About Me

Name: ROHAYAH BINTI KAHAR
Tel. :017-841-2808/07-5531790
Address : Akademi Bahasa, Aras 2, Blok D05 , UTM 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor
email : rohayahkahar@utm.my / rohayakhar@gmail.com

Education :

 UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA  On-going : PhD (Language and Business Communication)

1998:  Master of Education (TESL)

UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA
1991: Post-Graduate Diploma in TESL
UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA
1990: Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.)
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA
1986: Diploma in Public Administration

Experience

August 2011 | Present – Senior Lecturer
April 2000 | July 2011 – Lecturer
July 1992 | March 2000 – Language Teacher
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA | 81310 JOHOR BAHRU, JOHOR
July 1991 | June 1992 – Lecturer
MARA COLLEGE, KUALA LUMPUR; CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE, JOHOR BAHRU

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

TEACHING
Diploma and Bachelor Levels
Proficiency Courses:
UHB 1012, UHB 1212, UHB, 1022, UHB 2032, UHB 2232, UHB 2422, UHB 1412, UHB 0322, UHB 3042, UHB 1122, UHB 1112, UHB 2042, UHB 2422, UHB 3012, UHB 3022
1. English Language I
2. English Language II
3. English Language III
4. English Language IV
5. English for Civil Engineering
6. Writing for Specific Purposes
7. Advanced English for Academic Communication
8. English for Academic Communication
9. English for Professional Communication
10. Business Communication
11. Effective Writing Skills
12. Professional Writing (for TESL students)
13. Effective Communication
14. Micro Teaching (for TESL students)
15. Communication Skills in English
16. Oral Communication
17. Principles of Communication
18. Fundamentals of Business Communication
19. English for Career Search
20. English for Workplace Communication
21. Oral Communication Skills (for TESL students)
22. Essentials of Business Communication
Organisations involved:
 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
 Universiti Tun Hussein Onn
 Kolej Tentera Laut, Lumut, Perak
 Kolej Tentera Darat, Ulu Tiram, Johor Bahru
 PSC Dockyard, Lumut, Perak

SUPERVISION
Undergraduate Project [Bachelor of Science (TESL)]
Title:
1. Spoken English Strategies Use of ESL Speakers. Lau Sing Hie & Rohayah Kahar, Pn. (2012).
2. Teachers’ Acceptance of KBSM English Form Four Syllabus. Eddy Mohd Sahlan & Rohayah Kahar, Pn. (2004).
3. Error Analysis On Online Journal Writing: A Case Study. Mazlia Binti Mahadi & Rohayah Kahar, Pn. (2003). 4. The Usage Of The Internet In Esl Learning Students’ Learning Styles. Nor Aziah Binti Husin & Rohayah Kahar, Pn. (2003).
5. Acquiring Oral Presentation Skills Via Online Learning: A Case Study. Nor Azlinda Binti Mahmood & Rohayah Kahar, Pn. (2002). 6. Teachers’ Perception On The Use Of E-mail In The Esl Classes: A Case Study. Nornazuha Binti Awang & Rohayah Kahar, Pn. (2001).
7. An Analysis On The Usage Of Code Switching Among engineering Students During Group Discussion. Nor Adila Binti Mohd Shariff &Rohayah Kahar, Pn. (2004).

 

TRAINING

TESL Teaching Practice)
Level: Bachelor of Science (TESL)
Number of Teacher Trainees : 17
Schools involved:
Johor Bahru area:
SMK Tmn Sutera, Johor Bahru
Kota Tinggi, Johor
1. SMKA Bandar Penawar
2. SMK Sains. Kota Tinggi,
3. SMK Adela, Kota Tinggi,
4. SMK Felda Air Tawar 2
5. SMK Bandar Mas
6. SMK Linggiu
7. SMK Tanjung Sedili
8. SMK Bandar Penawar
9. SMK Teknik Kota Tinggi
10. SMK Bandar
Pontian area:
1. SMK Seri Perhentian
2. SMK Kukup
3. SMK Pekan Nenas

For prospective graduates:
Program Degree++
How To Get Yourself Employed
Participants : Final Year FPPSM Students
Venue: Bistari 3, D06, FPPSM
For unemployed graduates:
Language Skills for Graduates
Participants: Unemployed Graduates from all over Malaysia
Venue: UTM
Conducted training for general public:
Communication Skills in English
Venue: Makmal Bahasa, UTM
Conducted in-house staff training for:
1. Course: IELTS-SLAB
Participants: UTM Lecturers
Date: April 2006,
Venue : Makmal Bahasa D05, FPPSM
2. Instructional English for Science and Technology.
Participants : Civil Engineering Lecturers
Date: January and 7-8 July 2005
Venue: Rumah Alumni UTM and Centre of Excellence (M46-248), Faculty of Civil Engineering, UTM, Johor Bahru
3. English for Security Guards
Participants : UTM Security Guards
Venue: Pejabat Unit Keselamatan
4. English Grammar
Partcipants: UTM Support Staff
Venue: : Makmal Bahasa, D05
5. English for Global Outreach Programme
Participants: UTM administrative staff
Date: 3-4 & 10-11July 2012
Venue: Traning Centre, UTM Johor Bahru

PUBLICATIONS
Articles
 Trusting the Social Media (2012). Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 66: 564-570.
 Persuasive elements in online direct response sales letters (2012). Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 66: 391-401.

Book Chapter
 Co-author of:
Training the Trainers: Addressing Challenges and Meeting Expectations (2009). In Sharimah Shamsuddin & Masputeriah Hamzah (Eds.),ESP In Action: The Malaysian Context, (pp. 21-32). Malaysia: Penerbit UTM Press.

Proceedings
1. “Communication Channels Among Academic Staff”. Abas Ghanbari & Rohayah Kahar. Presented at Language for Specific Purposes International Seminar: Interfacing Language with Other Realms, 9-10 April, 2008, Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
2. “Reading Strategies”. Zaidah Zainal & Rohayah Kahar. Presented at 5th
Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Culture. Petaling
Jaya, Selangor. Organized by UPM. 22-24 May, 2007.
3. “Autonomous Learning : A Comparison of The Web-Based Learning Modes.”
Seminar Kebangsaan Memperkasakan Sistem pendidikan. 19-21 Oktober 2003.
Hotel Puteri Pan Pacific Johor Bahru. Co-Writer & Presenter.
4. “Autonomous Learning : Its Effects On Learners Of Different Proficiency
Levels” presented at Bayview Beach Resort Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Organized by
UiTM. 22-24 Nov., 2004. Presenter & Co-writer.

Books:
Co-author of:
 Advanced Report Writing: From Research to Presentation (2007). 2nd ed. Malaysia: Pearson Education
 Writing for Specific Purposes (2005). Malaysia: Language Academy, UTM
 Advanced Report Writing (2005). 1st ed. Malaysia: Pearson Education
 English for Civil Engineering (2003). Malaysia: McGraw-Hill

PRESENTATION
5. “Trust Building Using Social Media.” Rohayah Kahar, Faizal Yamimi, Ghazali Bunari & Hadina Habil. Presented at Language for Specific Purposes International Seminar, 4-5 September, 2012, Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences, Kuala Lumpur.
6. “Globalisation and Business English as a Lingua Franca in Intercultural Business Communication”. Rohayah Kahar,Faizal Yamimi, Ghazali Bunari, Hadina Habil & Ahmad Shukri Mohd Nain. Presented at Language for Specific Purposes International Seminar, 4-5 September, 2012, Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences, Kuala Lumpur.
7. “Persuasive elements in online direct response sales letters”. Faizal Yamimi, Rohayah Kahar, Ghazali Bunari, Mohammad Hassan Zakaria, Hadina Habil. Presented at Language for Specific Purposes International Seminar, 4-5 September, 2012, Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences, Kuala Lumpur.
8. “Collaborative Publishing of Indie Fiction”. Ghazali Bunari, Rohayah Kahar, Faizal Yamimi. Presented at Language for Specific Purposes International Seminar, 4-5 September, 2012, Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences, Kuala Lumpur.
9. “Communication Channels Among Academic Staff”. Abas Ghanbari & Rohayah Kahar. Presented at Language for Specific Purposes International Seminar: Interfacing Language with Other Realms, 9-10 April, 2008, Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
10. “Leadership Storytelling”. Rohayah Kahar & Abas Ghanbari. Presented at Language for Specific Purposes International Seminar: Interfacing Language with Other Realms, 9-10 April, 2008, Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
11. “Reading Strategies”. Zaidah Zainal & Rohayah Kahar. Presented at 5th
Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Culture. Petaling
Jaya, Selangor. Organized by UPM. 22-24 May, 2007.
12. “Techniques to Enhance Poetry Writing” presented at Borneo Language Teaching
Conference, Hotel Promenade, Sabah Malaysia. Organized by UiTM. 9-11 June,
2005. Co-writer.
9. “The Relationship Between Perceived Job Insecurity and Psychological Health
Among the Employees of Financial Institutions : Some Cultural Considerations” presented at 2nd Asia Pacific Business Conference, Marriot Hotel, Putrajaya Malaysia. Organized by UiTM. 8-9 March, 2005. Co-writer.
10 .“Autonomous Learning : Its Effects On Learners Of Different Proficiency
Levels” presented at The Science and Art of Language in Teaching International Conference, Bayview Beach Resort Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Organized by UiTM, Perlis, 22-24 Nov., 2004. Presenter & Co-writer.
13. “Techniques to Implement Small Group Discussion for ESL Learners” presented
at ELT Southern Regional Seminar. UTM, Johor Bahru.” Co-writer & Presenter.
14. “Autonomous Learning : A Comparison of The Web-Based Learning Modes.”
Seminar Kebangsaan Memperkasakan Sistem pendidikan. 19-21 Oktober 2003.
Hotel Puteri Pan Pacific Johor Bahru. Co-Writer & Presenter.
15. “E-mail Writing as an Effective Learning Environment” presented at ELT Seminar , 1999, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Presenter & Main Writer.
16. Faizah Mohamad Nor and Rohayah Kahar (1996), “Developing Self Access Materials”, Paper presented at National Seminar on English Lang Teaching & Learning, organized by Universiti Utara Malaysia, 25-27 Nov 1996. Co-Writer & Presenter.

RESEARCH
 Persuasive Elements in Online Direct Response Promotional Websites.
RMC GUP. Duration: 1.4.2011 – 18.7.2012. Role: Member
 Adapting The Contents of the CALL Software to Meet the Needs of English for Specific Purposes for Management Students.
RMC Grant. Duration: 1994-1996. Role: Member
 The Effectiveness of Self-Acess Learning Materials at UTM.
RMC Grant. Duration: 1995-1997. Role: Member
UNIVERISTY CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
Facilitator for Language Camps from 1993-2006

OTHERS
Examiner for:
1. Peperiksaan Awam Institusi Pengajian Tinggi, Kementerian Pendidikan, Bahagian Matrikulasi, 2003-2007.
2. MUET, 2002.
Master of Ceremony for:
1. Language for Specific Purpose International Seminar Dinner, 2001
2. Language for Specific Purposes International Seminar Dinner, 2003
3. Language for Specific Purposes International Seminar, 2005
4. Science and Mathematics International Conference, 2006
5. FPPSM Undergraduates Employment Seminar, 2006

Chairperson for Parallel Sessions in:
1. Language for Specific Purposes Seminar, 1998
2. Language for Specific Purpose International Seminar, 2001
3. Language for Specific Purpose International Seminar, 2003
4. Language for Specific Purpose International Seminar, 2005
5. Language for Specific Purpose International Seminar, 2008
6. Language for Specific Purpose International Seminar, 2012

AWARD RECEIVED:
Award of Excellence 2007, Pearson Education Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

INTERESTS
 Business Communication, Social Media, Syllabus and Materials Design, Intercultural Business communication, TESL, CALL, BELF