Laetitia Monbec

Senior Lecturer


Contact Information

Telephone: 6516 3868
Email: elclm@nus.edu.sg
Office: CELC #03-02 (10 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117511)
Twitter: @LaetitiaM19
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Academic Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Education , Open University, United Kingdom. Thesis title: Transfer from EAP to Disciplinary modules. Supervisors: Doctor Jim Donohue and Professor Sheena Gardner
  • MEd Tech, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • LTCL Dip TESOL, Trinity College London, UK
  • BA (Chinese Language, Literature and Civilisation), University of Bordeaux, France

Professional Affiliations/Committee:

  • BALEAP (British Association of Lecturers in EAP): Executive Committee Member, in charge of Publications and Scholarship https://www.baleap.org/
    NUS Feminist Pedagogy Group: Member

Current Scholarship:

  • Ding, A. & Monbec, L. (Eds.) Practitioner Agency and Identity in English for Academic Purposes. Bloomsbury Academic Series: New Perspectives for English for Academic Purposes (Series editors: Alex Ding, Ian Bruce and Melinda Whong)

Awards

  • Annual Teaching Excellence Award, NUS, 2017/2018

Modules/Courses Taught

Idea and Exposition Module UTW1001Z Colour: Theory, Meaning and Practices http://www.nus.edu.sg/celc/programmes/iande.html#iandemodoff

Previous semesters:

  • ES1103 (English for Academic Purposes) module co-ordinator
  • ES1102 module co-ordinator
  • ES1541 English Communication through Popular Science
  • SP1203 Foundation in Effective Communication for Pharmacy Students

Research Interests

  • Colour Semiotics
  • English for academic purposes (EAP)
  • Systemic functional linguistics (SFL), in particular in the EAP classroom
  • Legitimation Code Theory
  • Curriculum design and materials development
  • Disciplinary discourse analysis

Publications


Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Tilakaratna, N., Brooke, M., Monbec, L., Lau, L., Wu, V., Chan, Y. S. (2020). Insights into an interdisciplinary project on critical reflection in nursing: Using Systemic Functional Linguistic and Legitimation Code Theory to enhance SoTL research and practice. In Rachel C. Plews and Michelle L. Amos (eds). Evidence-Based Faculty Development Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global. https://www.igi-global.com/gateway/chapter/247697


Seminars & Conferences


  • Monbec, L. (9th April 2021).Transfer from EGAP: a matter of knowledge, pedagogy and affiliation. Paper presented at the BALEAP 2021 Conference 'Exploring pedagogical approaches in EAP teaching'. University of Glasgow, 6-10 April, 2021.
  • Monbec, L. (10th January 2021). Developing Academic Literacy through a CLIL module on Colour. Paper presented at the HKCPD Virtual International Conference 2021 'Innovative teaching and research in ELT'. Hong Kong, 8-10 January 2021.
  • Monbec, L. (31st July 2020). Theory and practice in EAP: Bridging the divide to include and empower practitioners. Plenary presented at the Language Centre Summer Conference, Leeds University, UK. Video Link to the Plenary
  • Monbec, L. (2019). Redefining the English for Academic Purposes Common Core Curriculum. Paper presented at the 20th English in South East Asia Conference (ESEA), 6 & 7 December 2019. National Institute of Education, Singapore.
  • Tilakaratna, N., Brooke, M., & Monbec, L. (2019). Insights into an interdisciplinary project on critical reflection in Nursing. Paper presented at the 20th English in South East Asia Conference (ESEA), 6 & 7 December 2019. National Institute of Education, Singapore.
  • Tilakaratna, N., Brooke, M., & Monbec, L. (2019). Insights into an interdisciplinary project on critical reflection in Nursing. Paper presented at the Higher Education Campus Conference (HECC), 18 November 2019. National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Monbec, L. (2019). Making language visible: Accessing the codes for teaching and learning. Lesson Demonstration presented at the Learning on NUS Campus, 19th November 2019. National University of Singapore.
  • Monbec, L. (2018). Supporting students; academic literacy: a social semiotic case study in the STEM disciplines. Paper presented at the 8th Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (TLHE): Campus Conference, 25 September 2018, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Brooke, M., Monbec, L. & Tilakaratna, N. (2018). Theory for the reflective educational practitioner. Roundtable presented at the 8th Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (TLHE): Campus Conference, 25 September 2018, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Monbec, L. (2017). Knowledge-building and academic literacy: Using Legitimation Code Theory for Curriculum Design. Colloquium presented at The Symposium on Academic Writing, Reading & Thinking, 29 Sept 2017, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Monbec, L. (2017). Designing an EAP curriculum to promote transfer. Paper presented at the CAES International Conference, 1-3 June 2017. Hong Kong University, Hong Kong.
  • Monbec, L. (2017). Enabling cumulative learning in an EAP module. Paper presented at the Second Legitimation Code Theory Conference (LCTC2), 3-7 July, LCT Centre for Knowledge-Building, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney.
  • Monbec, L. (2016). Enabling cumulative learning from an English for Academic Purposes module to the discipline through an SFL/Genre and Legitimation Code Theory approach. Paper presented at the 43rd ISFC (International Systemic Functional Congress), 19th -23rd July, 2016. Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia.
  • Monbec, L (2016). A Systemic Functional Linguistics/Genre approach to English for Academic Purposes. Paper presented at the 4th CELC Symposium, 25-27 May, 2016, National University of Singapore.
  • Bruce, E. and Monbec, L. (2013). Developing Reading and Writing Skills through the Assessment of Summary Writing. Paper presented at the 48th RELC International Seminar. 18-20th March. RELC, Singapore.
  • Bruce, E. and Monbec, L. (2012). Empowering students: Academic Literacy through Text Analysis. Paper presented at the Academic English Symposium: 'Research into Practice in the Four-year Curriculum'. 1 June 2012. Centre for Academic English Studies, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong.
  • Monbec, L. and Sek, I. (2011). Sentence Analysis for Reading and Writing. Paper presented at the Language Centre Staff Development Seminars. 10 October 2011. Baptist University, Hong Kong.
  • Monbec, L. and Sek, I. (2011).Better Readers, Better Writers through Unpacking Sentences. Paper presented at the ELC Symposium: ‘Developing students as readers and writers in the four-year curriculum: the role of the English Language Centres’. 1 June 2011. English Language Centre, Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Invited Talks/Plenaries


  • Monbec, L. (28th January 2021). Colour Semiotics for design students. Invited talk at the Division of Industrial Design, National University of Singapore.
  • Monbec, L. (31st July 2020). Theory and practice in EAP: Bridging the divide to include and empower practitioners. Plenary presented at the Language Centre Summer Conference, Leeds University, UK. Video Link to the Plenary

Educational Research Grants


  • CDTL Teaching Enhancement Grant Research: Reflecting across the disciplines (2/3 years). PI: Dr Namala Tilakaratna. CI: Dr. Mark Brooke, Laetitia Monbec, Dr Vivien Wu and Dr Lydia Lau from the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies.