Academic Profile

Dr. Hsieh Yi Chin joined the Language and Communication Centre (LCC) at Nanyang University in 2015. She earned her Ph.D. in Language Education from Indiana University at Bloomington, United States, with a minor in Instructional Systems Technology. Her M.A. was completed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States, specializing in TESOL. Dr. Hsieh has extensive teaching experiences in a variety of settings, including teaching English reading and writing for academic purposes, communication skills, and communicative Mandarin in tertiary and secondary schools. Her research interests include learner interactions in collaborative learning, second language learners’ digital literacy, and technology incorporation into language classroom. Her current research focuses on the teaching effectiveness of EAP courses, including learning transfer and computer-mediated peer review practices.
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Dr Hsieh Yi-Chin
Lecturer, School of Humanities

• Computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL)
• Second language learners’ digital literacy
• Learning transfer in an English for specific academic purposes (ESAP) course
• Effectiveness of peer feedback in an English for specific academic purposes (ESAP) course
• TEL in academic writing courses (online anonymous peer review)
  • Investigating the Effectiveness of Different Methods of Peer Review in Tertiary-Level Writing Courses in Singapore
  • Hill, C., Khoo, S. & Hsieh Y. C. (2020). An investigation into the learning transfer of English for specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) writing skills of students in Singapore. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 48, 1-13.

  • Hsieh Yi Chin. (2020). Learner interactions in face-to-face collaborative writing with the support of online resources. ReCALL, 32(1), 85-105.

  • Hsieh Yi Chin. (2019, January). Investigating the peer review process in English-for-Specific-Academic-Purposes (ESAP) courses in Singapore. Paper presented at Hawaii International Conference on Education, Hawaii, USA.

  • Hseih, Yi-Chin and Christopher Hill. (2018). Investigating the peer review process in English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) courses in Singapore. LCC Working Paper Series, (5), 79-91.

  • Hsieh, Y. C. (2017). A case study of the dynamics of scaffolding among ESL learners and online resources in collaborative learning. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 30(1-2), 115-132.