OUR ACADEMIC / EXAMINATION BOARD

The Academic and Examination Board is responsible for the academic programme of the School and in particular shall:

(a) monitor and make arrangements to maintain academic and teaching standards in programmes of the School;

(b) keep under review and develop curriculum content and teaching methods;

(c) devise and develop course programmes requirements;

(d) arrange for staff development, training and research.

The Board is led by the Principal and is made up of a team of 6 members of the academic staff.

We are committed to work closely with you on this learning journey to reach your objectives.

Once again, thank you and I look forward to meeting you in the program!

Ong Suan Choo

MA in English Studies (National University of Singapore), BA in English, Hons (University of London), Further Professional Diploma in Education (Institute of Education, Singapore), Advanced TESOL Diploma (Canada), Certificate in Education (Teachers' Training College), Certificate in Teaching Grammar (British Council & MOE)

An energetic and self motivated learner, Suan Choo believes in lifelong learning and has successfully attained an MA in English studies after pursuing a two year course in NUS. Besides this and various other qualifications attained over the years, she has also been awarded a certificate of excellence in TESOL in 2009 at the age of 59. She has been a strong and devoted teacher for 42 years and has always pursued courses related to her career in order to generate new ideas in improving her teaching methodology in the classroom.

Karamjeet Kaur

MA in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) and BA in English Language and Linguistics from University of Melbourne, Australia, Dip in Education from Institute of Education, Singapore and Victorian Institute of Teaching Certificate from Australia.

Karamjeet brings with her more than 25 years in teaching experience which includes being a residential tutor for undergraduates in Melbourne. Her areas of interest are in language testing, language and identity, language teaching, and issues related to applied linguistics. Her work in teaching has won her the Innovation in Teaching Award in 1999. In addition, she represented the Institute in the National Debates in which her team emerged national winners. Karamjeet has been interviewed for a polytechnic publication focusing on teaching as a career. She has also initiated several community based projects both locally and internationally.

Devakumar Santhirasegaran

MA TEFL/TESL Research (UK), MSc in Logistic and Degree in Mech Eng from Nanyang Technological University, Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Nanyang Technological University, Diploma in TESOL (UK), Certificate in TEFL (UK), Certificate of Educational Studies (UK)

He has 15 years of experience in teaching English in Malaysia and Singapore. His is multi-lingual and has extensive experience crafting teaching methods and materials for speakers of other languages. He was also involved in corporate training with his background in Degree and Master in Engineering. He is a keen learner, continuously upgrading himself in the field of teaching English. He was a conference presenter on Teaching Writing to EFL students in the International Conference for English Language Teaching (ICELT) 2009 and Malaysia English Language Teaching Association Conference (MELTA) 2011.He is also the Vice-President of Education for GP Toastmaster Club. Dave is an excellent source of inspiration for mid-career teachers interested in pursuing TESOL teaching and career opportunities in the field of TESOL

Sebastian Seow

MBA in Strategic Marketing (The University of Hull), BBA (Thames Valley University), Dip in Sales and Marketing (MIS), CIM Dip in Marketing (The Chartered Institute of Marketing), Chartered Marketer

Sebastian brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the area of professional Sales and Marketing. Sebastian helps to direct and manage the marketing mix for company across Asia Pacific with focus on driving the customer satisfaction and market penetration. He also identifies, develops and implements e-Business strategy for the company to support the company growth initiatives. He has accumulated extensive experience working in two public listed IT companies in Singapore holding senior sales and marketing portfolio ranging from product marketing, channel development and business development. He is actively involved in designing training programmes for companies, which are targeted at the different levels of the organisations.

Lynn Wong

Lynn has more than 20 years experience within the educational sector in Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. Prior to establishing The Academy for English Language Teachers (TAELT), Lynn was working as a Director for one of Singapore's leading Management and Consultancy Company. She holds Bachelor of Arts (Management and Economics), Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (The Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK), Instructor TESOL Diploma (Canada), Advanced TESOL Diploma (Canada), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Australia). She is currently pursuing her MA in Educational Studies with one of the University in the UK.

At The Academy for English Language Teachers (TAELT), she is responsible for the general day-to-day management of the school, both academic and administrative. Lynn is dedicated to providing a personal and friendly service to every student attending courses with The Academy for English Language Teachers (TAELT). She is available to all students, to provide guidance and support when required.