Academic Profile

Assistant Professor Koo Swit Ling is teaching communication skills and academic writing courses across the different schools of NTU.

Academic Qualifications:
PhD (Applied Linguistics), Aston University, United Kingdom
MA (Applied Linguistics), University of Sydney, Australia
BA (English), Monash University, Australia
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Asst Prof Koo-Cheah Swit Ling, Diane
Assistant Professor, School of Humanities

Her current research interest includes the role of culture in oral communication in the language classroom and in the workplace.
  • Winder, Roger V., Kathpalia, Sujata S. and Koo, Swit Ling. (2016). Writing Centre Tutoring Sessions: Addressing students' concerns. Educational Studies. 42(4). 323-339.

  • Kathpalia, Sujata S. and Koo, Swit Ling. (2014). The changing landscape of English for business communication. The Routledge Handbook of Professional Communication (Routledge Series of Handbooks in Applied Linguistics), ed. by Vijay K. Bhatia and Stephen Bremner. New York/London: Routledge. 274-286.

  • Kathpalia, Sujata S. and Koo, Swit Ling. (2008). Is collocation the way to language proficiency?. TESL Reporter, 41(1). 1-11.

  • Kathpalia, Sujata S. and Koo, Swit Ling.(2007). A paradigm shift from passive to active learning. Redesigning pedagogy: Voices of practitioners, Chitra Shegar and Ridzuan B. A. Rahim, 1-14. Singapore: Pearson.

  • Koo, Swit Ling and Kathpalia, Sujata S. (2004). Interactive classrooms: Ingredients to promote critical thinking. Innovation and diversity in education, ed. by Angeline Khoo, Mary Anne Heng, Levan Lim and Rebecca P. Ang, 144 -159. Singapore: McGraw-Hill.