I am Iskandar Abdul Samad, an alumni of University of New England (UNE), Australia. I completed my PhD degree at this university in 2015. My research interest is in language teaching methods and approaches, including the use of genre approach for teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and communicative language teaching generally.
Before completing my PhD at UNE, I had completed my Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, Australia in 2007.
I have taught English as a Foreign Language for more than 14 years at Syiah Kuala University, Aceh, Indonesia. I established a private foundation, Rumoh Bahasa, where I also teach EFL.
I am an avid reader and writer. I have attended and presented papers at national and international conferences and written books on teaching English for novice students.