Dr. George Teoh Boon Sai

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Dr. George Teoh Boon Sai
Telefon  : 04-6532275
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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.) (Arts), 1995, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Sijil Perguruan Asas (TESL), (4.5.1981-31.3.1984).  Maktab Perguruan Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia


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.
  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, 77 - 97.
  4. Teoh, G. B. S. & Liau, A. W. L 2016, Which Aspects of The English Language Do Distance Learners Find Difficult?, Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education
  5. Teoh, G. B. S. & Liau, A. W. L, 2021, Emotional Intelligence in Distance Learning: A case study of English as a second language via distance learning, Journal of Language and Education, 7: 88 - 102

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.
  4. Teoh, G. B. S. 2014, Bersenam Demi Kelestarian Diri Anda, in Gaya Hidup Lestari, Penerbit USM (Universiti Sains Malaysia) 
  5. Liau, A. W. L. & G.B.S Teoh, 2021, Emotional Literacy, Lifelong Learning, and Global Citizenship Education for Adult Learners, in Global Citizenship for Adult Education: Advancing Critical Literacies for Equity and Social Justice, Routledge, 211- 220.


  • JUE 300 English II Preparatory English (for the academic year 2021/2022)
  • JUE 402 Writing for Professional Purposes (for the academic year 2021/2022)



  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)


  • Anugerah Sanjung Budi 2020, USM
  • Pingat Perkhidmatan Cemerlang, Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi, Malaysia, 2017
  • Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, 2017
  • Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia, 2017
  • Best TESL Teacher Award, Maktab Perguruan Kuala Terengganu, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia, Malaysia, 1984
  • Pingat Perkhidmatan Baik, Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia (PPM), Negeri Kumpulan Latihian Kelanasisawa Malaysia, 2018
  • PPM WP Kuala Lumpur Centenary Commemorative Medal, Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, 2011
  • Best Paper Award: Effects of Lecturer's Transactional Presence Towards Learner's Intrinsic Motivation in Learning English as a Second Language Through Distance Education, School of Distance Education, USM, Malaysia, 2011
  • Keynote Speaker, Plenary Speaker: Getting Involved in Initiatives for Various Communities, Manila, Philippines, Polytechnic University of Philippines, ASEAN CONNECT: FORUM ON EXTENSION IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 2017
  • Discussant in International Seminar on Sustainable Health in Yokohama Japan, 2009
  • Examiner for Munirah Rosli, M. A Thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Characteristics of Mobile Learners in USM, 2014
  • Examiner for Esmail Dorri, Ph.D. Thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Analyzing Creativity in the Translations of Hafiz’s Selected Poems, 2017
  • Examiner for Haniza Binti Zakaria, Ph.D. Thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia, The Patterns of Literacy Response and Adsorption Based on Emotional Intelligence Among Undergraduates: A Case Study, 2011
  • Reviewer, Malaysian Journal of Distance Education
  • Reviewer, The Malaysian Journal of ELT Research
  • Reviewer, Sage Open, 2017


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School of Distance Education
Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia