Dr. George Teoh Boon Sai

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Dr. George Teoh Boon Sai
Phone    : 04-6532275
Fax        : 04-6576000
Email     : georgeteoh@usm.my    
TESL, Linguistik, Psikologi Pendidikan


Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (Educational Psychology) 2008, University of Cambridge United Kingdom
  • Master of Arts (Linguistics) 2000, Universiti Sains Malaysia 
  • B.A. (Hons.) 1995, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Sijil Perguruan Asas (TESL), Maktab Perguruan Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia (4.5.1981-31.3.1984).


Key Research Area: 

  • TESL 
  • Distance Education  
  • Health and Fitness


Selected Journal Articles:

  1. Teoh, G.B.S., Liau, A.W.L & Belaja, K., Five institutional reasons adult distance learners find it difficult to learn the English language via distance education, Malaysian Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2010, pp. 15-31 (16).
  2. Teoh, G.B.S., Liau. A.W.L., Emotional Intelligence of Distance Learners at the School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysian Journal of Distance Education, 2011, 33-48 (16)
  3. Belaja, K Teoh G.B.S & Liau, A.W.L., Effects of Lecturer's Transactional Presence towards Learners' Intrinsic Motivation in Learning English as a Second Language through Distance Education, Malaysian Journal of Distance Education, 2012, 14, pp. 77-97 (21).

Selected Book Chapters:

  1. See, C. M., Abdullah, M.N.L., Teoh, G.B.S., Yaacob, N.R.Y, 2011, Profiles of an Accelerated Programme for Excellence (APEX) University Community: Personality Traits and Psychosocial Behaviour, Beru Publication Research Unit(UPPA) School of Educational Studies, Beru Publication Basic Education Research Unit(UPPA).
  2. Teoh, G.B.S., Liau, A.W.L., & Bayanuddin, N.A., Health Awareness at the Workplace: A Staff Fitness Programme at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Selected Issues On Health and Environment, Penerbit Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Perak, 2013, 55-67 (13)
  3. Liau, K.F.A., Liau, A.W.L., Teoh, G.B.S. & Liau, T.L.M., 2001, “Emotional Literacy: A Conceptualisation Based On The Pedagogy Of Multiliteracies”, Common Ground Publishing, pp. 145-159. (15)- in Literacy Matters: Issues for New Times, Mary Kalantzis & Ambigapathy Pandian (Eds. ), 2001, Victoria, Australia : Common Ground Publishing.


  • JUE 100 Preparatory English (for academic year 2015/2016)
  • JUJ 103 Pendidikan Jarak Jauh dan Literasi Komputer (for academic year 2015/2016)



  1. Agelyia Murugan - Effectiveness of the Proposed Mobile Learning Application in Improving Students' English Proficiency Skills: A case study at University Teknologi Mara Pulau Pinang English Language classes (In Progress). (Main Supervisor)
  2. Amalorpavamary A/P Vairappan -  Using KCE Questioning Model in Eliciting Critical Responses the Literature Classroom (Graduated 2015). (Main Supervisor)


  • Wen  Zinan - Investigating EFL Students’ Perceptions of ICT-based teaching and their Achievement in College English Course in Hebei University (Graduated 2012). (Main Supervisor)


  • Reviewer, Malaysian Journal of Distance Education
  • Reviewer, The Malaysian Journal of ELT Research