ACTIONAL FUNCTIONAL MODEL (AFM):
RESEARCH ON AFM
Professor. H. Zainil, Ph.D. was born at Air Dingin, Alahan Panjang, West Sumatera, Indonesia, on April 12, 1941. He graduated from elementary school at Air Dingin, 1955, from junior high school at Alahan Panjang, 1958, from senior high school in solok, 1961, he earned his B.A degree in Teaching English in Bukittinggi, 1969, Dip TEFL in Singapore, 1972, Drs. Equivalent to M.A. in teaching English in Bukittinggi, 1973, in TEFL at Suny, Buffalo, USA 1984, Ph.D. in TESL at Suny Buffalo, USA, 1987, and Professor of English, 1997, at State University of Padang, Indonesia.
He began teaching English since 1961 at junior high school. He has been teaching English at the English Department of State University of Padang since 1970.
He has presented the papers of methods of teaching of English and Language learning Strategies in the local, national, and international seminars and workshops.
He also, has delivered his finding of his researches in Teaching English in such seminars.
He was written some books related to teaching English.
Last but not least, Zainil, et al. have developed a method of language teaching, ACTIONAL FUNCTIONAL MODEL.
Professor, H. Zainil, Ph.D. is now a senior professor of language teaching methods, good language learner strategies, and Academic Readings of English at Graduate Program of State University of Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia.
He has experienced a long career : as a teacher of high school, 1961 to 1969, an English lecturer of IKIP Padang, since 1970, the head of Research Center, 1987 to 1994, the head of International Cooperation and Services, 1995 to 1999, the deputy rector for administration and finance (PR II), 2000 to 2004, the head of Language Education Program of Graduate Program, 2006 to 2010, and a senior professor at the English Department of State University of Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia until now.
Professor, H. Zainil, Ph.D.has written ±75 academic writings during his long career.