Assistant Professor

English Language & Literature (ELL)

Office Location

Ph.D. (Linguistics), Purdue University, USA


Office Telephone Number

Research Interests
Second Language Writing, Writing for Academic Purposes, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Teacher Education, Writing Assessment

  • Yin Ling Cheung is Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Yin Ling earned her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Purdue University, specializing in second language writing. She was a Visiting Researcher at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Before that, she was with the Indigenous and Endangered Languages Lab at Purdue University.

    Yin Ling’s area of research and teaching is second language writing. She co-edited Advances and Current Trends in Language Teacher Identity Research (Routledge, 2014) and co-authored English Style and Usage (Prentice Hall, 2011). She has published in journals such as System, The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, RELC Journal, INTESOL JournalTESL ReporterAsian Journal of English Language TeachingJournal of Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, The English Teacher,English Australia Journal and TESOL Quarterly. Her work has also appeared in edited collections such as Readings in Professional Development in Teaching English as a Second LanguageWords in Asian Cultural Contexts, and Semiotics. In addition, she has reviewed manuscripts for journals such as TESOL QuarterlyLanguage Learning and Technology, The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, Education Research for Policy and PracticeAsia Pacific Journal of Education, Journal of Asia TEFL, and The Asian English for Specific Purposes Journal.

    Prior to coming to Singapore, Yin Ling taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses at Purdue University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. At NIE, she has taught a number of writing courses, including Second Language Academic Writing, Research in Teaching Written Discourse, Understanding Writing, The How and Why of Expository/Argumentative Writing, and Academic Discourse Skills. She received the NIE Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award in 2015 and the Nanyang Education Award in 2016.

  • Academic Writing for Postgraduate Students

    Second Language Academic Writing

    Understanding Writing

    Research in Teaching Written Discourse

    The How and Why of Expository / Argumentative Writing

    Academic Discourse Skills

    Classroom Communication Skills for Teachers

    Critical Inquiry