Research and Development
The Research and Development Bureau at MELTA aims to initiate and conduct research that has relevance to current ELT concerns in Malaysia and create a greater awareness of issues in ELT theory and practice among MELTA members and the public.
Special Interest Groups
The overall aim of the MELTA Special Interest Groups (SIG) is to provide a platform for engagement of and access to viewpoints and ideas from Malaysia and around the world through an easily accessible online forum approach. Discussions in the online forum are moderated by SIG coordinators well-versed in specific areas of English Language Education. Apart from moderation and administration tasks, SIG coordinators may also organise SIG seminars.
The Special Projects Bureau aims to organise theme-based national level special projects and support the Malaysian government in implementing and evaluating policies related to English language education. These include rural community projects, National Colloquiums and National Competitions. The bureau also organises and runs MELTA’s social responsibility projects.
The Publications Bureau provides a platform for educators in the field of English Language Education to write and publish their work. The bureau is also responsible for overseeing the publication of the MELTA Annual and the association’s annual report.
The Journals Bureau manages the publication of MELTA’s two peer-reviewed journals, The English Teacher and the Malaysian Journal of ELT Research. Both journals are published online and accessible for free through MELTA’s website. They are indexed by the Malaysian Citation Centre, Ministry of Higher Education. The English Teacher is also indexed by the ASEAN Citation Centre while the Malaysian Journal of ELT Research has been included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index, Web of Science Core Collection.
The MELTA Chapters Bureau administers activities in different parts of the country so that MELTA members can meet and carry out activities according to their own local needs, thus ensuring the dissemination of current and state-of-the-art knowledge and expertise.
The Technologies Bureau aims to promote ELT at all levels, to provide the latest online information and news regarding ELT in Malaysia, and to provide references relating to technology matters in the ELT world.
The Training Bureau administers a range of top quality training programmes to Malaysian educators, learners and the corporate sector. Custom-based programmes are also designed to meet the various needs of clients. The committee also collaboratively conducts training with other professional bodies.