(MAAL APC 2022)

The Role of Languages in the Pursuit of Global Sustainability

10 – 11 AUGUST 2022, Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA

Subcommittees of the
Programme Book

Dr Nadya Supian

Nadya Supian is Assistant Professor with the Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Creative Industries and Chair of the Centre for Modern Languages & Literature. She is also the Head of the Training and Consultancy sub-committee of the Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics.

Dr Khairil Azwar Razali

Khairil Azwar Razali is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Languages & Management, International Islamic University Malaysia. He is a Lifetime Member of MAAL. His research interests include Teaching ESL, Language Assessment, ESP and Sociolinguistics.

Dr Farrah Diebaa Rashid Ali

Dr Farrah Diebaa Rashid Ali is an assistant professor at the Kulliyyah of Languages and Management, International Islamic University Malaysia. She is interested in Conceptual Metaphor and is currently working on identities in political discourse. Her research works have been published by both local and international publishers. She can be contacted at
HP no: 012-504 5181

Hooi Chee Mei

Hooi Chee Mei is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Modern Languages in Faculty of Creative Industries, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. Her area of interest is in Applied Linguistics, specifically in syntax.

Raphael Thoo Yi Xian

Raphael Thoo Yi Xian is a lecturer at the Department of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. Currently pursuing a PhD in English Language, his research interests include critical discourse and literary analysis.


Jeevamalar has been an educator for more than 15 years. She teaches Graphic Design and Advertising subjects. Her research area of interest is project based learning, creative teaching and creative and critical thinking. Her stress therapy activities are cooking, gardening, reading novels by foreign authors and watching crime documentaries.

Suhaila Ahmad Zaki

Suhaila Ahmad Zaki is a Lecturer in the Department of Multimedia & Digital Animation. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Malaysia. Since 2009, she has been involved with studies related to visual communication related cultural and heritage preservation in Malaysia’s photography views. Throughout working with UTAR, Suhaila has been encouraged by university to pursue higher level studies from masters to doctor philosophy program.

Asha M Vanugopal

Asha M Vanugopal is working as a lecturer for the Department of Modern Languages, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Malaysia since 2012. She is a member of MAAL.. Her research interests are Educational Psychology, Teaching English as a Second Language and Professional Development.