AW Guat Poh 胡月宝

Assistant Head/ALC (Chinese)

Asian Languages & Cultures (ALC)

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PhD, MA (Nanyang Technological University)
BA (National Taiwan University)


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Research Interests
Teachers’ Professional Development; Teaching & learning of Chinese as an international language; Metacognitive & self-directed strategies for Chinese as a 2nd language;Parental support in nurturing bilingual children;Bilingual reading and writing.

  • A/P Aw Guat Poh has taught at the Division of Chinese Language and Culture, Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University since 2000. She is currently the Assistant Head (Chinese) for the academic group.

    She specialized in the teaching and learning of Chinese as a second language, Teachers’ education, Children’s literature as well as Singapore Chinese Women’s literature.  A/P Aw is an active practitioner in Singapore who works together with teachers from preschools, primary and secondary schools in the teaching and research of Chinese language. She collaborates with Ministry of Education (HQ) and stakeholders; and acts as consultant for some professional organizations.

    Her contribution has been well-recognized, both locally and overseas. Besides teaching and research, A/P Aw is also a Chinese writer who writes short stories, prose and children’s literature. 

  • 2017

    Received the NTU Long Service Award (15 years)


    Received the ALC Pedagogy Champion Award 2016


    Received the Nanyang Excellence in Teaching Award


    Received the NIE Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award