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TLDC Publications and Presentations

  • 2018

    Pillai, A. D., Ellis, M. (2018). Customization of Academic Writing Modules for Novice Researchers in a University in Singapore. In Lap, T.W. Wong, W. L. H. (Ed.), Teaching and Learning English for Academic Purposes: Current Research and Practices (pp. 219-237). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

    Pillai, A. D., Hanington, L. (2018). Supporting Pre-service Teachers’ Development as Writers and Writing Teachers. English Language Teacher Education and Development, 21, in press. 

    2017

    Hanington, L.M., & Pillai,A.D. (2017). Making Application Overt: Bridging the Theory-Practice Gap in Teaching Writing in Pre-service Teacher Education. In Farrell, T.S.C (Ed.), Voices from the TESOL Classroom: Participant Inquiries in Preservice Teacher Education Classes. (pp. 37-42). Alexandria, Virginia: TESOL International Association.

    Hanington, L.M., & Renandya, W. A. (2017). Developing English language skills in the Singapore higher education context. In Park, E. S., Spolsky,B. (Eds.), English at the tertiary level in Asia (pp. 151-167). New York and London: Routledge.

    Xavier, C.A. (2017). A local, grammatically-annotated learner corpus as a pedagogical tool. The English Teacher, 3 (46), 115-127.

    2016

    Hanington, L. M., & Pillai, A. D. (2016). Using a Skills Development Course to Foster Teacher Professional Growth. The Journal of Asia TEFL, 13(4), 294-312.

    Wilkinson, M. (2016). Language Learning with ICT. IN Renandya, W.A., & Widodo, H.P. (EDS.), English Language Teaching Today: Linking Theory and Practice (PP. 257-276). Dordrecht: Springer International.

    Xavier, C.A. (2016). Additional Exercises for Grammar for Secondary 1-5 Reference Book by Dr Lubna Alsagoff. Hodder Education.  http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/Product?Product=9781471837463. United Kingdom: Hodder Education. London: Hodder Education.


    2015

    Ellis, M., Pillai, A.D., Chan, H. (2015). The Evolution of an Online Writing Test Standardization in a Pre-service Communications Skills Course for Teachers in Singapore. English Language Teaching World Online, 7, 1-22.

    Pillai, A.D. (2015). Let's Jing it: Using a Screen-capture Tool to Provide Feedback on Students' Papers.  Communitas, 5, 5-7.

     

    2014

    Bloch, J., & Wilkinson, M. (2014). Teaching Digital Literacies (PP. 35). Alexandria, VA: TESOL Publications.

    Chan, C. & Chia, A. (2014). Reading in the 21st Century: Understanding Multimodal Texts & Developing Multiliteracy Skills. Singapore: McGraw-Hill Education (Asia).

    Hanington L.M., (2014). Reading aloud as a technique for developing teachers' awareness of English phonology. Language Education in Asia, 5(1), 117-128.

    Hanington, L.M., & Kwah, P.F., (2014). Choose your blend. English Teaching Professional, 92, 57-60.

    Low, E., Chong, S., & Ellis, M. (2014). Teachers' English communication skills: Using IELTS to measure competence of graduates from a Singaporean teacher education program. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(10), 64-76.

    Pillai, A.D. (2014). Task Requirements and Students’ Perceptions of Prompts in an Academic Writing Classroom. Malaysian Journal of ELT Research, 10(2), 82-106.

    Wilkinson, M., & Ellis, M. (2014). Developing Multimedia Literacy in the ESL Classroom. Modern English Teacher, 23(1), 46-50.

     

    2013

    Hanington, L.M., Pillai, A.D., & Kwah, P.F. (2013). Digital storytelling: Integrating language and content in the training of pre-service teachers. The Asian EFL Journal Special Issue, CLIL in Asian Contexts: Emerging Trends, Special Edition.

    Cheung, Y. L. (2013). Exploring first-year undergraduates’ difficulties in writing the discussion section of a research paper: A Singapore study. The English Teacher, 42(2), 229-248.

    Hanington L.M., & Ellis M. (2013). Communication skills: a blended learning approach for pre-service teachers. In Edge J. & Mann,S. (Eds.), Innovations in pre-service education and training for English language teachers (pp. 115-130). London: The British Council.



    2009-2012

    Cheung, Y. L. (2012). Critical review of recent studies investigating effects of word processing-assisted writing and pen-and-paper writing on the quality of writing and higher level revisions. In Akcamete (Ed.) Proceedings of 4th World Conference on Educational Sciences. 46, 1047-1050.

    Ellis,M., Hanington,L.M., Ong, C.T. & Wilkinson, M. (2012). Blended is better? A new approach to communication skills for pre-service teachers. In Kabilan,K.K.,Keong,W.K.,

    Widodo, H.P. (Ed.), ICT & ELT: Research & Practices in South East Asia (pp. 72-91). Penang: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

    Ellis, M., Pillai, A.D., Al-Raba'i, A. (2011). Bilingual Academic Discourse Skills: A PreService Teacher Training Program in Bahrain. In Gitsaki, C. (Ed.), Teaching and Learning in the Arab World (pp. 293-309). Berlin: Peter Lang.

    Blackstone, B., & Wilkinson, M. (2011). Blogging for Pedagogical Purposes: A Transformational Methodology for Post-secondary Education. In Ho, M.L.C., Anderson, K.T., & Leong, A. P. (Eds.), Transforming literacies and language: Multimodality and Literacy in the New Media Age.

    Ellis, M. & Pillai, A.D. (2009). Addressing digital literacy in the English language class. TESL Reporter, 42(1), pp. 50-53.

  • 2018

    Xavier, C.A. & Hing, M.H. (2018, March). Grammar in Writing: Making the Links in the EL Writing Classroom. 53rd RELC International Conference on 50 Years of English Language Teaching and Assessment - Reflections, Insights and Possibilities, Singapore.


    2017

    Pillai, A. D. (2017, December). Contemporary trends in giving feedback on writing across disciplines. Keynote Address. Emerging Trends in Multidisciplinary Research, American College (India) and Umar Pulavar Tamil Language Centre (MOE), Singapore.

    Ellis, M. (2017, December). Information and Research Literacy: Essential 21st Century Skill. Emerging Trends in Multidisciplinary Research, American College (India) and Umar Pulavar Tamil Language Centre (MOE), Singapore.

    Xavier, C.A. (2017, November). Empowering Learners through the Use of a Local, Grammatically-Annotated Learner Corpus. Fourth International Language and Language Teaching Conference. Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

    Wilkinson, M. (2017, November). Is there a case for re-personalising learning in a blended communication skills course for pre-service teachers? 10th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain.

    Wilkinson, M., & Ellis, M. (2017, October). Supporting learner choice in a blended communication skills course for student teachers. Blackboard Teaching & Learning Conference Asia 2017, Singapore.

    Pillai, A. D. (2017, August). The Role & Nature of Academic Writing Modules for Novice Researchers in Tertiary Education. Keynote address. International Conference on English Language, Literature and Linguistics, Madurai, India.

    Wilkinson, M. (2015, July). Self-analysis in the time of self-portraits: Do students still learn from videorecording and analyzing their presentations? Edulearn15: International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain.

    Wilkinson, M. (2017, July). Language Planning and Teacher Training in Singapore: Designing Courses to Enhance English Language Knowledge and Confidence in Pre-Service Teachers. 10th Annual International Conference on Languages and Linguistics, Athens, Greece.

    Ellis, M. (2017, July). Language Planning and Policy in Singapore; A Communication Skills Course for Teachers. Athens Institute of Education and Research: 10th Annual International Conference on Languages and Linguistics, Athens, Greece.

    Ellis, M. (2017, July). Why Communication is Today's Most Important Skill? Keynote Address.  International Conference on English Language, Literature and Education. St. Charles College of Education, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

    Ellis, M. (2017, July). What does it mean to be Information Literate? Keynote Address.  International Conference on English Language, Literature and Linguistics. The American College Research Department of English, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

    Hanington, L.M. (2017, June). Multimodality in Language Learning. 5th Undergraduate Conference, Sanata Darma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

    Ellis, M. (2017, May). E-Modeling and Cultivating Independent Learners: Negotiating Online and Physical Spaces in a Blended Communication Course for 21st Century Learners. Redesigning Pedagogy: Education for the Future, Singapore.

    Wilkinson, M. (2017, May). From the classroom to Haji Lane: Designing a project-learning experience that leverages on multiple learning spaces.  Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, Singapore.

    Wilkinson, M. (2015, May). Digital Book Extension Activities. Asian Festival of Children's Content, Singapore.

     

    2016

    Wilkinson, M. (2016, July). Translating the experience of digital project learning: What do student teachers learn about what works in their own classrooms? Edulearn: 8th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain.

    Hanington, L.M. (2016, June). Linking theory and practice: Facilitating transfer in teacher education. Annual International Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies, Athens, Greece.

    Pillai, A. D. (2016, June). Connecting the Dots: Interlinking Subject Content Knowledge and Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Writing.  Annual International Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies: A Panel on Teacher Training, Athens, Greece.

    Ellis, M. (2016, June). Teacher’s Language Development Center (TLDC) courses in the English Language and Literature Department at the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore: Theory to Practice. ATINER Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies, Athens, Greece.

    Wilkinson, M. (2016, June). Theory, Practice, and Envisioning Future Classrooms in a Digital Journalism Project. International Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies, Athens, Greece.

    Xavier, C.A. (June 2016). Interlinking Subject Content Knowledge and Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Pedagogical Grammar Courses at the NIE.  Annual International Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies, Athens, Greece.

    Ellis, M. & Wilkinson, M. (February 2016). Web and Mobile Tools for Pronunciation. Presentation to the MOE English Language Teaching Seminar.

     

    2015

    Chia, A. (2015, November). Teaching 21st Century Language Skills: Vignettes from the Singapore Experience (Webcast). Keynote Address, English Education International Conference, Jambi, Sumatra, Indonesia.

    Ellis, M. (2015, November). Innovative practices in English language learning and research: Use of ICT tools for the preparation of pre-service English teachers at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. 13th International Teaching English Language and Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI) Conference (Featured Speaker), Khorramabad, Iran.

    Ellis, M. (2014, September). Information Communication Technology and English Language Instruction: Making the Connections. Keynote Address and Guest Lecture for EFL Teachers and Students, Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

    Ellis, M. & Pillai, A.D. (2015, May). The information seeking behavior of Academic Discourse Skills (ALS) students and effect on student research papers. 17th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece.

    Wilkinson, M. (2015, May). Digital Book Extension Activities. Asian Festival of Children's Content, Singapore.

    Pillai, A. D. & Yeun, P.W. (2015, March). Transcending Boundaries in Language Learning: Exploring an Alternative Medium for Giving Feedback on Writing. RELC Seminar: Transcending Boundaries in Language Learning: Language Arts and ELT across the Curriculum, Singapore.

    2014

    Wilkinson, M. (2014, November). Getting Feedback When Learning Online: A Study of Student Perceptions of the Value of Tutor Feedback in an Online Language Development Course. 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain.

    Pillai, A.D. (2014, August). Moving away from the red marker: Instructors’ Perceptions and Experience of Providing Screencast Feedback on Writing. Conference on Writing Research 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Chia, A. (2014, May). Teaching Reading in the 21st Century: Understanding Multimodal Texts. Plenary Address. The Policy, Governance and Capacity Building (PGCB) Teachers’ Conference 2014, Manila, Philippines.

    Ellis, M., Hanington, L. (2014, April). A blended course from three perspectives: Developers, participants and tutors. RELC International Seminar "Critical Competencies for the 21st Century Language Classroom", Singapore.

    Pillai, A.D., Hanington, L., Kwah, P. F. (2014, April). “Walk the Talk”: Developing Writing Teachers for the 21st Century Primary School Classrooms. RELC Seminar: Critical Competencies for the 21st Century Language Classroom, Singapore.

    Wilkinson, M. (2014, March). Blending Documentary Journalism and Language Enrichment in the Future Classroom. TESOL 2014 International Convention, Portland, OR, United States.

    Ellis, M. (2014, March). Innovative practices in English language learning and research at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. Keynote Address. International Seminar on Integration and Innovation in English Education, Linguistics and Literature 2014, Madiun, East Java, Indonesia.

    2013

    Ellis, M. & Pillai, A.D. (2013, November). Information seeking behavior of pre-service teachers; A Study of Singaporean undergraduates' research process.  ICERI2013:6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation: International Association for Technology, Education and Development (IATED), Seville, Spain.

    Wilkinson, M. (2013, July). Student Preferences in a Blended Learning Course. Edulearn13: International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain.

    Ellis, M. & Wilkinson, M. (2013, June). Using Multimedia Tasks with English Language Student Teachers. 5th Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, Singapore.

    Pillai, A. D. (2013, June). Formative Feedback on Argumentative Writing: Secondary Level.  Redesigning Pedagogy 2013, Singapore.

    Cheung, Y. L. (2013, June). The applicability of teachers’ motivational strategies in improving undergraduate education. Keynote address in the 2nd Annual International Conference on Language, Literature and Linguistics, Singapore.

    Macknish, N.K., Wilkinson, M., & Hanington, L.M. (2013, June). Guiding NIE Pre-service Teachers to Think and Re-think Their Learning Using Mobile Technologies and Social Media.  Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, Singapore. 

    Hanington, L.M., Pillai,A.D.,& Kwah, P.F. (2013, May). Integrating Methodology & Language Proficiency in Teacher Education. Innovations in English Language Education: Evolving Policy, Envisioning Curriculum, Empowering Practitioners, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

    Ellis, M., & Hanington,L.M. (2013, May). Is blended better? CELC International Symposium: Alternative pedagogies in the English Language and Communication Classroom, NUS, Singapore.

    Cheung, Y. L. (2013, May). A comparative study of paper-and-pen and computer-delivered assessment modes on students’ writing quality: The Singapore experience. 22nd Malaysian English Language Teaching Association International Conference, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

    Cheung, Y. L. (2013, May). The Use of Motivational Strategies in a Writing Class: The Case of Singapore. Centre for English Language Communication Symposium, National University of Singapore.

    Cheung, Y. L. (2013, March). The Relevance of Teachers’ Motivational Strategies in Enhancing Student Motivation. American Association for Applied Linguistics 2013 Conference, Dallas, Texas.

    Ellis, M. (2013, March). Maintaining standards in online learning: A Study of Writing Standardization for a Pre-service Communication Skills for Teachers Course in Singapore.  INTED 13:7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain.

    Ellis, M. (2013, February). Using information communication technology in the student-centered English language classroom: Implementation and practice. 1ST TEFL International English Applied Linguistics Seminar and Workshop. "Positioning the students at center stage: How can educators help students learn English optimally?" Ciamis, Indonesia.


    2009-2012

    Cheung, Y. L. (2010, December). Perceptions of the Difficulties of First-Year Undergraduates Writing the Discussion Section: A Singapore Study. The 14th English in South East Asia Conference, University of Macau.

    Cheung, Y. L. (2011, October).Student Reactions to Writing Teacher Motivational Strategies: The Case of Singapore. Featured speaker at Conference on Writing Education across Borders, Penn State University, Pennsylvania.

    Wilkinson, M. (2009, September). Plan, record, edit, upload: Student‐created digital media in a language experience module. Talk presented at NTU Edutorium Series 2009, Singapore.

    Wilkinson, M. (2011, July). Multimedia journalists for a week: A collaborative & blended approach to developing language skills. Edulearn11: International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain.

    Ellis, M. (2012, July). How students cope with information in the digital age: A study of Chinese students' research process? Edulearn 12:4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona.

    Kiss, T. & Wilkinson, M. (2010, March). How shall I put it? Communication Skills for ESL Teachers. The 44th Annual TESOL Convention and Exhibit, Boston, MA, United States.

    Wilkinson, Mark J., & Kwah, P.F. (2012, February). Multimedia projects for language development. Asia CALL2011 10th International Conference, Bangkok, Thailand.