Journal Articles

  1. Lee, Su Kim. (1987).The use of freewriting in the teaching of writing. The English Teacher, Vol. XVI Dec. 1987, 99-103.
  2. Lee, Su Kim. (1987).Understanding reading strategies. On TESL 1987, Vol. I, 29-36.
  3. Lee, Su Kim. (1989).The reading strategies of ESL learners at a Malaysian university. The English Teacher, Vol. XVIII, September 1989, 80-95.
  4. Lee, Su Kim.(1991).Malaysian literature in English - the use of English by local writers of fiction. Journal of Language Teaching, Linguistics and Literature, Vol. I, 28-37.
  5. Lee, Su Kim. (1992). Journals: a process of discovery. Journal of Language Teaching, Linguistics and Literature, Vol. II, 105-113.
  6. Lee, Su Kim. (1994).Designing materials with local color and feel. Guidelines, Vol. 16, No. 2, 78 - 85.
  7. Lee, Su Kim. (1995). Creative games for the language class. English Teaching Forum, Vol.33, No.1, 35-36.
  8. Lee, Su Kim. (2003a) Multiple Identities in a Multicultural World: A Malaysian perspective. Journal of Language, Identity and Education, Vol. 2, No. 3, 137- 158.
  9. Lee, Su Kim. (2003b). Entrapment or Empowerment: ESL Profiles. Journal of Language Teaching, Linguistics and Literature, Vol. 8 ,28-39.
  10. Lee, Su Kim.(2003c). Exploring the relationship between language, culture and identity, GEMA Online Journal, Vol 3, No.2.
  11. Lee, Su Kim. 2004d. Colonial Imposition or Linguistic Empowerment? Voices from the Outer Circle. International Journal of the Humanities, Vol.2, 734-741.
  12. Lee Su Kim. 2008. Voices still in the Margins: The Need for Literature Texts by Non-Native Speakers of English for the Teaching of English. Educational Awakening: Journal of the Educational Sciences, Vol 5, No 1. Pg 1-14.
  13. Lee, Su Kim, 2008. The Peranakan Culture: Resurgence or Dissapearance? SARI, Vol. 26, 161-170.
  14. Lee Su Kim, Lee King Siong, Wong Fook Fei, Azizah Yaacob. 2010. The English Language and its impact on identities of multilingual Malaysian undergraduates. GEMA Online Journal, Vol 10 (1) Jan 2010. Pp. 87-10.
  15. Lee Su Kim, The Peranakan Associations of Malaysia and Singapore: History and Current Scenario. Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. 82. Part 2, No. 297 December 2009. Pp 167-177.


Book Chapters

  1. Lee, Su Kim. 1995. Two Straits Chinese women writers. In Alan L.McLeod (Ed.),Commonwealth and American Women's Discourse.New Dehli, India: Sterling Press.
  2. Lee, Su Kim. 1996. Farewell My Friend. In George Jacobs & Sundara Rajan (Eds.) Who is the Most Talkative of Them all? Stories for Language Teacher Educators. Singapore : Regional Language Centre.
  3. Lee, Su Kim. 2003. Exploring the relationship between language, culture and identity, GEMA Journal: Selected Readings.
  4. Lee, Su Kim. 2004a.Teaching Language Using Stories. In Shameem Rafik- Galea (Ed.) ELT Teaching Materials: Theory and Practice. Sasbadi Melta ELT Series, Sasbadi: Kuala Lumpur.
  5. Lee, Su Kim. 2004b.The Language Learner as a Complex Social Being : Perspectives from Second Language Acquisition. In Readings in TESL Vol. 2: Essays in Honour of Basil Wijasuriya. Sasbadi Melta Series, Sasbadi: Kuala Lumpur.
  6. Lee, Su Kim. 2004c. I Speak in My Mother Alien Tongue. In Jayakaran Mukundan, Dzeelfa Zainal Abidin and Dulip Singh. (Eds) ELT Matters 2: Developments in English Language Learning and Teaching. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press: Kuala Lumpur.
  7. Lee, Su Kim. 2005a. What Price English? Identity Constructions and Identity Conflicts in the Acquisition of English. In Lee Su Kim, Thang Siew Ming and Kesumawati A. Bakar Language and Nationhood: New Contexts, Ne w Realities. SOLLS UKM: Bangi.
  8. Lee, Su Kim. 2005b. IATEFL Selections: English A Double-edged Sword : Language Complexities in Multicultural Contexts. Symposium on English and Other Languages. IATEFL Cardiff Conference 2005 Selections. p. 41-43.
  9. Lee Su Kim. 2006a. Masking: Maneuvers of Skilled ESL Speakers in Postcolonial Societies. In Azirah Hashim and Norizah Hassan ( Eds.) English in South East Asia: Prospects, Perspectives and Possibilities. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press.
  10. Lee, Su Kim. 2006b. Adding Life to Language: Using the Five Senses. In Jayakaran Mukundan (Ed.) Creative Writing in EFL/ESL Classrooms II. Kuala Lumpur: Pearson Longman.
  11. Lee, Su Kim, 2007. Silent Boundaries and Subtle Crossovers: The Unspoken ESL Dilemma. In Lee Su Kim, S.M. Thang & K.S. Lee ( Eds.). 2007. Border Crossings : Moving Across Languages and Cultural Frameworks. Kuala Lumpur: Pelanduk Publications, pp 1-22.



  1. Lee, Su Kim. (1994). Explorations: Process-based Writing Tasks in English. Kuala Lumpur: Penerbit Fajar Bakti.
  2. Lee, Su Kim. (1995). The Golden Moral Readers: The Four Friends and other Short Stories. Kuala Lumpur: Eastview Publications Sdn. Bhd.
  3. Lee, Su Kim. (1995). The Golden Moral Readers: Home Alone and other Short Stories. Kuala Lumpur: Eastview Publications Sdn. Bhd.
  4. Lee, Su Kim. (1996).Malaysian Flavours. Kuala Lumpur: Pelanduk Publications.
  5. Lee, Su Kim. (1996). Story and Grammar Charts for Form 1. Kuala Lumpur: Penerbit Fajar Bakti.
  6. Lee, Su Kim. (1998). Manglish: Malaysian English at Its Wackiest. Singapore: Times Books International.
  7. Lee, Su Kim.(2004).Malaysian Flavours. Second Edition. Kuala Lumpur : Pelanduk Publications.
  8. Lee Su Kim, 2007. A Nyonya in Texas : Insights of a Straits Chinese Woman in the Lone Star State. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish.
  9. Lee Su Kim, 2011, Kebaya Tales: Of Matriarchs, Maidens, Mistresses and Matchmakers. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish.


Books ( as Chief Editor)

  1. Lee, Su Kim, S.M. Thang, Hafriza Burhanudeen & K. S. Lee (Eds.), 2005. Papers in Language Studies and Linguistics: A Malaysian Perspective. Bangi : Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  2. Lee Su Kim, Thang Siew Ming and Kesuma (Eds.) 2005. Language and Nationhood: New Contexts, New Realities. School of Language Studies and Linguistics, Bangi: SOLLS, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
  3. Lee Su Kim, S.M. Thang & K.S. Lee ( Eds.). 2007. Border Crossings : Moving Across Languages and Cultural Frameworks. Kuala Lumpur: Pelanduk Publications.



  1. A Qualitative Study of the Impact of the English language on the Construction of the Sociocultural Identities of ESL Speakers ( University of Houston, USA.)


Mass Media Newspaper Articles, Magazines & Corporate Journals

  1. Lee Su Kim, Columnist for The Star, a leading English language newspaper in Malaysia. Wrote a fortnightly column called ‘Malaysian Flavours,’ November 1993 – July 1996.
  2. Lee Su Kim, 2003. English: Language of Empowerment, The New Sunday Times, November 9 2003.
  3. Lee Su Kim, 2008. Britannia Ruled the Waves, Others Waived the Rules. Resonance. UKM International Bulletin 20 July- Sept 2008. ISSN 1675 7270, p. 24-25.
  4. Lee Su Kim, 2009. A Nyonya Precedence. Resonance, UKM International Bulletin I23April- June 2009. ISSN 1675, p.8-9.
  5. Lee Su Kim, 1978. The Babas and Nyonyas of Malacca. In Her World, March 1978. New Straits Times Press: Kuala Lumpur.
  6. Lee Su Kim, 2008 , The Persatuan Peranakan Baba Nyonya Kuala Lumpur & Selangor : History and Formation, Suara Baba , December 2008 , No 21, pp 3-6.


Training and Consultancies

  1. Business Grammar
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  3. Business Writing
  4. Academic Writing
  5. Making Effective Oral Presentations
  6. Creative Writing
  7. CrossCultural Communication Skills in the Workplace
  8. English for Specific Purposes - training of professionals and service industry



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