Azhar Aziz Lubis

Name:  Azhar Aziz Lubis
Institution / University: State University of Medan
Country of your Institution / Work: Indonesia
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Field / Major / Research Interest: Extensive reading, intensive reading, second language acquisition, methods of TEFL
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Azhar Aziz Lubis was born and bred in Medan, North Sumatra, on March 29, 1988. At the age of six, he started elementary school education at a private elementary school in Medan, and graduated in 2000. He continued his education to the junior high school level at Madrasah Tsanawiyah Negeri 2 Medan and graduated in 2003. Then, he went to Pondok Modern Gontor, East Java, to continue his senior high school level and graduated in 2007. Since then, he taught for a year at his Alma Mater before going back to his native land, Medan, to continue his formal education.
In 2009, he took up his undergraduate degree at the English Education Study Program State University of Medan (UNIMED) and graduated in 2013. During his study at the undergraduate degree, he was awarded a scholarship by the Directorate of Higher Education (DIKTI), Jakarta, and a prize for his article titled ‘Pemahaman Lintas Budaya (Cross Cultural Understanding) sebagai Upaya Pengurangan Kasus Kekerasan pada Tenaga Kerja Indonesia’. He also was awarded prizes for his other articles presented in several universities such as ‘KH. Imam Zarkasyi, Pembaharu Pendidikan Pesantren Modern di Indonesia’ at Gadjah Mada University (2011); ‘Integrasi Pendidikan Karakter pada Kurikulum Tingkat Satuan Pendidikan (KTSP) sebagai Upaya Pencapaian Tujuan Pendidikan’ at State University of Medan (2011); and ‘Empowering University’s Alumni by Creating Alumni Association as an Effort to Provide Information and Social Networking’ at Sebelas Maret University (2013).
In 2014, he started his master’s degree at the Graduate Program in English Language Teaching State University of Malang (UM) and graduated in 2016. His research interests mainly fall into three major categories: (1) second language reading, (2) extensive reading, and (3) the application of both themes of second language reading and extensive reading in the field of English Language Teaching and language assessment. His writings on these three major fields were published in a professional journal (i.e. International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies) and in proceedings (i.e. ICSTTS, TEFLIN, LLTC, and NCLC). He is contactable on azharfbs@gmail.com.

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