Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Tan Kar Chun
Lecturer, National Institute of Education - Asian Languages & Cultures
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Dr Tan Kar Chun has an extensive and enriching experience in various educational institutions, including secondary schools (neighborhood and elite schools), as well as tertiary institutions, such as Ngee Ann Polytechnic and National Institute of Education.

Moreover, his experience in the Singapore Examination and Assessment Board (SEAB) and Confucius Institute (CI) also added to his horizon.
His niche area lies in Chinese linguistics, pedagogy mastery and teaching of literature. Dr Tan joined the Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group as a Lecturer in Jan 2016.

• Chinese Teacher, Montfort Secondary School, Singapore, Mar 1993 to Dec 1994
• Gifted Education Programme (Chinese Teacher), Raffles Institution, Singapore, Jan1995 to Dec 1998
• Gifted Education Programme(Chinese Teacher & CL Language coordinator ) , Dunman High School, Singapore, Jan 1999 to Dec 2000
• Mother Tongues HOD, Orchid Park Secondary School, Singapore, Jan 2001- Dec 2001
• Teaching Fellow, National Institute of Education, Singapore, Jan 2002 to Apr 2006
• Assistant Professor, National Institute of Education, Singapore, 1-April-2006 to 2008
• Assessment Specialist at SEAB, 2009 - 2010
• Senior Lecturer, Ngee Ann Polytechnic,Singapore, Oct 2010 to Jul 2014
• Manager of the Adult Language course, Confucius Institute, 2014 to 2015
• Part-time Lecturer, ALC/NIE , 2015

Dr Tan's areas of expertise are Pedagogical research; Research on the Chinese Literary works
  • e-SDCL: An ICT-supported learning environment to facilitate meaningful, contextualised and seamless Chinese Language learning journeys in and out of classroom
• 2012 Received the Excellent Teaching Award (Ngee Ann Polytechnic)
• 2003 Received the award of National Short story Competition (By Rotart Writing competition)
• 1996 Received the award of National Writing Competition (By Singapore Federation Of chinese clans Associations )
• 1995 Received the award of National WritingCompetition (By Singapore Federation Of chinese clans Associations )