Faculty and Staff


Nalls, Irdawati Bay

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Office:           HSS-03-25

Telephone:    6904 7208

E-mail:          inalls@ntu.edu.sg

Dr. Irda Nalls joined the Language and Communication Centre (LCC) at Nanyang Technological University in 2017. She received a BA in Education with specialization in English and Literature from NTU, and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Colorado (CU), America. She also has a Ph.D in Education and Human Development from CU. Prior to joining academia, she taught English in Ministry of Education-run schools for about 15 years and worked with adults from different parts of the world at the British Council for about 2 years, teaching English as a foreign language. She is passionate about bilingualism and multilingualism, and is interested in educational studies, identity and critical theories. She speaks five languages, and reads and writes in three of them. Currently, she is learning Hieroglyph with the goal of visiting Egypt to study writings on the tombs. In addition, she believes in empowering marginalized communities.

Selected publications

Nals, I. B. (2012). [Review of the book Bilingual First Language Acquisition, by A. DeHouwer]. NABE (Sept-Dec, 2012).