PELLTA is a professional non-profit and non-governmental organisation based in Penang, Malaysia. Membership is open to all who are interested in the teaching and learning of the English language. Through our workshops and biennial ELT conference, we strive to provide opportunities for the sharing of expertise and experiences among teachers and non-teachers alike.



This workshop was conducted by Dr. Crayton Walker on 3 September 2016. It was an engaging and interesting session on how to teach vocabulary more effectively. Employing semantic maps/networks, the participants were guided through a series of activities on the semantic relationships between words and by the end of the workshop, they have gained invaluable tips on how to present, record and help their learners to remember new vocabulary.  Dr. Crayton is the Director of the Distance MA TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programmes run by the University of Birmingham.


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PELLTA's February workshop was conducted by Pearl Nistche from Austria. The workshop was held on 26 February 2016 , PenangIt was a highly practical and experiential workshop designed to help teachers engage their learners by employing strategies related to their learning styles. Participants had a fun time and took home ideas they can easily adapt to suit their learners.    

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PELLTA embarked on a 3-month English language project with Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia (PENYAYANG) for primary school children in Kepala Batas, Penang. The main aim of the project was to inculcate the love for learning English through fun activities. These sessions were conducted by the PELLTA committee and volunteers from among members.
Complimentary TESOL Memberships 2016
Since 2006, PELLTA has been an affiliate of an international professional organisation, TESOL International Association in the United States. With this affiliation, we hope to be able to collaborate with our counterparts in TESOL and bring in more TESOL experts to share their experiences and knowledge with PELLTA members. More info on TESOL International Association is available at http://www.tesol.org.

For payment of our annual affiliate dues to TESOL, PELLTA receives 7 complimentary TESOL memberships and these memberships are awarded to deserving PELLTA members based on their active contribution to PELLTA and workshop attendance for the previous year.

The complimentary TESOL memberships for 2016 are awarded to :
1. Baratithasan a/l Narayanasamy
2. Choong See Yoong
3. K. Manimaran a/l K. Kanayesan
4. Kam Lay Khuan
5. Lean Sean Hoay
6. Mohanesvary d/o Krishnamoorthy
7. Leong Mi-Chelle

“Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning ” ~ Robert John Meehan ~