Fong Yoke Sim

Senior Lecturer


Contact Information

Telephone: 6516 8879
Email: elcfys@nus.edu.sg
Office: CELC #02-21 (10 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117511)
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Academic Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Nottingham, UK
  • MSc, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • BA, University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Dip Ed, Institute of Education, Singapore
  • Dip RSA, London, UK

Awards

  • CELC Commendation for Teaching Excellence 2018-2019 (GEC)
  • Award for International Participation at TESOL 2019 (one of four awards)
  • CELC Commendation for Teaching Excellence 2016-2017 (GEC)
  • NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award 2015-2016
  • CELC Commendation for Teaching Excellence 2015-2016 (GEC)
  • CELC Commendation for Teaching Excellence 2012-2013
  • CELC Commendation for Teaching Excellence 2009-2010
  • CELC Commendation for Teaching Excellence 2005-2006
  • NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award 2002-2003
  • CELC Commendation for Teaching Excellence 2001-2002
  • CELC Commendation for Teaching Excellence 2000-2001

Modules/Courses Taught

  • UTW1001F: The Internationalisation of Higher Education: Impact and Challenges
  • ES5101: Technical Communication for Engineers
  • ES5001A: Graduate English Course (Intermediate level)
  • ES5000: Graduate English Course (Basic level)
  • ES1102: English for Academic Purposes (Undergraduates)
  • EG1471: English for Academic Purposes (Engineering Undergraduates)
  • ES1000: Basic English
  • English Assist: Language and Pedagogical Support for Non-native Faculty
  • IMBA 6014: English for International MBA
  • MBC5005: English for Chinese MBA
  • ES1301: English for Science Undergraduates (Level 1)
  • ES2301: English for Science Undergraduates (Level 2)
  • SM2: Intensive English for PRC Students (Senior Middle 2)
  • SM3: Intensive English for PRC Students (Senior Middle 3)

Research Interests

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Language Education
  • Motivation
  • Learning Strategies
  • Language and Culture

Publications


  • Fong, Y. S. (2019). Learners in Transition: Chinese Students' Journeys from EFL to ESL and EIL, 1st Edition. Abingdon & New York: Routledge.
  • Fong, Y. S. (2018). International graduate students' English Language needs. Asian Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 8(1), 82-110.
  • Fong, Y. S., & Brooke, M. (2016). (Eds.). ELTWO: Special Issue on 5th CELC Symposium Proceedings. Retrieved from http://blog.nus.edu.sg/eltwo/2016-2/5th-celc-symposium-proceedings/
  • Fong, Y. S. (2014). Learners in transition: A longitudinal study of seven People's Republic of China students at the National University of Singapore. (Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Nottingham, UK).
  • Fong, Y.S. (2006a). Through a looking glass: A profile of SM3 students enrolled in an intensive English course. STETS Language & Communication Review, 5(1), 11-20.
  • Fong, Y.S. (2006b). "Don't worry a lot, dear!": Reflections  of PRC ESL learners on their English language learning experience. Reflections on English Language Teaching, 5(2), 25-45.
  • Young, C. & Fong, Y. S. (2003). Learner diaries as a tool to heighten Chinese students' metacognitive awareness of English learning. In Lee, G. L., Ho, L., Meyer, J. E. L., Varaprasad, C., & Young, C. (Eds.), Teaching English to Students from China. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 21-34.

Seminars & Conferences


  • Fong, Y. S. (2019). Learners in transition: A Singapore case study of PRC students in Southeast Asia. Paper presented at 20th English in Southeast Asia Conference (ESEA), at Raffles Town Club, Singapore, 6 and 7 December 2019.
  • Fong, Y. S. (2019). Learners in Transition: Chinese Students in Study-Abroad Contexts. Paper presented at TESOL 2019 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION & ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXPO, at Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March 12-15, 2019.
  • Fong, Y. S. (2018). Supporting the English Language Needs of International Graduate Students. Paper presented at TLHE 2018 Campus Conference: Connecting Learning, Research and Teaching, at Shaw Foundation Alumni House, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 25 September 2018.
  • Fong, Y. S. (2018). Revisiting the English Language Needs of International Graduate Students: A Singapore Study. Paper presented at ELC2018 Conference, Revisiting ELT Practices in Multicultural Contexts: Evidence-Based Practices, at Shantou University, Shantou, Guangdong, PR China, 20-22 April 2018.
  • Fong Y. S. (2016). Learners in Transition: A Case Study of Chinese Students at National University of Singapore. Paper presented at the 4th Forum on Applied Linguistics, National Key Research Centre for Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, P. R. China, 3-4 December, 2016.
  • Fong Y. S. (2016). PRC Learners in Study-abroad Contexts: What Teachers Need to Know. Paper presented at Learners in Context: Bridging the Gaps, CLESOL 2016 Conference, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, 14-17 July 2016.
  • Fong Y. S. (2016). TCCL: The Perspective from a Longitudinal Study of Seven PRC Students. Paper presented at Strengthening Connectivities in ELT: Pedagogies, Disciplines, Cultures, CELC Symposium 2016, National University of Singapore, 25-27 May 2016.
  • Fong, Y. S. (2015). Faces of Motivation: A Multi-faceted Perspective of Seven PRC Learners. Paper presented at Faces of English: Theory, Practice and Pedagogy, CAES International Conference 2015, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, June 11-13, 2015.
  • Fong, Y. S. (2015). The Intercultural Transitions of Seven PRC Students in Singapore. Paper presented at 2015 LTTC International Conference, Critical Reflections on Foreign Language Education: Globalization and Local Interventions, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, April 18-19, 2015.
  • Fong, Y. S. (2014). Learners in Transition: Seven People's Republic of China students at the National University of Singapore. Paper presented at ELC2014 Conference, Teaching Language Toward Intercultural Competence, at Shantou University, Shantou, Guangdong, PR China, 25-27 April 2014.
  • Fong, Y. S. (2010). Learners in Transition: Chinese students enrolled in English bridging courses. Paper presented at ELC2010 Conference, English Education Today for Tomorrow: The Road Ahead, at Shantou University, Shantou, Guangdong, PR China, 16-18 April 2010.
  • Fong, Y. S. (2009). Learners in Transition: Chinese students enrolled in bridging courses in NUS and UNNC. Seminar paper presented to staff and research students at the Centre for English Language Education, University of Nottingham, U.K., 2 June 2009.
  • Fong, Y. S. (2007). A tale of two cities: A comparative study of two groups of PRC ESL learners. Paper presented at the Second International Symposium for English Language Teachers, organised by the Centre for English Language Communication, the National University of Singapore, Singapore, 30 May - 1 June 2007.
  • Fong, Y. S. (2002). Heightening EFL students metacognitive awareness through learner diaries. Paper presented at 13th AILA Conference, Singapore, December 2002.
  • Young, C. & Fong, Y. S. (1999). Learner diaries as a tool to heighten students' metacognitive awareness of foreign language learning. Paper presented at 12th AILA Conference, Tokyo, August 1999.