Mdm Chua Suay Hong
Mdm Chua Suay Hong graduated from the University of Hong Kong with Master Degree. She majored in Chinese Studies when she was in the National University of Singapore. She began her career as a Junior College teacher and has been serving for 26 years. Her experience as a Chinese Language teacher, Senior Teacher, Head of Department and Senior Curriculum Planning Officer has equipped her with a repertoire of skills and knowledge to support the professional development of teachers.
Mdm Chua is currently a Master Teacher/Chinese Language at the Academy of Singapore Teachers and a lecturer at the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language. She works closely with schools and grooms Teacher Leaders through courses, professional sharing sessions, networked learning communities and other platforms. Her active involvement in the Reading Programme for students ranging from primary to tertiary level, brings about a positive impact on the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture.
Professional Involvement and Contributions
1. Research Interests
1.1 Teaching of Chinese as a Second Language
1.2 Curriculum Design and Teaching of Chinese Language
2. Conferences, Workshops and Papers
2.1 Guest Speaker for North & South Zone Cluster Schools, Singapore : The Singapore Teaching Practice And Effective Teaching (2019).
2.2 Involved in Teachers’ Presentation at WALS International Conference， Beijing : Gradually Develop The Oracy Skills Of Low Progress Learners (2018).
2.3 Involved in planning and preparation of The 5th International Conference On The Teaching And Learning of Chinese As A Second Language, Singapore (2018).
2.4 Conducted Workshop for South Zone Cluster Schools, Singapore : Nuture Secondary Students’ Oral Competency, Singapore (2017).
2.5 Presented at Annual Meeting For Secondary School Heads of Department at National Level : Chinese Language Syllabus Guide (Secondary), Singapore (2017).
2.6 Presented at The Second International Symposium on Chinese Intercultural Communication, Shanghai : Development of Chinese Special Programme Instructional Materials (2016).
2.7 Chairperson of Secondary School Chinese Language Teachers’ Seminar at National Level, Singapore (2016).
2.8 Presented at Annual Meeting For Secondary School Heads of Department at National Level : 2015 Chinese Special Programme Syllabus, Singapore (2014).
2.9 Conducted Trainings and Sharing Sessions for Secondary School Teachers : Chinese Special Programme and Chinese Language Instructional Materials, Singapore (2012-2017).
3. Cultural Events
3.1 Judge of Innovation-Based Inter-School Competition “My Dream Shop”, Singapore (2019).
3.2 Judge of 2nd National Text Recital Competition, Singapore (2019).
3.3 Committee Member of Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning, Reading Group, Singapore (2019).
3.4 Vetter of Zaobao Comma, Singapore (2018-2019).
3.5 Judge of Reading Super Star Competition, Singapore (2018).
3.6 Question Setter of 2nd National Tertiary Chinese Reading Competition, Singapore (2018).