Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Robbie Lee Sabnani
Lecturer, National Institute of Education - English Language & Literature
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Dr Robbie Lee Sabnani is a Lecturer and Program Leader in the English Language and Literature Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics, an MBA and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Distinction). Her instructional and research interests include cognitions for speaking and listening, metacognitive awareness in language learning, oracy skills and processes, teacher beliefs and knowledge and the development of teacher expertise.

Robbie chairs and manages several courses on language enhancement and academic discourse skills. She teaches higher degree, pre- and in-service as well as undergraduate courses on professional English, communication skills, oracy development and language studies at NIE. She regularly conducts workshops on speaking and critical thinking for effective communication in PhD and EdD academic presentations, as well as classes on communication and interview skills for student teachers. In recognition of her teaching strengths, Robbie received the distinguished Excellence in Teaching Commendation award.

Robbie publishes on pedagogical practice and language education research and has presented her work at several international conventions. She has been invited to deliver keynote speeches at regional conferences and symposiums on language teaching and learning. Her recent publications include book chapters with Cambridge University Press and Springer as well as articles in international journals such as TESOL Quarterly and several others. Robbie was awarded the prestigious Dean’s Commendation for Research for her research excellence and publications of outstanding quality.
Robbie's research interests include: Speaking and Listening, oracy skills and processes, metacognitive awareness in language learning, teacher beliefs and knowledge and the development of teacher expertise.
2023 Winner, Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award, Nanyang Technological University Singapore

2019 Winner, Dean's Commendation for Research Award, Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Fellowships & Other Recognition
2017 Visiting scholar at Ibaraki Christian University, Japan