Women in TESOL

Winnie_Cheng Professor Winnie Cheng, PhD

Winnie Cheng is Professor of English and the Director of the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English (RCPCE) in the Department of English of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She served as Chief Editor of Asian ESP Journal until 2014. Winnie’s main research interests include ESP, intercultural business and professional communication, intercultural pragmatics, corpus linguistics, conversation and discourse analysis, discourse intonation, writing across the curriculum, and outcome-based education. Her publications include Exploring Corpus linguistics: Language in Action (2012), Intercultural Conversation (2003), A Corpus-driven Analysis of Discourse Intonation (2008), and Professional Communication: Collaboration between Academics and Practitioners (2009). In addition, she has published over 70 journal articles and book chapters.

  bwebb2 (1)Assistant Professor Beata Malczewska-Webb coordinates undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Applied Linguistics at Bond University. She teaches a variety of subjects in language teacher education, including language teaching methodology, practical aspects of teaching and sociolinguistics. Her main research area is in cognitive linguistics and the study of discourse. She focuses on the examination of cross-linguistic possession, of linguistic possession in Polish, with the specific study of different types of discourse. Her research interests in Applied Linguistics focus on the role of culture in language teaching methodology. In particular, she is interested in the impact of Eastern and Western styles of learning/teaching on the internationalisation of education. She is chief advisor to the International Journal of Legal English.

phyllischewDr. Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew is past president of the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) as well as University Women’s Association of Singapore and a past director of the United Nations Association of Singapore.   She was Fulbright visiting Professor to Harvard in 2010, and the Leverhulme Trust Visiting professor to the United Kingdom in 2012 and is currently a tenured professor at the Nanyang Technological University . She has published internationally in the field of gender, comparative religion and linguistics. Dr Chew is on the international advisory board of Gendering Asia, Teaching Education, Malaysian English Language Teaching Journal, the International Journal of Language Studies, Asian EFL Journal and  Asia Tefl Journal.  While she has published extensively on a wide variety of topics, those that define her academically are in the field of English as an international language, gender studies and comparative religion.


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