Our Language Instructor
Patricia Nambiar – Principal
- 40 years in education, training and management
- MA TESOL (Sunderland); MBA (Cranfield); BSc Hons (Manchester)
- RSA Cert TESOL; Certified Hospitality Educator; Certificate in Teaching Business English
Patricia Nambiar joined The Language House in March 2018 as its Principal. She is absolutely
committed to ensuring quality in education especially in language learning.
Patricia is personable and has successfully worked with and counselled people of different ages,
skills, professions and cultures in Malaysia and Hong Kong. She has also managed a distance learning
centre for a British charity, run the credit card finance operations of an Australian-based bank and
worked at Hong Kong’s largest vocational and professional education institution providing English
language training for adults from various industries.
Patricia is able to contextualize language learning in the workplace. She is competent at drawing
on learners’ experience and interest and engaging them to make learning relevant. She has also
considerable experience with developing learning resources and assessing progress in language learning.
Patricia believes in lifelong learning and is a big fan of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).
Since graduating in psychology from the University of Manchester some forty years ago, she has
successfully completed graduate courses in business administration as well as teaching of English
as a second language. She has a Cert TESOL and completed the rigorous Certified Hospitality Educator course.
Felicia’s Chong - Teacher
- 10 years Teaching Experience
- B.A Asian Studies, Victoria University, Wellington, NZ
- Specialises EFL / IELTS Prep/ Business English / General English Programme / Private classes
Felicia has been teaching at The Language House since 2008. From her experience in teaching a variety of
courses in English, she understands that every student has their own learning style and abilities. With
this in mind, she strives to meet her students’ learning needs and objectives. She has also been known to
employ some humour in her classes and her students can vouch that she’s actually funny!
She is happiest when her students are able to develop critical thinking and communication skills in English
from the activities which supplement her lessons. Aside from teaching, her interests also include but not
limited to food, books, music, and foreign languages.
Dahliana Abdul Latiff
- 12 years teaching experience
- B.H.SC. in English Language and Literature (Hons.), IIUM
- Specialises in General English Programme, Workplace English, Business English and Private English Lessons
Dahliana graduated from International Islamic University of Malaysia with a Bachelor’s
degree in English Language and Literature. Having had more than twelve years of experience in teaching, she is
skilled at handling learners with various abilities. She believes in the notion that each learner is unique so
they learn and thrive at their own pace. So it is her duty to listen, guide and motivate themselves to success.
She looks forward to continuing to have a positive impact on her students’ growth and to new discoveries.
She is also a fitness enthusiast with a love for cooking and reading.
- 16 Years Experience
- B. Ed TESL, Universiti Malaya
- Specialises in GEP and Private courses
Zalina has more than 16 years of experience teaching college students, adults and employees of
multi-nationals in multi-racial settings specialising in the areas of English Grammar, English Communication and Business English.
She has facilitated hundreds of participants and conducted more than a dozen of training programs
to employees in corporate sectors, government ministries and semi-government departments; enabling them to enhance
their personal and professional English spoken and written skills including Aero Precision Training Sdn. Bhd., Bank
Simpanan Nasional (BSN), Felcra Berhad, Colgate & Palmolive Berhad, Cyberview Sd. Bhd., National Audit Department,
NAZA Groups, Times Engineering Berhad, Human Resources Department, Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia (JAPEN), Keretapi Tanah
Melayu (KTM), Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Communication and
Multimedia, Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan, Public Service Department, and University Malaya.
Zalina’s strength comes through her ability to use her teaching experience to understand the
knowledge and skills of her participants. She designs and delivers her programmes in a way that motivate participants to
use new-learnt skills and change their attitude towards the English language.
- 15 years Teaching Experience
- B. Ed TESL (UM)
- M.A English Literature (UM)
- Specialises in General English Programme, Private courses, IELTS Prep Training and Holiday Programme
Adrian Lim Chee Kiang is fuelled by possibilities, creativity, and the right amount of intensity in
delivering meaningful lessons to international as well as local learners.
Having more than a decade of experience in education, Adrian has designed various English language
courses to meet different learners’ needs. He has also taught group and private classes in the General English
Programme, Business English, and IELTS preparatory course. Additionally, he has led holiday programmes for young learners
and conducted corporate training.
His ability to adapt to learners’ level and understand their needs allows him to create a
classroom environment that is inviting, motivating, and engaging. His interests in popular culture and English Literature
enable him to incorporate these elements effectively to expedite learning.
Loke Keen Sun
- 10 years teaching Experience
- B. Human Resource Development (UTM)
- CELTA (British Council KL)
- CTCSOL (Crestar, Singapore)
Loke is a dedicated teacher who has taught students from diverse backgrounds. He is committed to
creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating and encouraging to students.
Loke has been teaching English for more than a decade, including English for examination (IGCSE, and
Cambridge English Examination), intensive English, and business communication, to students of different age groups.
As a language enthusiast, he not only completed a challenging English language teaching course (CELTA),
but also an equivalent course in Chinese language teaching (CTCSOL). He believes a successful teacher is also a successful learner.