POH Soon Koh


English Language & Literature (ELL)

Office Location

MA (Applied Linguistics), National Institute of Education-Nanyang Technological University


Office Telephone Number

Research Interests
Language teaching methodology, teacher education, classroom-based research, mediated learning

  • Poh Soon Koh is a lecturer at the National Institute of Education (NIE), English Language & Literature academic group. He was previously head of English & Literature department of two secondary schools before joining NIE. He left the Ministry of Education (MOE) as a Senior Education Officer. While holding the appointment of head of English, Poh Soon Koh held the concurrent appointment of School Staff Developer (SSD) in charge of teachers' professional development.

    He was nominated for the Nanyang Education Award (School) in 2013 for excellence in teaching. He was awarded the MOE Most Caring Teacher award in 2002. Poh provided consultancy to Ateneo de Manila University High School in the area of language teaching methodologies, assessment and the use of ICT in the classrooms. He had also provided consultancy to secondary schools in the area of writing methodologies, teaching of grammar and setting questions for English Language examination papers.  Poh Soon Koh is currently the vice-chairman of a School Advisory Committee (SAC). He is presently pursuing a part-time doctorate degree. His dissertation is in the area of teacher learning and teacher education. 

  • Language teaching approaches, Language teaching experience, Pedagogical Grammar, Assessing reading & viewing, The use of rich texts in the classroom, Language in context, Practicum supervision