Dr. Anitha Devi Pillai is a lecturer at the National Institute of Education,
Singapore. She taught General Paper and Project Work at a junior college and at
NIE, and now, teaches courses on writing pedagogy, language teaching methods,
academic writing as well as communications skills.
She is a Cambridge-certified International English Testing System (IELTS) examiner for IDP
Education (Australia) and the chief examiner for English Proficiency Test (EPT) (Writing). She also develops tests
to assess written language proficiency of teachers from China seeking entry
into NIE’s Postgraduate Diploma in English Language Teaching (PGDELT) program.
She has a M.A. from National University of Singapore and a
Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University. Her doctoral thesis focused on the
discourse structures of student research papers and the acculturation practices
of students to academic writing. Her expertise lies in writing pedagogy, use of ICT in the writing classroom, text-analysis and in development of written tests/tasks.