Thursday, June 10, 2010

19th MELTA International Conference 2010: A Photo Essay

The opening ceremony was officiated by HRH Raja Zarith Sofiah, the Patron of MELTA. HRH gave a thought-provoking speech on the evolving learning paradigms of ELT. It was interesting to bump into some famous bloggers such as RockyBru and Nuraina Samad (I was too shy to say hello) who  graced the ceremony as well. Power to the bloggers :)

The esteemed Dr. Hyacinth Gaudart conducted an engaging workshop 'Learning Is Fun!'. I bought her book 'Lively Language Learning' and it is worth every cent. A must have for every teacher!
Dr. Sultan Al-Sharief  from UQU, Makkah, Saudia Arabia presented his paper on CALL Authoring Software. Definitely gained a few pointers on how to integrate CALL in ELT.
Presenting my paper "Utilising Web 2.0. technologies in teaching the new KBSM English Literature Component".
Alhamdulillah, the presentation turned out smoothly and I also received good feedbacks from the audience.
  Noor Azliza Zainal Abidin from Wawasan Open University gave an exciting demonstration on ways to integrate games in learning. It was indeed awe-inspiring and fueled my enthusiasm to explore the realm of interactive games in order to sustain my students' interest in learning.
I presented MY LIT PROJECT, my school-based action research for the Creative Teacher Showcase. I integrated the use of Web 2.0 tools in enhancing the teaching of the new cycle of the English Literature Component.
The displays. I've used Blogspot, Youtube, Flickr, Hot Potatoes, Zymic, Slideshare and Macromedia Dreamweaver & Firework to develop this e-learning project.

Alhamdulillah, I won 1st prize in the Creative Teacher Showcase. The success was even sweeter when the Sultanah Johor herself, HRH Raja Zarith Sofiah was there to give away the prizes. She was indeed pleased when she knew I'm from Johor and her words of encouragement are definitely the cure to all the difficulties I had to face (it's a looooong story)  in order to attend this conference. It was definitely worth it!
Attending this conference was the best investment I've ever made. I've gained new knowledge, sharpened my oratory skills, networked with optimistic language practitioners and rejuvenated my passion for learning & teaching.


Rahmah said...

well-done fadzleen!! proud of u! i was sure you were going to win the best teacher presenter too. maybe next time ya. well, another feather in your hat :)

Nor Fadzleen said...

TQ Kak Rahmah! In order to win that, I have to learn more from the previous Basil Wijayasuriya's winner *hint*hint* :D

Special K said...


This is Dr. Kabilan of USM. I am currently writing and editing a book on the use of Web 2.0 for teaching english. I would like to invite you to publish an article (something related to what you did in the poster session in MELTA) in my book. IF you are interested, please email me: Note: dont worry if you have not published before, me and my other two co-authors will help u along the way.