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Cecilia Periera | Foundation Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Cecilia PerieraCecilia Periera began her career as a secondary teacher with the Malaysian Ministry of Education and subsequently went on to work as a Tutor at Universiti Sains Malaysia, teaching Linguistics and English as a Second Language.

Upon optional retirement, she then taught at a private medical university in Kuala Lumpur where she was able to put together her study interests in the teaching of ESP and cross-cultural communication.

In addition, Cecilia has organised English-language camps, facilitated medical health talks and trained adults in various corporate sectors on business communication and local language-school teachers and students on IELTS strategies and management.

Apart from teaching, Cecilia has also been involved with coordinating training programmes and fundraising events for a local NGO, Women of Will, and has done outreach work in Sri Lanka and Nepal.


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Speciality areas

English for academic purposes (EAP)
Study skills

Highest qualification and awarding body

MA in Linguistics, University of Sussex
M Phil in Applied Linguistics University of Sheffield

UoRM programmes taught/supervised

Academic Skills
International English
Foundation Language Plus
Pre-sessional English

Research interests

The teaching of vocabulary and vocabulary acquisition
Lexical discourse

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University of Reading Malaysia
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