Research in the Language and Communication Centre (LCC)

LCC faculty have a wide range of research interests, many of which are directly related to English as an academic language and communication skills at university level. This includes research in such areas as English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes, teacher/student feedback and Asian Englishes, involving areas of inquiry that range from applied linguistics and educational linguistics to the study of world Englishes, with particular reference to the English language in the Asian region. At present, one research team in the LCC is engaged in an EDeX-funded study of the communication needs of students across NTU, which is intended to inform current initiatives in curriculum renewal in the teaching of communication skills. Other projects currently focus on academic and professional writing, the use of new media in language learning, the role of feedback in language education, language and social media, and the use of English as a lingua franca in higher education across Asia.

Details of research publications by faculty from the LCC may be found here​.