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Ms. Lau Wen Huey

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Ms. Lau Wen Huey

English Teacher


Qualifications

  • Master of Education 2010-2012: James Cook University
  • Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology 2002-2005: National University of Singapore
  • Diploma in TESOL, Certificate in Teaching IELTS

Biography

Being trained initially in pure sciences, Wen later found the chemistry within the human minds and the interactions among people more enthralling. Therefore, she has decided to be an educator. She understands that language is mainly a carrier. She is always eager to upgrade herself for both the teaching know-how and the substances of knowledge. With this faith, and along the goal of life, she switched to Psychology at National University of Singapore and subsequently gained a Master of Education from James Cook University. This is to enable her to play a role well in the educational field. Her dedication to teaching comes from the passion to share with younger generations the linguistic skills, cultural values and general knowledge that transcend all aspects of a successful life. Wen is also a firm believer that a good, holistic education is key to inspire the souls, empower the minds and transform lives.

Wen’s past academic experiences and social involvements focused on mass communication and training as well as intercultural understanding. In 1999, she founded a local chapter of the American Field Service in Malaysia – a non-profit, non-governmental organization, whose mission is to work towards a peaceful world and to foster international understanding and partnerships. Many students worldwide have benefited from the cultural exchange programme since 1957. Her interest and active participations in promoting youth-empowered activities, youth development and voluntary work closely linked to the UN Millennium goals made her a Youth Ambassador to the World Youth Congress 2005 in Scotland. Wen’s other international experiences include numerous conferences and cultural study tours to the UAE, Thailand, Taiwan and New Zealand. Wen has been with the English Language Preparatory Programme, JCU (Singapore campus) since 2007. She oversees and assists in the curriculum development, course coordination and delivery of lessons for the ELPP Level 2 courses; and is honoured to be working with many efficient colleagues within ELPP and JCU.

Research Interests

Bilingualism / multilingualism - its impacts in language learning and cognition; cross-cultural experience among international students; curriculum development especially for high- vs low-achievers in foreign language courses; teaching approaches and teachers’ expectations, and learners’ motivation.

Publications

  • Lau, W. H. (2005). Effectiveness of E-learning in Educational Process. The International Journal of Learning, 12 (1), 281-286. 
  • Lau, W. H. (2012). IELTS writing task 1: top-down structured paragraphing approach. Singapore. 
  • Essays and articles in various topics published in major newspapers in Malaysia and Taiwan.