Prof. Vahid Nimehchisalem

Department of English 

University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia



2011 Ph.D., University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, Teaching English as a Second Language

2001 M.A., Tabriz University, Iran, English Language Teaching

1997 B.A., Tabriz University, Iran, English Language Literature

Publications (Selected)

  1. Nimehchisalem, V., Hosseini, M., Cortazzi, M., & Jin, L. (Under review). Language assessment in an international school in Malaysia, submitted to Language Assessment Quarterly Journal in September 2020, amendments submitted 20/09/2021.
  2. Nimehchisalem, V., Mukundan, J., Shameem Rafi-Galea & Arshad Bin Abd Samad. (2021). Assessment of the Analytic Scale of Argumentative Writing (ASAW), submitted to a special issue in Pertanika JSSH on the theme of Language Education: Benchmarking and Standardization in November 2020.
  3. Adib, S. & Nimehchisalem, V. (2021). Reasons for Manuscript Rejection at Internal and Peer-review Stages. International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 9(3), 2-8.
  4. Ahmed Khorsheed, Sabariah Md Rashid, Nimehchisalem, V., Lee Geok Imm, & Price, J. (Under review). Origin(s) of Cognitive Cost in Scalar Implicature Processing, Submitted to International Review of Pragmatics on 10/09/2020.
  5. Erica Kwan Lee Yin, Nimehchisalem, V., & Moskovsky, C. (2021). Malay ESL learners’ acquisition of the English present perfect – A functional perspective. Journal of Language and Communication, 8(2), 206-224.
  6. Fatin Nabila Abd Razak, Nimehchisalem, V., Tan, H., Lee, G. I., & Ain Nadzimah Abdullah (Accepted). Revisiting Integrative Motivation: Validation of International Posture among Malaysian Undergraduates. Peer-reviewed and accepted by the journal of Studies in English Language and Education on 30/11/21 to be published in January 2022 issue (volume 9 number 1).
  7. Hayder Kubashi, Sabariah MD. Rashid, Nimehchisalem, V., & Tan, H. (2021). Difficulties of Learning Intonation in Tonality, Tonicity, and Tones among Iraqi EFL Students. Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI), 12(7), 13977-13989.
  8. Mahdi Nadhim Baqer, Nimehchisalem, V., & Mohd Azidan bin Abdul Jabar (Under review). Submitted to the International Journal of Applied Linguistics and Literature.
  9. Mohamad Fakhrul Aiman bin Zulkiflee, & Nimehchisalem, V. (Under review). Speaking Anxiety among Single-Gender and Co-Educational Schools Students in Online Learning Context. Submitted on 20/09/2021 to Pedagogika
  10. Mona Hosseini & Nimehchisalem, V. (2021). Self-assessment in English language teaching and learning in the current decade (2010-2020): A systematic review. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML), 11, 854-872. DOI: 10.4236/ojml.2021.116066
  11. Nasirizadeh, Z., Paramasivam, S., Nimehchisalem, V., & Noritah Omar (Under review).Submitted on 21/08/2021 to English for Specific Purposes.
  12. Roslim, N., Azizul, A., Tew Abdullah, M. & Nimehchisalem, V. (2021). Corpus informed Prepositions: What to Learn and What is Suitable for Learning. The Journal of Asia TEFL, 18(3), 1003-1013.
  13. Roslim, N., Azizul, A., Nimehchisalem, V., & Tew Abdullah, M. (2021). Exploring Movies for Language Teaching and Learning at the Tertiary Level. Asian Journal of University Education, 17(3), 271-280. doi:10.24191/ajue.v17i3.14520
  14. Tarvirdizdeh, Z. & Nimehchisalem, V. (2021). Rhetorical Structure in the Problem Statement Section of Iranian Postgraduate Students' Research Projects. Studies in English Language and Education (SiELE), 8(2), 578-595.
  15. Vasu, K., Nimehchisalem, V., Yong Mei Fung, & Sabariah Md Rashid (Under review). Effect of Self-Assessment on Undergraduates’ ESL Writing, Submitted to ASIATIC: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature, in Sep 2019.
  16. Nimehchisalem, V. & Marwa M. Abdalla Khalifa. (2020). Assessment Beliefs and Practices of Libyan Secondary School English Language Teachers, International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, 9(6), 99-109.
  17. Aliyu, M. M., Fung, Y. M., Rashid, S. M., & Nimehchisalem, V. (2020). A Problem-based Learning Approach and Its Effects on the Writing Performance of Nigerian Undergraduates. International Journal of Language Teaching and Education, 4(1), 23-35.
  18. Aliyu, M. M., Yong, M. F., Rashid, S. M., & Nimehchisalem, V. (2020). Undergraduates’ Experiences and Perceptions of a Problem-based Learning Approach in ESL Writing Classroom. International Journal of Language and Literary Studies, 2(1), 172-191.
  19. Al-Shujairi, Y. B. J., Tan, H., Ain Nadzimah Abdullah, Nimehchisalem, V., & Lee, G. I. (2020). Lexical Bundles in the Discussion Section Moves of High Impact Medical Research Articles, Pertanika JSSH, 28(3), 2043-2061.
  20. Bhatti, N. & Nimehchisalem, V. (2020). A review of research on student self-assessment in second/foreign language writing. Indonesian Journal of English Language Teaching, 15(2), 125-151. DOI: