Law Yew Fong
Mr. Law Yew Fong is a lecturer of the Centre for General Subjects and Languages, HELP College of Arts and Technology. He graduated with a B.A (Hons) in 2001 and a Master of Public Administration in 2002. His areas of specialization are in Malaysian history and politics. Mr. Law’s research interests are in the politics of Chinese schools and electoral system in Malaysia. Mr. Law started his teaching career with University Technology MARA (UiTM) from 2003 to 2005 and subsequently in various local private colleges. His main teaching subject is Malaysian Studies. He also teaches Comparative Religion, Islamic and Asian Civilization and supervises students’ Community Service projects.
Lilian Leong Swee Yoke (for English Literature)
Lilian Leong Swee Yoke graduated with an MA (English Literature) from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, in August 2010. Her dissertation entitled The Restoration Heroine: From Wycherley to Congreve focuses on the development of female characters from selected dramas written during the English Restoration (1660 – 1700). She also has a Bachelor degree in English Literature from the same university in 2003.
Before joining HELP College of Arts and Technology, she has worked in various educational institutions which include language centers, Senior Police Officers’ College and UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur. During her 5 years of employment with UCSI University, she has not only lectured in English and literature subjects but also initiated three stage productions and supervised research students in the areas of blog research and literature. Her areas of interest include language and literature, specifically drama.
Virginia González Albarrán (for Spanish)
Virginia González Albarrán holds two Master degrees in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and Studies of Spanish Language. She also has a Bachelor degree in Hispanic Languge and Literature from the University of Granada and Diploma in Teaching from the same university in Spain.
Virginia has been teaching Spanish language for more than 11 years in Great Britain, Greece, Spain, Singapore and Malaysia at the primary, secondary and higher education levels. She has published articles on intercultural and pedagogical aspects pertaining to teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.
Currently, Virginia teaches Spanish at HELP College of Arts and Technology under The Ministry Foreign Affairs of Spain Lecturer Programme and she collaborates with Instituto Cervantes as a Lecturer and an official DELE examiner. She also works as a co-author writing text books about Spanish Language and Literature for a renowned Spanish publishing house.
Yeoh Chien Yee (for Mandarin/Chinese)
Yeoh Chien Yee posseses an M.A. from the Graduate Institute of Musicology of National Taiwan University, with the thesis of “The Studies of Malaysian Chinese Art Songs: Analysis of Khaw Guan Liang’s Work”. Prior to this, she graduated with a degree in Music from University Science of Malaysia.
Besides music, Yeoh Chien Yee is also passionate in teaching Chinese language. In 2010, she obtained the Certificate of the First Malaysia Professional Training on Chinese Language Teaching and Teaching Materials, and Certificate of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language Programme.
She is currently working as a Chinese Mandarin Teacher at Tanarata International School, Inter-Culture Language School, and also appointed as Chinese Mandarin Oral Examiner of IGCSE.
Lim Eik Ming (for Italian)
Lim Eik Ming is an Italian lecturer who specializes in teaching Italian language. She has a Master in Didattica dell’italiano come L2 (Master in Teaching Italian as second language) from Università Degli Studi di Padova, Italy. She did a thesis on ‘Dalle difficoltà linguistiche, culturali e pedagogiche legate all’apprendimento dell’italiano come L2 di sinofoni, alla proposta di un percorso di accoglienza online per il progetto Marco Polo’(From the linguistic, cultural and pedagogical difficulties of Chinese students in learning Italian, to a proposal of an online course for Chinese students under the Marco Polo project).
Lim Eik Ming was the winner of a scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy for Italian lecturers and teachers. She was awarded the C2 certification of competency in Italian language corresponding to level of competency of mother tongue by PLIDA, a joint examination board of Società Dante Alighieri of Italy, Università La Sapienza of Rome, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy.