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 (Assoc. Professor Dr.) Shameem Rafik-Galea
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(Assoc. Professor Dr.) Shameem Rafik-Galea

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English, Malay

Areas of expertise:
Organizational Discourse, Language use and Language Choice / Multilingualism in the Workplace, Language for Specific Purposes- (Language of Tourism and Aviation English, Finance and Banking), Bilingualism / Multilingualism, ELT Materials Design and Development

Shameem Rafik-Galea is presently an Associate Professor with the Department of English Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication Universiti Putra Malaysia. She has been an English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL) instructor, an English language teacher (ELT) trainer, and an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) instructor.

She currently teaches Linguistics/Applied linguistic courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her research interests are in the area of Organizational Discourse, Language and Communication in the Workplace, Language for Specific Purposes and Bilingualism and Multilingualism.

Dr Rafik-Galea also has an interest in thinking and communication skills and ELT materials design and development. She is presently involved in a number of exciting research projects such as “ Management Communication Practices and Language Use in Agricultural Based and Agricultural Related Malaysian Multinational Corporations”; “Advancing a Critical Linguistic Discourse Theory on the Discourse of Malaysian Financial Market Analysis”, “ The language of Tourism in Malaysian Tourism Promotional Materials,” “ Language Use and Communication in the Malaysia Family Domain,” Communication Strategy Use in Foreign Language Learning Among Non-Native speakers of French, German, Spanish, Thai and Japanese,” and “Representation of Plurilingual Competence and Language Use Among Multilingual Learners”.

Presently she sits on the editorial board of several journals amongst them is the Journal of Professional Communication, The Pan–Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics Journal, PERTANIKA Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, and the Modern Language Journal (Malaysia). She is also one of the editors for the “Handbook of Business Communication” to be published by the University of Edinburgh Press.

1. Ambigapathy Pandian, Gitu Chakravarthy, Sarjit Kaur, Shameem Rafik-Galea, Salasiah Che Lah & Chong Larry, D. (2004) (Eds.). Perspectives on Computers in Language Learning. Universiti Sains Malaysia.

2. Shameem Rafik-Galea & Wong Bee Eng (2006). Vocabulary learning strategies among adult foreign language learners. In Wai Meng Chan, Kwee Nyet Chin & Tiima Suthiwan (eds.). Foreign Language Teaching in Asia and Beyond: Current Perspectives and Future Directions. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press. 145-190

3. Ahmad Daud Ibrahim and Shameem Rafik-Galea (2006). Back Channeling In Media Discourse : The Case of a Malaysian Talk Show. In Maya Khemlani David, Hafriza Burhanudeen & Ain Nadzimah Abdullah (eds.). The Power of Language and the Media. Frankfurt: Peter Lang .115-129

4. Shameem Rafik-Galea. (2005). Living in the Shadow. In Maley, A. & Mukundan, J. (Eds.). Asian Stories for Young Readers. Vol. 1. Pearson Malaysia: Selangor. 59-64.

5. Hadina Habil & Shameem Rafik-Galea. (2005) Communicating at the Workplace: Insights into Malaysian Electronic Business Discourse. In Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini &Maurizio Gotti(Eds.). Asian Business Discourse(s). Bern: Peter Lang. 121-143 (Refereed)

6. Wan Irham Wan Ishak, Shameem Rafik-Galea & Shafinah Md. Salleh (2004). Needs Analysis and Reading for Academic Purposes Materials. In Jayakaran Mukundan, Dzeelfa Zainal Abidin & Anealka Aziz Hussin (Eds.). ELT Matters 1: Issues in English Language Learning and Teaching. Serdang: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press. (Pp 261-269).

7. Shameem Rafik-Galea & Martin Cortazzi (2003). Learning by Experiencing: Effectuating Changes in EAP Materials Development. In Jayakaran Mukundan (ed.).Readings on ELT Material Serdang: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press. (Pp 1-20).

8. Shameem Rafik-Galea & Muhammad Kamarul Kabilan Abdullah. (2003). Thinking and Reasoning Skills in Media Comprehension. In Ambigapathy Pandian, Gitu Cakravarthy & Peter Kell (Eds.). New Literacies, New Practices and New Times. Serdang : Universiti Putra Malaysia Press. (Pp 194-203).

9. Shameem Rafik-Galea (2005). Discourse Awareness and Issues in EST Materials Design. IJELT Journal of English Language Teaching. Volume 1. No. 1. 91-111. ( Refereed)

10. Shameem Rafik-Galea. (2005). Visual Thinking Tools in Enhancing ESL Students’ Writing Ability. Journal of English Language and Literature Teaching. Volume 11. no. 2. 67-90. (Refereed)

11. Shameem Rafik-Galea (2004) Enhancing Writing Skills through Portfolios in English Language and Literature Teaching. Vol. 9 No 2.

12. Shameem Rafik-Galea & Jasvir Kaur (2004). Teaching Literature Through Mind Maps. The English Teacher. Vol XXXIII . 127-135

13. Shameem Rafik-Galea & Mohd. Salleh Hj. Hassan (2003). Bilingualism in Malaysian Corporate Communication. Studies in Foreign Language Education. No. 18. Pp. 91-112.

14. Hadina Habil & Shameem Rafik-Galea (2003). The Language of Electronic Mail (email) in Malaysian Organizations. Studies in Foreign Language Education. No. 18. Pp. 127-141.

15. Shameem Rafik -Galea & Premalatha K. Baskharan Nair. (2002). The Use of Gambits in the English Language Classroom. English language and Literature Teaching. Vol. 8 No 1. Pp 85 -102.

16. Shameem Rafik Khan. (1991). Motivating Students to Write: Strategies and Methods that Work. ON TESL Pp.64-76

17. Jasvir Kaur & Shameem Rafik-Galea (2004). A Strategic Tool for Enhancing Summary Writing. In Jayakaran Mukundan, Dzeelfa Zainal Abidin & Dulip Singh Ranjet Singh (Eds.). ELT Matters 2: Developments in English Language Learning and Teaching. Serdang: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press. (Pp 271-281).

18. . . Shameem Rafik-Galea and Siti Yasmin Mohd. Zain (2006). Communication Apprehension and Language Choice in Communicating. In Kamisah Ariffin, Mohd. Rozaidi Ismail, Ngo Kea Leang & Roslina Abdul Aziz (eds.). English in The Malaysian Context. Shah Alam. UITM UPENA Press

19. 8. Ahmad Daud Ibrahim and Shameem Rafik-Galea (2006). Back Chaneling in a Malaysian Television Talk Show. In Kamisah Ariffin, Mohd. Rozaidi Ismail, Ngo Kea Leang & Roslina Abdul Aziz (eds.). English in The Malaysian Context. Shah Alam. UITM UPENA Press

20. Sabariah Md. Rashid and Shameem Rafik–Galea. (2005).Designing Test Specifications for Assessing ESL writing skills in English for Academic Purposes. In Chan Swee Heng (Ed.), ELT Concerns in Assessment . Sasbadi Sdn.Bhd. : Petaling Jaya. 147- 167

*a full list of publications is available upon request.
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