Prof. Dr. Ranjit Singh Gill

Adjunct Lecturer – Faculty of Social Sciences


  • B.A. Hons. (English) – Universiti Malaya
  • Diploma in Education – Universiti Malaya
  • Diploma In Applied Linguistics (with Distinction) – SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (RELC), Singapore
  • Master’s in Education (TESL) – Universiti Malaya
  • D. (TESL) – Universiti Kebangsaan


Research Interest

  • English Language Teaching and Proficiency
  • Educational Research method – Quantitative methods

Teaching Interests

  • Teacher Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Pedagogy
Teaching and Industry Experience
  • English Language Teacher in Secondary Schools (1978 – 1982)
  • TESL Lecturer / Head of Unit / Head of Department in Teacher Training Institutions (1983 – 2010)
  • Associate Professor (MA Education & MA Educational Leadership and Management) University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (2017 – 2018)
Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Professor and Academic Director
    CAPE, University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM)
  • Professor and Deputy Dean (Faculty of Social Sciences)
    Quest International University, Perak
  • Associate Professor
    CAPE, University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM)
  • General Manager, Education Development Division
    LeapEd Services Sdn Bhd
  • Director
    English Language Teaching Centre, Ministry of Education
  • Director
    Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Sultan Abdul Halim, Sg. Petani
Committee Involvements
  • Member of the MoE’s English Language Standards and Quality Council (ELSQC) from 2018 – 2020
  • Peer Reviewer for the Asian Journal of English Language Teaching (AJELT), a publication of the Chinese University of Hong Kong 2009 – 2011
  • Peer Reviewer for The English Language Teacher, a publication of the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association 2011 – 2015
  • 2020 – Non-Cognitive Factors and Academic Achievement in the ‘Knowmadic’ World – Keynote Address at 2nd International Scholars Conference, Universiti Utara Malaysia (ISCUUM 2020) – 29 September 2020
  • 2020 – Developing Grit in Your Child – A Guide for Parents. Article in The Ipoh Echo, 6 Oct 2020
  • 2017 – Educational Research Methodology module for the OUM Masters in Education programme – Writer
  • 2015 – English Language Roadmap 2015-2025, Ministry of Education Malaysia – Writing Team Member
  • 2014 – English Language Education Transformation in Malaysia: Issues and Challenges; Plenary paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Teaching and Learning of the English Language in Asia; Langkawi
  • 2013 – Enhancing the Quality of English Language Teaching through Continuing Professional Development; Paper presented at the 29th ASEAN Teachers’ Convention; Kuala Lumpur
  • 2013 – Proficiency in English: a key to human resource development in ASEAN? Sharing Malaysia’s Experience with Large-scale Teacher Proficiency Up-skilling; Paper presented at the Global Conference on Educating the Next Generation of Workforce: ASEAN Perspectives on Innovation, Integration and English; Bangkok
  • 2013 – Cambridge Global Schools Forum; Represented MoE and shared the lessons and experiences from the Professional Up-skilling of Teachers (Pro-ELT) Programme; Cambridge UK
  • 2010 – Reading fluency: Doing it right and doing it well; article published in ESL Practitioner Volume 1, Journal of the English Language Teaching Centre


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