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Isarji Bin Hj. Sarudin

Academic Qualification

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York/ University at Buffalo, NY
  • Teaching English as a Second Language - Masters Degree, Saint Michael's College, VT
  • English Language - Bachelor Degree, Western Kentucky University

Isarji Bin Hj. Sarudin (Prof. Dr.)

Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

CENTRE FOR LANGUAGES AND PRE-UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT


isarji@iium.edu.my
4939


Expert Profile


Professor Isarji Hj. Sarudin joined the IIUM in 1986 and earned his Ph.D from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1996. Prof. Isarji was Dean of the Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) from 1998 to 2008. He established the Institute for Language Advancement (IfLA) and IfLA/Al-Bukhari Foundation Programme in 2003. In 2009, he was invited as a visiting scholar by La Trobe University, Australia.
He was Head of Research from 2011 to 2014 and currently, he is the Director, Centre for Professional Development (CPD). He started teaching English at the Centre for Languages in 1986. Currently, he teaches Curriculum Design and Research Methodology at the Kulliyyah of Human Sciences and Kulliyyah of Languages and Management. As part of his research activities, Prof. Isarji presents and publishes regularly. He has co-edited several books including Research Insights in English Teaching and Learning (2011,) and Language Studies in the Muslim World (2011), and has contributed journal articles and chapters in various volumes.
He is also involved in contract research with numerous agencies including Education Performance and Delivery Unit, Educational Planning and Research Division, Institut Penilaian Negara, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, National Key Result Area and University Kuala Lumpur. As an active Panel Member of Malaysian Qualification Agency, Prof. Isarji has audited more than 15 English language programmes at Malaysian public and private institutions of higher learning. He has designed and evaluated more than 20 English language programmes and conducted more than 25 training programmes in Outcome-based Education (OBE).
Prof Isarji received the best paper award in 2014 and 2011 and best research award at Kulliyyah level in 2007 and 2008. Prof. Isarji is also the Project Leader of an award winning Proficiency in Enterprise Communication (PEC), an internet-based English language test for employment purposes. PEC has won 4 gold medals in Invention, Innovation, and Design Expo 2013, International Invention, Innovation, Technology Exhibition 2013, Innovation, Invention, and Design in E-Learning 2013, and Invention and Innovation Award of Malaysian Technology Expo 2015. Furthermore, PEC has won four special awards; particularly, Bank Islam Diamond Award 2013, IIUM Commercial Potential Award 2014, Malaysian Technology Expo Best Award 2015, and finalist for National Innovation Award (Anugerah Inovasi Negara - AIN 2015), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation in 2015.


Area of Specialisation


  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Linguistics and Literature ~ Applied Linguistics - Curriculum Design, Program Evaluation, Language Planning and TESL


Professional Membership


  • 2011 - 2014: Member of Profesional Body / Association, IATEFL
  • 2011 - 2014: Member of Profesional Body / Association, Malaysian Qualifications Agency
  • 2012 - 2014: Member of Profesional Body / Association, International Islamic College
  • 2012 - 2014: Member of Profesional Body / Association, International Islamic College


Teaching Responsibilities


(PEAS I)PRE-SESS.ENG.FOR ARABIC EXEMPTED I 1994/1995
ADVANCED ARABIC I 2000/2001
ADVANCED ENGLISH FOR HUMAN SCIENCES 1995/1996
CORE COMPETENCE LOWER 1996/1997
CORE COMPETENCE LOWER (CCL) 1997/1998 2001/2002 2000/2001 1998/1999 1999/2000
CORE COMPETENCE LOWER INTENSIVE (1ST HALF) 2000/2001
CORE COMPETENCE LOWER INTENSIVE (2ND HALF) 2000/2001
COURSE AND SYLLABUS DESIGN 2013/2014 2015/2016 2014/2015
COURSE DESIGN & MATERIAL EVALUATION 2003/2004 2010/2011 2004/2005 2007/2008 2001/2002 2002/2003 2009/2010 2006/2007 2005/2006
COURSE DESIGN & MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT 2012/2013 2014/2015 2017/2018 2018/2019 2013/2014 2016/2017 2019/2020 2015/2016
COURSE DESIGN AND MATERIAL EVALUATION 2011/2012
DISCOURSE ANALYSIS FOR ELT 2009/2010
EFFECTIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING 1995/1996
ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC WRITING (EAW) 2010/2011
ENGLISH FOR OCCUPATIONAL PURPOSES (ICT) 2010/2011
LANGUAGE FOR OCCUPATIONAL PURPOSES-ENM 2010/2011 2009/2010 2011/2012
PRE-CORE COMPETENCE (PCC) 1997/1998
REMEDIAL PSES ENGLISH FOR POSTGRADUATE 1995/1996
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2011/2012
RESEARCH PAPER 1 2018/2019
RESEARCH PAPER 2 2018/2019
SFC: LISTENING SKILLS FOR ARABIC-EXEMPTED 1996/1997
SFC: READING SKILLS FOR ARABIC- EXEMPTED 1996/1997
SPECIAL ENGLISH FOR ARABIC MAJOR II 1994/1995
SYLLABUS DESIGN AND MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT 2020/2021
SYLLABUS DESIGN AND MATERIALS PREPARATION FOR TESL 2007/2008 2005/2006


Research Projects


Completed
2015 - 2015 Kajian Pertimbangan Dasar 60:40 (60:40 Policy Review)Di Bawah Inisiatif PPM#49 Pengukuhan STEM
2015 - 2018 Profiling Students? Productive Vocabulary Against the Vocabulary Word List
2015 - 2018 Integrating Multicultural Perspectives in Teaching and Learning
2014 - 2015 Comparison Study on the Quality of Preschools in Malaysia
2014 - 2017 Positioning the English Language Curriculum Within the Internationl Language of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
2013 - 2013 LAPORAN PETUNJUK SAINS, TEKNOLOGI DAN INOVASI (STI) 2013
2011 - 2012 Kajian dan Pembinaan Instrumen Persetaraan Kriteria untuk Menilai Kualiti Pendidikan Prasekolah di Malaysia
2010 - 2011 Vocational English Test for International Communication (VET): A Study of Existing Standards and Industrial Needs
2008 - 2012 A Study of Cultural Sensitivity and English Language Teaching Materials of Muslim Learners and Teachers.
2008 - 2012 Developing a Framework for Evaluating English for Specific Purposes Programme
2008 - 2011 Faculty Assessment Competency: An IIUM Study
2005 - 2008 An Investigation of the Performance of the IIUM Teaching Staff in IELTS & An Investigation into the Comparability of the English Placement Test (EPT) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- 2009 Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)
- 2014 Kajian Unjuran Pelajar Akademik INSPEN
On-Going
2018 - Present ALIGNING THE IIUM ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST STANDARDS TO THE COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE AND THE IELTS: EVIDENCE OF INTERNAL, PROCEDURAL AND EXTERNAL VALIDITY
2014 - Present Workplace Oral Communication Needs of Financial Services Employees
2008 - Present An Investigation of the Compatibility of the Policies and Practices of English for Specific Purposes Programs at Malaysian Public Universities and the Demands of the Industries for Graduates With Communicative Skills.
2007 - Present Testing and Assesment in Higher Education Research Unit (TASHE)


Publications


Article

2019 Program IPT punca pengangguran?. Utusan Malaysia, UIAM Berhujah () pp. 14
2018 Gender, metacognition, and vocabulary learning strategies of Malay ESL learners. Advanced Science Letters, 24 (11) pp. 7988-7991
2017 English language proficiency and initiatives of Malaysian universities. English Language Proficiency and Initiatives of Malaysian Universities, 12 (1) pp. 1-4
2017 The assessment of writing within the CEFR scale : A Malaysian context. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (5) pp. 4944-4947
2016 The Relationship between Vocabulary Size and Reading Comprehension of ESL Learners . English Language Teaching, 9 (2) pp. 116-123
2013 Effects of metacognitive listening strategy training on listening comprehension and strategy use of ESL learners. World Applied Sciences Journal, 21 ((Special Issue of Studies in Language Teaching and Learning) pp. 57-66
2013 Intensive English Language Programme: A Needs Assessment. World Applied Sciences Journal , 21 (2) pp.
2013 Measuring the vocabulary size of Muslim pre-university students. World Applied Sciences Journal, 21 (Special Issue 4) pp. 44-49
2013 Needs assessment of workplace English and Malaysian graduates’ english language competency. World Applied Sciences Journal , 21 () pp. 88-94
2013 Oral presentation errors of Malaysian students in an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Course. World Applied Sciences Journal, 21 ((Special Issue of Studies in Language Teaching and Learning) pp. 19-27
2013 Stakeholders’ Perceptions of an English for Occupational Purposes Course. World Applied Sciences Journal, 21 (Sp iss) pp. 73-87
2011 Critical thinking dispositions of new intake engineering technology students . International Journal of Business and Technoprenuership, 1 (1) pp. 89-92
2009 Motivation to learn a foreign language in Malaysia. GEMA Online Journal of Language Studies, 9 (2) pp. 73-87
Conference or Workshop Item

2019 EPT and the CEFR: are they aligned?. In: 3rd International Language and Tourism Conference 2019 (ILTC 2019),
2019 EPT and the CEFR: are they aligned?. In: 3rd International Language and Tourism Conference 2019 (ILTC 2019),
2018 A systematic approach for developing course learning outcomes to fulfill accreditation requirements in Malaysia. In: 7th World Engineering Education Forum 2017,
2018 Alignment To CEFR And IELTS: The CELPAD IIUM Initiative. In: 6th British Council New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference: Standards in Learning Systems 2018,
2017 Integrating Islamisation and virtue in iCGPA at IIUM. In: Integrated Cumulative Grade Point Average (iCGPA) International Conference 2017,
2015 The role of vocabulary in reading comprehension. In: The Asian Conference for Language Learning 2015 (ACLL 2015),
2014 Measuring the vocabulary size of IIUM pre-sessional students . In: International Research Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE 2014) ,
2014 Oral communication needs in the ICT industry. In: 3rd International Conference: Issues in Language Teaching and Learning amongst non-Native Speakers (ILANNS),
2013 An investigation of the relationship between metacognitive strategies and vocabulary size in an ESL environment. In: 2013 IEDRC Sydney Conferences,
2013 Oral communication skills in the financial services and telecommunication, technology, and media industries. In: 2013 IEDRC Sydney Conferences,
2009 A comparative analysis of Engineering students' problems in speaking and writing. In: International Conference on Teaching and Learning,
2009 Islamic cultural considerations in the selection and use of ESL materials in the language classroom). In: 7th World Conference on Muslim Education, ,
Book

2020 Emergency Remote Teaching and Learning. Centre for Professional Development (CPD), International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN:
2013 Student workbook : proficiency in enterprise communication. Prestariang Systems Sdn Bhd, ISBN: 978-967-10423-8-0
2011 Language studies in the Muslim world. IIUM Press, IIUM, ISBN: 9789670225234
2011 Research insights in English teaching and learning . IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-028-7
Book Section

2020 Office of Deputy Rector of Academic and Industrial Linkages. In: Centre for Professional Development (CPD), International Islamic University Malaysia., ISBN: , pp. 6-7
2019 Accelerating academic innovation for quality teaching and learning. In: IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-491-035-8, pp. 181-191
2019 Accelerating academic innovation for quality teaching and learning. In: IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-491-035-8, pp. 181-191
2013 Islamic cultural considerations in the selection and use of ESL materials in the language classroom. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674182878, pp. 34-48
2011 Communication anxiety among pre-university students. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-028-7, pp. 23-35
2011 English language competency for employment purposes: meeting the needs of the industry. In: IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-0225-23-4, pp. 179-208
2011 Inculcating Islamic values in teaching western short stories to Muslim learners. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225234, pp. 83-111
2011 Responses to extensive reading: a survey of ESL learners. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-028-7, pp. 71-87
2011 The effects of oral communication strategy training on ESL learners’ oral proficiency. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-028-7, pp. 49-68
2008 The English language proficiency of Malaysian Public University students . In: MOHE, ISBN: , pp. 40-65