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

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 UoRM as a Foundation Lecturer. He has trained students in numerous IELTS, TOEFL 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 a number of local students for drama and language camps, facilitated a mental health talk, trained young adults for public speaking and trained local language-school teachers on classroom management.

A member of MELTA and BALEAP, Ridhwan holds a Master of Applied Linguistics from Universiti Putra Malaysia.


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Speciality areas

EAP, ESL, and teacher training

Highest qualification and awarding body


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

Abdullah, M. R. (2016). 'Running'. In Williams, Baharudin, N. S., Mohd Azhar, N. I. S., Rao, T. S., & Isa, N. (Eds.), Dawn of a new sky. Malaysia: Taylor's University

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. (2015). 'The third eye.' In Williams, Baharudin, N. S., Mohd Azhar, N. I. S, Pang, P. Y., Rao, T. S., Isa, N., & Khalid, C. S. (Eds.), As life found me (pp. 17-21). Malaysia: Taylor's University

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

Abdullah, M. R. (2014). 'Aminah.' In Williams, S., Ponniah, L. S., Rao, T. S., Baharudin, N. S., Pang, P. Y., Isa, N., & Abdullah, M. R. (Eds.), Almost home (pp. 50-53). Malaysia: Taylor's University


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