July 2008 No. 65

Conferences & Seminars

Forum Dwells Upon Roles of ASEAN Youth

On 17 May 2008, NIE’s ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Club, in partnership with the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), presented its first core event, the Annual ASEAN Educational Forum 2008 on campus.

Workshop Addresses Importance of Forests in Mitigating Climate Change

NIE, together with the Center for Tropical Forest Science, a centre of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), and the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, hosted a three-day workshop entitled Carbon and Functional Traits in Asian Forests on the monitoring of carbon uptake and release by forests.

Language Experts Deliver Keynote Addresses on Language Teaching

Assoc Prof Goh Yeng Seng (second from left) & Assoc Prof Low Ee Ling (sixth from right) with other international language scholars during the panel discussion session Assoc Prof Goh Yeng Seng (Head, Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC)) and Assoc Prof Low Ee Ling (Sub Dean, Degree Programmes) were invited to present keynote addresses at the 43rd Regional Language Centre International Seminar on the theme Language Teaching in a Multilingual World: Challenges and Opportunities held in Singapore from 21 to 23 April 2008.

New Centre Enhances Language Use Among Student Teachers

The Teachers’ Language Development Centre (TLDC) was set up in January 2008 to help enhance the standards of language use among NIE student teachers.