DR. ONG LOK TIK
|Department of English Language|
|Faculty of Languages & Linguistics|
|Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
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.