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Cynthia Aling

Course Director - Diploma, Lecturer
MA TESOL (Bond), BEd (TESL) (Hons) (UNIMAS)

Faculty of Business, Design and Arts

Office No:+60 82 260 981
Room No: B205
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Cynthia graduated from University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) with Honours in Bachelor of Education, majoring in TESL. She then went on to graduate from Bond University in Queensland, Australia with a Master of Arts degree, majoring in TESOL. During her time there, she also tutored overseas students in English at the Bond University English Language Institute (BUELI) Australia.

Cynthia’s personal academic interests are in the areas of digital identity and social media. In particular, she is keen on research in the area of academic identity and social network. She is also interested with interdisciplinary research in the area of fan-studies and digital media.

Research Interests

Identity, academic identity, social networks, digital media

Professional Memberships

  • The Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (Asia TEFL)

  • Publications


  • Conference Proceedings: Aling, C.  (2016). A study on ESL and EFL students’ language anxiety in native speaking environment. Proceedings for 4th Global Summit on Education [GSE 2016], Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Conference Presentation: Aling, C. (2016). A study on ESL and EFL students’ language anxiety in native speaking environment. 4th Global Summit on Education [GSE], Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 15-16 March 2016.
  • Conference Presentation: Aling, C. (2017). Academic identity on social media: Who are you?. The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education by the Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities at The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 20 – 22 July 2017.