Academic Team - Mohd Ridhwan Abdullah, Pre-sessional English (PSE) Programme Lead / Foundation Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Academic Team

Mohd Ridhwan Abdullah | Head of Foundation, Study and Language Institute (FSLI)

Mohd Ridhwan AbdullahMohd Ridhwan Abdullah began his career teaching academic English, research writing, human communication, and English immersion programmes to local and international students before joining the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM). He has trained students and teachers in numerous IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and MUET preparatory courses and has been involved in several courses and training programmes on student-centred learning and e-learning.
In addition, he has worked with local students for language workshops and English language outreach programmes, trained young adults for public speaking, and trained local language-school teachers on classroom management.
At UoRM, Ridhwan leads the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) team. The EAP section of the University offers various programmes such as Pre-Sessional English, short courses, and Academic English modules.
Ridhwan’s current role is leading the Foundation, Study and Language Institute (FSLI), which offers International Foundation Programme, Pre-Sessional English Programme, and General Studies Programme (MPU). His role involves expanding the Institute and ensuring quality delivery in Malaysia.
A member of MELTA and BALEAP, Ridhwan holds a Master of Applied Linguistics.



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Speciality areas

EAP, ESL, and teacher training

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UoRM programmes taught/supervised

Pre-Sessional Programme (PSE), Academic English Programme (AEP), International English, Academic Skills

Research interests

EAP, ESL, discourse study, and semiotics

Current projects


Recent publications

Krishnan, S., & Abdullah, M. R. (2016). 'Partner in speak: Peer coaching and rating through online synchronous communication for ESL learners.' Springer

Krishnan, S., Williams, S. J., Abdullah, M. R., & Rodrigues, P. D. (2016). 'Because I'm happy: Investigating the effects of a social outreach project on happiness among ESL learners in a Malaysian private university.' 7th International Conference on University Learning and Teaching (InCULT 2014) Proceedings (pp. 841-858). doi:10.1007/978-981-287-664-5_66

Wong, S. Y., & Abdullah, M. R. (2015). 'The motivation design model and acceptance testing analysis of digital game-based learning (DGBL) software.' 2015 7th International Conference on Information Technology in Medicine and Education (ITME). doi:10.1109/itme.2015.127

Abdullah, M. R., & Krishnan, S. (2014). 'All for one: Using panel discussion to improve proficiency through group work.' Procedia  Social and Behavioural Sciences, 123, 225–231. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1418


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