LISTENING AND SPEAKING, 2019/2020(1), 15, 3
  • INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION, 2018/2019(2), 30, 6
  • EFFECTIVE LISTENING AND SPEAKING, 2018/2019(1), 20, 3
  • COMMUNICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT, 2018/2019(1), 18, 2
  • SPEAKING IN PUBLIC, 2018/2019(2), 31, 6
  • LANGUAGE IN GROUP INTERACTION, 2018/2019(1), 30, 6
  • SEMANTICS & PRAGMATICS, 2017/2018(2), 34, 4
  • METHODS OF LANGUAGE RESEARCH, 2017/2018(1), 50, 5
  • COMMUNICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT, 2017/2018(2), 48, 4
  • Effective Listening and Speaking, 2017/2018(1), 32, 1.5
  • Language in Group Interaction, 2017/2018(1), 14, 2
  • PEMIKIRAN KRITIS DAN KEMAHIRAN MENYELESAIKAN MASALAH, 2016/2017(2), 6, 2
  • INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION, 2016/2017(2), 36, 4
  • INTRODUCTION OF LINGUISTICS, 2014/2015(1), 30, 56
  • COMMUNICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT, 2014/2015(1), 18, 42
  • INTER CULTURAL COMMUNICATION, 2014/2015(2), 90, 70
  • COMMUNICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT, 2014/2015(2), 28, 84
  • INTER CULTURAL COMMUNICATION, 2013/2014(2), 28, 70
  • INTER CULTURAL COMMUNICATION, 2012/2013(1), 39, 84
  • LANGUAGE AND MEANING, 2011/2012(2), 6, 28
  • INTER CULTURAL COMMUNICATION, 2011/2012(2), 41, 56
  • INTRODUCTION TO SEMIOTICS, 2011/2012(2), 3, 28
  • VOCABULARY FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, 2007/2008(1), 23, 84
  • INTER CULTURAL COMMUNICATION, 2006/2007(2), 54, 42
  • SPEAKING ENGLISH WITH CONFIDENCE, 2005/2006(1), 22, 28
  • ENGLISH PROFICIENCY FOR TEACHERS III V.1, 2004/2005(1), 20, 84
  • ENGLISH PROFICIENCY FOR TEACHERS II V.1, 2003/2004(2), 27, 84
  • ENGLISH PROFICIENCY FOR TEACHERS I V.I, 2003/2004(1), 27, 84
  • ENGLISH PROFICIENCY FOR TEACHERS III V.1, 2003/2004(1), 27, 84
  • ENGLISH PROFICIENCY IV, 2002/2003(2), 36, 84
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY III, 2002/2003(1), 40, 84
  • ENGLISH PROFICIENCY FOR TEACHERS II, 2001/2002(2), 30, 84
  • ENGLISH PROFICIENCY FOR TEACHERS I, 2001/2002(1), 30, 84
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY III, 2001/2002(1), 20, 84
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY II, 2001/2002(2), 30, 84
  • BASIC ENGLISH, 2000/2001(3), 30, 28
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY I, 1997/1998(2), 25, 84
  • BASIC ENGLISH, 1996/1997(1), 54, 168
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY III, 1996/1997(1), 18, 84
  • ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES (EDUCATION), 1996/1997(2), 21, 84
  • ENGLISH PROFICEINCY V, 1996/1997(2), 18, 112
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE LITERATURE VI, 1995/1996(2), 20, 42
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY II, 1995/1996(2), 16, 84