Dr. Sedigheh Shakib Kotamjani, MA

Associate Professor

Department: Arts & Humanities

Office: 341, Avicenna Hall

Email: s.shakibkotamjani[at]akfauniversity.org


  • An associate professor at AKFA University
    AKFA University, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
    Feb 2022- current

  • English Senior Lecturer
    Erican College, Kuala Lumpur
    May 2019- January 2022

  • English senior Lecturer
    Victoria International College, Kuala Lumpur
    Sep2017-April 2019

  • Visiting postdoctoral fellow
    University Putra Malaysia Centre for The Advancement of Language Competence
    October 2018- 2020

  • English Instructor
    EMS Language Centre
    Sep 2015- Oct 2017

  • English Instructor
    Erican Language Centre
    January 2013- August 2015

  • English Lecturer
    Islamic Azad University
    January 2010- August 2012

  • English Instructor
    Public secondary schools in Iran
    Sep 2002- 2008


  • PhD in Teaching English as a Second Language
    University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
    Sep 2012-April 2017

  • Cambridge DELTA Module 2
    ITI Istanbul
    February 2019- March 2019

  • Master of Teaching English as a foreign language
    Azad University, South Branch, Tehran
    September 2007- May 2010

  • Bachelor of philosophy
    ImamSadegh University, Tehran, Iran
    September 1996- January 2000

Research Interests

  • Corpus Linguistics

  • Academic Writing

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Critical Thinking

  • Problem-Based Language Learning

  • Language Assessment

  • Computer-Based Language Learning

  • Multidisciplinary Research


  • Academic Writing

  • Academic Reading And Literacy

  • Linguistics

  • Language Assessment And Testing

  • Language Learning Acquisition Theories

  • ELT Methodology

  • TESL Practicum


  • ESP Of Computer Engineering And Power Engineering


  • Babashamsi, P. & Shakib Kotamjani, S. (2022). The Effect of Teaching Metacognitive Reading Strategies on the Critical skills of Undergraduate Students in Malaysia. Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature. Vol 11, issue 2.

  • Panah & S.Shakib (2021). Analysis of Mobile Apps for Learning Grammar through Mobile Assisted Language Learning Approach. Asian TESOL Journal. Vol. 1 No. doi.org/10.35307/asiantj. v1i1.2.

  • Shakib & Arshad Abd Samad (2020). Perceptions of ESL Students About Using Web-Concordancing and Language Reference Resources in Academic Writing. Journal of education and practice. Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 331-341. ISSN(e): 2312-4318. DOI: 10.18488/journal.73.2020.83.331.341.

  • Tajularipin Sulaiman & Sedigheh Shakib (2020). Lecturers’ Perceptions and Practices of Formative and Alternative Assessment in a Malaysian Public University. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research. Vol 19, No 5 (2020). https://doi.org/10.26803/ijlter.19.5.23.

  • Abdolreza Alami, Hamedi Mohd Adnan, Sedigheh Shakib Kotamjani (2019). Examining the Impact of Using Social Networks on Political Knowledge and Political Attitude by Iranian University Students: Jurnal Komunikasi: Malaysian Journal of Communication. Vol 35, No 3

  • Maryam Mahdinezhad, Hamidah Yusof, Norimah Rambeli, Sedigheh Shakib (2019). Transformational Leadership Style and Leaders’ Performance: The Moderator Role of Emotional Intelligence: International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2019, E-ISSN: 2226-6348.

  • Mehrnaz Fahimirad, Sedigheh Shakib Kotamjani, Maryam Mahdinezhad (2019). Integration and Development of Employability Skills into Malaysian Higher Education Context: Review of the Literature, International Journal of Higher Education. Vol. 8, No. 6

  • Sedigheh Shakib, Arshad Abd Samad, Mehrnaz Fahimirad (2018). International postgraduate perceptions of challenges in Academic Writing in Malaysian Public Universities, International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature. Vol. 7. No.7

  • Maryam Mahdinezhad, Mohammad Shah Hosseini, Sedigheh Shakib Kotamjani, Syed Ismail Syed Mohamad, Akbar Badpa (2019). The Role of Knowledge Management Human Capital Creation in Educational Organizations. International Journal of Management and Applied Science, ISSN: 2394-7926 Volume-5, Issue-1.

  • Mehrnaz Fahimirad, Sedigheh Shakib (2018). A review on application of artificial intelligence in teaching and learning in educational contexts. International journal of learning and development, Macrothink Institute. Vol. 8, No.4

  • Akbar Badpa, Juhana Salim, Jamaiah Yahaya, Sedigheh Shakib Kotamjani (2018). The Determinant Factors of KMS Usage Towards Organizational Performance in Oil and Gas Industry, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology. Vol.96, No.9

  • Maryam Mahdinezhad, Mohammad Shahhosseini, Sedigheh Shakib Kotamjani (2018). Emotional Intelligence and Job Performance: A Study among Malaysian Administrators, International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences. Vol. 7, No. 6.

  • Sedigheh Shakib, Ommehoney Fazel Razavi, Habsah Hussin (2017). Online Corpus Tools in Scholarly Writing: A case of EFL Postgraduate Student, English Language Teaching; Vol. 10, No. 9; 2017.

  • Maryam Mahdinezhad, Jamal Nordin Yunus, Sedigheh Shakib Kotamjani (2017). The Association of Leadership Styles and Administrators’ Performance, International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences. Vol. 7, No. 6.

  • Sedigheh Shakib Kotamjani, Habsah Hussin (2017), Perceptions and Challenges in Writing Academically: Iranian Postgraduate Students’ Perspectives, International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature. Vol. 3. No (4), 2017.

  • Mehrnaz Fahimirad, Khairuddin Idris, Sedigheh Shakib Kotamjani (2016). Instructional leadership and instructor development: A case study of Malaysia’s research universities, Geografia OnlineTM, Malaysian Journal of Society and Space 12 issue 10 (101 – 112) © 2016, ISSN 2180-2491.

  • Mehrnaz Fahimirad, Khairuddin Idris, Sedigheh Shakib Kotamjani (2016) Effective Academic Leadership of Learning and Teaching in Malaysian Higher Education, International Journal of Human Resource Studies ISSN 2162-3058 2016, Vol. 6, No. 4.

  • Saeideh Bolandifar, Nooreen Noordin, Parastoo Babashamsi, Nahid Shakib, Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Integrating Internet Technology in English Language Classes, Volume 4 (3), November 2013; 81-93, EISSN: 2289-2737 & ISSN: 2289-3245.

  • Hamed Barjasteh, Sedigheh Shakib, Reza Vaseghi. (2016) Effects of Critical Thinking Strategies: Seeking Self-Efficacy in Vocabulary Performance and Oral Proficiency in Lower-Intermediate Iranian Learners, Journal of Iranian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Research, 21-28 (2016).

  • Parastoo Babashamsi, Saeide Bolandifar, Sedigheh Shakib. (2013). Various Models for Reading Comprehension Process, International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature. Vol. 2 No. 6.

  • Reza Vaseghi, Hamed Barjesteh, Sedigheh Shakib (2013). Learning Style Preferences of Iranian EFL High School Students. International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature.

  • Sedigheh Shakib, Habsah Binti Hussin (2013), Emotional Intelligence and its contribution to language learning. Graduate Research seminar in education UPM.

  • Sedigheh Shakib Kotamjani. Ghasem Barani (2011) The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Language Proficiency of Iranian High School Students, Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences 30 (2011) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.10.311


  • The 3rd International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICELT 2013) Equatorial Hotel Melaka, from 18th to 20th November.

  • The 10th Malaysia International Conference on English Language Teaching (MICELT, 2014), 13th to 15th September 2014.

  • Graduate research in education seminar 2013, Faculty of Educational Studies, UPM, 1st December 2013.

  • 5th Annual conference CTELT 2011 Back to Basic, Dubai Men’s College, Dubai, UAE, November 24-25, 201.

  • 2nd world conference on psychology, counseling, and guidance. Turkey, 25-29, May 2011.

  • The 11t Malaysia International Conference on English Language Teaching (MICELT) 28 to 30th March 2016.

  • The 3rd international conference on Educational Research and Practice 2012, 25 & 26 August 2015, Everly Hotel, Malaysia.

  • The UniSZA international conference on English language, literature and teaching, 22-23rd March 2017, Primula Beach Hotel Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

  • The 4th international conference on Educational Research and Practice 2012, 26 & 27 July 2017, Everly Hotel, Malaysia.

  • As a Keynote Speaker at the international conference on Education and Technology 12-14 February 2018, University Negeri Padang, Indonesia.

  • The ASEAN ELT conference 2018, 15-17 March, Equatorial Hotel, Melaka, Malaysia.

Projects and Grants

  • Project Title: Using Web-Based Language Reference Tools to Solve Linguistic Problems in Academic Writing, Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia, Project No: 9430400, 2014-2016

  • Project Title: Analysing and Categorizing Rhetorical Function Phrases from Native-English Complied Corpus, Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia, Ongoing Project No:9590100, 2018-2021