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Postal Address:
Malay Languages & Cultures Department
National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University
Block 3, 3rd Storey
1 Nanyang Walk
Singapore 637616

Mdm Saripah Basir

Lecturer, Dr Mohd Aidil Subhan

Room 3-03-21
Asian Languages and Cultures NIE/NTU
Tel: +65 67903486

Lecturer, Mohamed Aidil Subhan joined the Malay Language Division of the Asian Languages & Cultures Academic Group in 2002 as a Teaching Fellow from Dunman Secondary School where he served as Subject Head (Malay).Previously, he was a Trainer at the Special Training Programme (STP) as one of its pioneer batch of academic staff from 1997-2002. He started his teaching career in 1990 after graduating from the Institute of Education winning the Public Spiritedness and Service to IE Award. He was then posted to Shuqun Primary School from 1990-1993 becoming its Discipline Master before leaving to do his Bachelor of Arts in Malay Language at the University of Malaya. He graduated in 1997 and was posted to Fajar Secondary School as its Malay Language Co-ordinator before leaving in July to join STP. While serving as Teaching Fellow, he finished his Masters in Arts in the field of Malay Stylistics and is currently a Lecturer in language planning and policy. Aidil is also the co-ordinator for In-Service Programmes and Practicum for trainee teachers.

Dr Aidil's research interests are in language planning and policy, curriculum and pedagogy, and stylistics. His Academic Exercise was on Communicative Language Teaching and he is now conducting in-service courses for the Ministry of Education as well as private and government-related agencies on communicative teaching approaches, co-operative learning techniques, differentiated learning instructions, Multiple Intelligences, task-based learning and storytelling approaches.

His MA thesis was on stylistics comparing short story writings of selected young writers from Malaysia and Singapore. He has conducted numerous workshops on creative writing, debating and oratorical skills for schools and Malay/Muslim organizations.

He has completed his PhD. on Bilingualism and Malay Language Planning. His current research looks into the 50-year history of bilingualism in Singapore since the All Party Report of 1956 and how it has had an impact on Malay language planning and policy. His research will also look into the future and chart the possible growth of  Malay language for the next 50 years.

The following are some of his publications:

  1. "Planning for Malay Language In Education: Lessons of History & Present Ecology" in Y.B. Liu, V. Vaish & S. Gopinathan (Eds.), Language, Capital and Culture: Critical Studies of Language in Education in Singapore. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.(2007)

  2. "Planning for Malay Language In Education: Lessons of History & Present Ecology." Proceedings for International Seminar on Malay Studies 2006. University of Malaya. Akademi Pengajian Melayu Publication Department.(2006)

  3. "Planning for Malay Language In Education: Lessons of History & Present Ecology". A technical report for Centre of Research In Pedagogy & Practice project CRP42/03MS. 32 pages.(2005)

  4. "50 years of Malay Language Planning in Singapore." Paper presented at Malay Language Council of Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei seminar at Lombok, Indonesia. (Februari 2005)

  5. "Literature-based Language Learning - an Integrated Approach in the Malay Language Classroom." Paper presented at the National Library Board and the Singapore Malay Literary Society Conference on Literature and Language in Education. (September 2005)


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