Ph.D. (Educational Linguistics), University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) (Pennsylvania, USA)
M.A. (Teaching English as a Second Language, TESL), University of the Pacific (California, USA)
B.A. (Economics and Statistics), University of Singapore
Diploma in Education (Institute of Education), University of Singapore
Mohamed Ismail Ahamad Shah is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, Languages and Psychology. He holds a PhD in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, USA, a Master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of the Pacific, California, USA and a BA in Economics and Statistics from the University of Singapore. Prior to joining SEGi University, he served as an English Language instructor at University Kebangsaan Malaysia from 1981-1983 and as an academic staff at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) from 1983 to 2017. He has taught, among others, Language Teaching Methodology and Practicum, Teaching English for Specific Purposes, Second Language Acquisition (SLA), and Psycholinguistics. He has also served as the Deputy Dean (Academic Affairs) at the Centre for Languages & Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) at the IIUM, Coordinator of Peer Observation and Teaching/Learning Unit and Coordinator of Research and Consultancy Unit. He has also received awards for research during the university’s Quality Day.
Second Language Acquisition (SLA), English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Psycholinguistics, Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language