Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia

Staff Profile

Elleen Yakob

English Language Teacher

Background

Background

Before joining NUMed last September, I taught English for secondary students in an International School in Johor Bharu. I enjoy motivating students to further improve their language skills through hands-on activities thus promoting student-centred learning. Prior to that, I was a Language Instructor teaching English to working adults from various departments within the resort that I was attached with. It has been a great experience teaching adults as they are self-motivated, flexible and are flamboyant.  Currently, I am teaching undergraduate students and is also involved in other tasks such as translations for MOSLER exams and student interviews.

Current role

  • Teaching English for MBBS students (Stage 1-5) 

  • Teaching BMS students, (Stage 1-2)

  • Teaching English for Foundation (English for Specific Purposes)

  • One-to-one English Language consultations

  • Translating for EJR and ESR students, in MOSLER Exams

Qualifications
B. Ed. (Hons.) in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL),
Minoring in Guidance and Counselling

Current ongoing studies:

Master in Education
(Management and Administration)

Previous Positions
1. English & EAL Teacher (KS3 and IGCSE)
2. English Language Instructor / Facilitator

Continuous Personal Development 

  • Train the Trainer (PROLUS certified)

  • Training Needs Analysis

  • Evaluating Trainings

  • Management Skills for new Executives

Teaching


Current Teaching or Roles/Involvement

  • Teaching English for MBBS students (Stage 1-5) 

  • Teaching BMS students, (Stage 1-2)

  • Teaching English for Foundation (English for Specific Purposes)

  • One-to-one English Language consultations

  • Translating for EJR and ESR students, in MOSLER Exams


Previous Teaching

  1. English Language Support, English Language Teacher (Secondary)
    and Year 9 Class Teacher
    Tenby Schools, Johor Bharu

     


     Work description:

  • To prepare lessons and teach KS3 English (Year 7-9), following the UK syllabus

  • Provide English language support to students from Years 7 to 9 mainly focusing on building up the basic grammar knowledge and speaking skills

  • Teach and prepare students taking English as a Second Language Exam, IGCSE

  • To manage the English and EAL departmental budget

  • Introduced different types of CCA’s such as Debate and Public Speaking Club

  • To monitor the overall well-being of Year 9 students, carry out Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) lessons and Community Learning Projects

     

     Achievements / Involvements

  • Contributed in the School Review  the EAL section and Student’s Behaviour

  • Assisted in marketing the Private and International School Fair

  • Committee member of the Parent Teacher Association

  • Set up the ESL room and the reading corner to house the EAL students

  • Organised and planned the Annual Book Week

  • Coordinated the Eisteddfod Food and Drinks Competition 2014


  1. Facilitator / Trainer
    Genting Centre of Excellence, Genting Highlands

     

    Work Description:

  • Taught and trained hotel employees based on Training Needs Analysis

  • Created and enhanced new and existing modules based on the ADDIE model

  • Carried out evaluation:

  • Level 1: Reaction Questionnaire

  • Level 2: Knowledge Assessment

  • Level 3: Application at workplace

  • Level 4: Return on Investment

  • Performed other admin duties such as nominations for courses, planned the annual training calendar and directory, set up previews for external courses, assisted with TNA and Gap Analysis for the various properties, update the T&D website for new courses and other news.

Classes conducted:

  • English course for Theme Park – less than 50 participants

  • Basic English course for Auxiliary Police – 150 participants

  • Elementary/Intermediate English course for Hotel staff– 100 participants

  • First Step to Hospitality Industry - < 1000 participants

    (Induction course for new staff)

 

Achievements / Involvement:

  • Created new courses – Theme Park English & Security English

  • Enhanced and revised the First Step to Hospitality program 

  • Committee member for SL1M Project (Skim Latihan 1 Malaysia)

  • Committee member for Genting’s CSR Project