Hi I’m Aiyshah and I am the Founder and CEO of ELIT Language Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

I am originally from New Zealand but because of the success of the ELIT Language Centre, I have made my home now in Malaysia (that’s since 1997!).

I wanted to create this page because when I am teaching, I find there are so many questions that students have about English and there never seems enough time to explain them all. Plus I have worked with some wonderfully hardworking professional teachers who also have so many experiences and information to share.

I first started writing this blog to share some extra notes and handy hints for anyone wanting to improve their English or help others improve their English, these are still here. However, now I’ve become even more fascinated with the changing landscape of learning generally today with the onset of massive digitalization and the internet of things. Nowadays I like to discuss the current and future questions on how we learn and will learn in this changing world. To me the future is incredibly exciting both in how we learn and in our lives.

I also LOVE comments, so please tell me what you think about anything on the blog. I enjoy healthy debate and trust me, I’m open to any new ideas too, we must never stop learning…



36 thoughts on “ABOUT

  1. Hi Aiysha!
    Out of curiosity, today I checked out if someone was reading our school’s blog and I noticed that you’ve liked a number of posts.
    As it’s holiday here, there will be no posts till September, but I just wanted to thank you for your interest. I have a feeling our language schools are similar and that we will find interesting content to share.
    I’ve also noticed that you’ve improved the layout and this is an inspitation for me to do the same at the beginning of the following school year.
    Once again thanks and have a nice summer!

    • Yes I think you are right we are doing the same kind of thing, but on different sides of the world. Always good to connect with like-minded people. Have a good summer. (it’s summer every day of the year here!……)

  2. Hi! Thanks for liking my hubby’s post on improving English in Canada! You must speak Japanese. Good for you! I suppose it’s a little strange to talk about that topic in a language other than English. After this long of a connection with Japan though, sometimes meeting people halfway is the best way to go. πŸ™‚ It sounds like you have a long and deep connection with Malaysia?? I will have to wander through your site more over the next while. Take care!

  3. Hi there – thanks for stopping by my post. Your blog is most interesting to me as a TESOL teacher too – great idea for a blog! Ill keep popping by.

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog. Teaching English as a second language is difficult as some sounds in English aren’t present in other languages such as Chinese.So my hat is off to you!

    • Thanks. I don’t really know much about other languages, as (of course to me being a Native English speaker) they seem more difficult…but I guess anything different always feels a challenge.

  5. Very glad to reach out and connect with a fellow teacher and a great one at that! Teachers must stick together and support each other and it makes me very happy to see dedicated, selfless people out there πŸ™‚ I’m putting together a short list of great ESL blogs and yours will definitely be on there!

  6. Cheers for following me – it means I’ve found you too! As a beginner on my tefling journey it’s great to see you tips, thanks – will go exploring your blog now…

  7. thanks for the follow on theextra..aaamile πŸ™‚ Having taught for 2 years in the ESL, its fun and sometimes a challenge too πŸ™‚ I guess they’ll be a lot for me here to pick up πŸ™‚ awesome blog

    • Thanks for your comment…ESL teaching is truly a two way win…after two years you will have surely learned a lot, but there’s a long journey ahead too…you can seriously change peoples lives forever and they will never forget you…all the best!

  8. Hi Aiyshah, Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post about Black Friday. It is good to know which topics people find interesting. I like to write about a mixture of things : from hints and tips to help people improve their English, to bits and bobs about life and culture here in the UK. Your blog is really interesting – I’ll definitely be stopping by often. Isn’t it great to be able to communicate with like-minded people all over the world? With best wishes from Sue at cloud9english.

  9. Hey Aiyshah,

    I was searching for some article about IELTS Writing Task-1 today and came accross your page:


    Just wanted to give yo a heads up that I created a thorough and up to date tutorial:


    Might be worth a mention on your blog.

    Ether way, keep up the awesome work!

    Sazzad Chowdhury

  10. Hi Aiyshah, I was writing a paper on a common claim and I was wondering if I could get your last name for reciting my evidence onto a citation. It doesn’t matter what the last name is.
    Thank you, SImar

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