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Welcome message from the Head of the Language and Communication Centre


Welcome to the Language and Communication Centre (LCC) of Nanyang Technological University. The Centre plays a key role in enhancing the communication abilities of NTU students across the curriculum and across the university. The mission of the Language and Communication Centre is to provide engaging and interesting courses for students of Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science that focus on higher-level communication courses with particular reference to English as the international academic lingua franca. 

Pedagogically, the Centre sets out to do this by providing course offerings that highlight real-life communication activities in the classroom of direct relevance to NTU students’ studies as well as their future careers. High-level communicative activities are necessary for all graduates in today’s global workplace, and accordingly NTU has recently identified ‘Communication’ as a key attribute of its ideal graduates.

In addition to its teaching activities the Language and Communication Centre is also expanding its research agenda and in the coming years aims to gain wider recognition as a leading centre in Asia for the teaching of university-level communication skills, as well as research on English as an academic language.

If any NTU students or faculty would like to have further information concerning the activities of the Centre, including its course offerings and research, please explore the relevant webpages on this website, and/or contact us directly in the Centre.                                                                                                                                               


Professor Kingsley Bolton                                                                                                                                     Professor of English Linguistics                                                                                                                         Language and Communication Centre