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About Me

Hi! I am Lin Rongchan. I am a lecturer at a university in Singapore and have professional experiences in Singapore, China, and the USA. My areas of interest include assessment literacy, assessment design, and language assessment. Outside of academia, I am passionate about creative writing and have won awards for my contemporary Chinese poetry.


Born and raised in Singapore, I have benefited from Singapore's bilingual education. I give talks, conduct workshops, and publish in both English and Chinese.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NIE, NTU), Singapore (in progress)

  • Master of Education (EdM), Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, USA

  • Master of Arts (MA), NIE, NTU, Singapore

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) (Distinction), NIE, NTU, Singapore

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Peking University, China 

Professional Appointments

Asian Association for Language Assessment (AALA)

  • Regional Representative (Singapore) (1 July 2021 to date)

  • Chair of Nominating Committee (2016-2017)

  • Founding Co-chair of Student Committee (2015-2017)

Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL), Singapore (推广华文学习委员会)

  • Committee Member (1 January 2023 - 31 December 2024; 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022)

  • Instructor, Author-in-Residence Programme (驻校作家计划) (since 2012)

National Translation Committee (NTC), Singapore (全国翻译委员会)

  • Committee Member (1 March 2022 - 29 February 2024)

Academic Awards (selected)

  • 2017 Asian Association for Language Assessment (AALA) Best Student Paper Award

  • Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship (Spring 2016; Spring 2017; Fall 2017) 

  • 2016 Joan Findlay Dunham Annual Fund Scholar 

  • 2015 Donald G. Tewksbury Memorial Award 

  • 2014 Tan Ean Kiam Postgraduate Scholarship (Humanities) 

  • 2012 Tan Kah Kee Postgraduate Scholarship 

  • Singapore Chinese Teachers' Union Book Prize (AY 2004–2005)

  • Peking University (PKU) International Students Academic Award (AY 2001–2002)

  • 2000 Ministry of Education Teaching Award, Singapore

Creative Writing Awards

  • National Poetry Competition 2021, Singapore (Merit Award for Chinese Language–Senior Category)

  • SPH-NAC Golden Point Award 2011, Singapore (Chinese Poetry–Honourable Mention)

  • 7th Singapore Tertiary Chinese Literature Awards (Poetry–3rd prize)


In the News

  • Interviewed by Lianhe Zaobao (《联合早报》) for my short story (Click here)

  • Interviewed by NIEWS (September-November 2021) for my community endeavor (Click here)

  • Interview by NIEWS (June-August 2023) on my poetry writing endeavors (Click here)


Just a Note...

While my academic career and creative endeavors are related to some extent, this site serves to highlight the latter.

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