Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Lee Choong Peng Jean
Lecturer, School of Humanities
Jean holds a PhD 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 at NUS and has also won several teaching awards while teaching Academic Writing at 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. Since 2016, She has served as a member of the Engineering Curriculum team and is involved in material development, assessment designs and blended teaching initiatives 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.

In 2022, she is appointed as the Chief Examiner for the NTU Entrance Examination for EL. She oversees the design and review of EL examination papers and their assessments, as well as works closely with the Office of Admissions on examination-related matters.

Besides teaching, Jean is also active in research studies. She was the Co-PI for an interdisciplinary research project that was sponsored by the Ministry of Education-Teaching Research Fund (4th) from 2018-2021. She also serves as a reviewer for academic journals in her field, such as Pedagogies: An International Journal and Asia-Pacific Education Researcher.
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
Courses Taught
HW0203 Research Writing in SPMS
HW0310 Professional Communication
HW0188 Engineering Communication 1
HW0128 Scientific Communication 1
HW0288 Engineering Communication 2
HW 0288 Engineering Communication