Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Lee Choong Peng Jean
Lecturer, School of Humanities
Jean holds a Ph.D. and an MA in Applied Linguistics from NIE NTU. She obtained her post-graduate Diploma in Education from the Institute of Education (NUS) and her Bachelor's degree in Arts from the National University of Singapore.

Jean has taught English and communication skills in various tertiary institutions in Singapore for the last 20 years. The institutions that she has taught in include the National University of Singapore, the Singapore Management University, as well as Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She has received numerous commendations for teaching excellence while teaching Professional Communication in NUS and has also won several teaching awards while teaching Academic Writing in SMU. She has also taught various Business English courses in the Civil Service College. Prior to joining teaching at the tertiary level, she was an English and History teacher in an independent school. She has also worked in the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a foreign trade executive, organising foreign trade missions, conferences and talks.

Currently, Jean is teaching language and communication skill courses to undergraduate students at NTU LCC. The courses that she has taught include Engineering Communication, Professional Communication, Scientific Communication, and Research Writing. She is a member of the Engineering Curriculum team and is involved in material development for both the Engineering Communication courses. She was a co-coordinator for the Engineering Communication I course from 2017-2020.

In AY2019/2020, Jean won the SOH Lecturer Excellence (LEX) Award which recognises her contributions to teaching. The LEX Award recognises the dedication and achievements of lecturers who displayed excellent teaching practices and enriched the learning experiences of NTU undergraduates.

Jean is also a consultant in the School of Humanities Peer Teaching Consultation programme which aims to give SOH faculty the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on their teaching from a colleague. The programme helps to advance the professional development of SOH faculty members.

Besides teaching, Jean is also active in research studies. Currently, she is the Co-PI for an interdisciplinary research project that is sponsored by the Ministry of Education-Teaching Research Fund (4th) to evaluate the effectiveness of co-teaching programs to help students to learn about communication skills in the context of an engineering classroom. She presented a paper on "Fusing communication skills and engineering knowledge" at the 3rd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum Conference held in Hong Kong in 2021.

Her Ph.D. dissertation explores the use of metadiscursive features and communicative modes in oral presentations among engineering students. Her research interests revolve around teaching and learning, academic and business writing, as well as spoken genres such as oral presentations. She is also interested in research related to the study and use of multimodalities in teaching and learning.
1. Multimodality in communication
2. Discourse analysis
3. Intertextuality and interdiscursivity in communicative events
5. Engineering oral presentations
6. Academic and business writing
7. Collaborative learning using computer-aided tools
  • Fusing Communication Skills and Engineering Knowledge: ACo-teaching Program