Adeline Cruz has a B.Ed.TESL (Hon.) Degree from the University of Malaya with teaching and training experience of more than 25 years, including teaching abroad in the USA and Australia.
She has attended an international “Train the Trainers Course” in Jakarta, Indonesia, conducted by Keith Ricketts, former trainer of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
She was a lecturer with Kolej MARA Kulim, Kedah, and progressed to other local tertiary education centres like New Era College (Kajang), Universiti Malaya (Kuala Lumpur), and UCSI University (Cheras). She also owned and ran an English Language Centre in Bukit Mertajam.
One of her employments was with The Star Publications (M) Bhd., as a teacher trainer for their Newspaper in Education (NiE) Programme, giving demonstrations and training nationwide. In each training and workshop, she has worked within the confines of the English Language syllabus set for Malaysian schools. Her workshops have exposed her to more than 1,000 schools in Malaysia forming the entire spectrum of Education institutes in the Malaysian Education system, from government national schools, vernacular schools (Chinese and Tamil), residential schools, to private schools, international schools, religious Tahfiz schools, and also at tertiary level of colleges and universities, including teacher training colleges.
She was also a writer for the Sunday English Education page of Berita Harian in 2014, designing English learning activities using the Malay newspaper as a catalyst for learning English.
In the interim, she has also conducted training for the Ministry of Education at District and State Level to English teachers, as well as, courses and National training camps for MARA. She has also conducted workshops for teachers at Johor English Language Teachers’ Association (JELTA), and Malaysia International Conference on English Language Teaching (MICELT), as well as, MARA English Language Teachers’ Conference, etc. In 2018, she conducted a “Train the Trainers” session with the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sandakan for its Education Team.
She has also presented a paper at the University of Melbourne, Australia, on Independent Learning.