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Dr Christine Anita Xavier
Lecturer, National Institute of Education - English Language & Literature
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Dr Christine Xavier teaches courses on grammar, (socio)linguistics and communications skills within the pre-service (diploma, degree and post-graduate diploma in education), higher degree and in-service programmes at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University. Her research focuses on the intersections between theory and practice in the areas of pedagogical grammar and English language variation and use, and her special interest area in both research and teaching is on grammar as a meaning-making resource. She regularly conducts workshops in both primary and secondary schools on grammar as a meaning-making resource. In 2017-2018, Christine was a consultant for the MOE EL 2020 Syllabus (Sec Grammar). In 2019-2020, she was on the MOE H2 English Language and Linguistics Syllabus Review Committee. Christine also serves on the board of a School Advisory Committee at a primary school in Singapore as the vice-chairperson.
Christine's research interest areas include pedagogical grammar, grammar as a meaning-making resource, language variation, and language and identity.
2020 Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award National Institute of Education