Ms Miranda Sin I MA

Ms Miranda Sin I MA

Senior Instructor

FAH TA Coordinator (language); ELC Writing Centre Coordinator

mirandama@umac.mo
8822 8124
E7-2004
EDIT

Consultation Hours
Mondays and Thursdays 11:30 - 12:30 (E7-2004)

Or by appointment via mirandama@umac.mo

Education

M.A. in TESOL and English (Rhetoric & Composition), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois, USA

B.A. in English Studies, University of Macau, Macau

Research Interests

Research Interests:

Second language writing; peer review; teacher/student identity; writing centers

Courses Regularly Taught
  • Interactive English 1 (EELC110)
  • English I: Basic Skills 3 (EELC 011/012)
  • English II: Introduction to University English 1 (EELC121/122)
  • English III: Academic English 1 (EELC131/132)
  • English IV: Academic English 3 & 4 (EELC141/142)
  • Public Speaking (EELC291)
  • Introduction to English Language Teaching Internship 2 (EELC351)
Professional Affiliations

Macao Association for the Advancement of English Language Teaching (President), 2016 – present
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 2009 – 2016
American Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013 – present
International Writing Center Association, 2011 – present
Writing Centers Association of Japan, 2012 – 2015

Selected Publications

WORKSHOPS DELIVERED AS CTLE FACULTY COORDINATOR

Student Voices: What Helps Me Learn. Served as the moderator of the student panel for the Fall 2015 CTLE Workshop Series.

Effective student engagement: Group work and projects. Workshop delivered for the CTLE’s Fall 2015 Full Day Workshop Series.

Defining and redefining student success: Building assessment around the process of student learning. Workshop delivered for the Spring 2015 CTLE Workshop Series.

Writing as a learning tool: Incorporating student-led written response and feedback into the curriculum. Workshop delivered for the Fall 2014 CTLE Workshop Series.

Authentic assessment: Understanding what students really know and can do beyond multiple-choice tests. Workshop co-delivered with Alice Lee and Evelyn Doman for the Fall 2013 CTLE Workshop Series.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Improving student engagement through observations
Presented with Alice Lee at the Macao English Language Teaching Conference, Institute for Tourism Studies, Macau S.A.R., June, 2017.

The co-construction of teacher response to student writing: Secondary and tertiary instructors in Macau. Presented at the 11th Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February, 2015.

The construction of the identities of beginner writers: Using peer review for deeper engagement and text ownership. Presented at the 31st International Conference on English Teaching and Learning, Zhongli, Taiwan, May 2014.

A phenomenological study of the lived experiences of 3 multilingual ESL teachers in the U.S. Co-presented with Miho Hamamoto at the 2014 Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Portland, Oregon, USA, March, 2014.

Student speech contests: What do they mean and why do they matter for student  identities? Co-presented with Joshua Lee at the English Language Teaching International Conference 2014 hosted by the English Language Centre, University of Macau, Macau S.A.R., March, 2014.

Giving voice to the marginalized: The construction of a Ukrainian university writing center. Co-presented with Alice Lee and Eve Smith at the Symposium on Second Language Writing 2013, Jinan, Shandong, China, October, 2013.

The next step in tutor development: Encouraging praxis, ownership, and reflection “PRO.” Presented at the Fifth Symposium on Writing Centers in Asia, Tokyo, Japan, April, 2013.

Better ways of journal and assignment marking. Co-presented with Barbara Weissmann at the English Language Teaching International Conference 2013 hosted by the English Language Centre, University of Macau, Macau S.A.R., January, 2013.

Helping students adjust to university writing. Co-presented with Liu Jiao and Lin Yuebin at the English Language Teaching International Conference 2013 hosted by the English Language Centre, University of Macau, Macau S.A.R., January, 2013.

Practical ways to handle grammar requests from multilingual writers in EFL settings. Presented at the 4th Symposium on Writing Centers in Asia, Tokyo, Japan, Febrary, 2012.

Integrating portfolios in the ESP-business course. Co-presented with Liu Qishu at the 3rd International Conference on English, Discourse and Intercultural Communication (Part II), Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, June, 2011.

“Don’t overwhelm me with errors!” Improving writing grammar accuracy through a self-generated error log. Co-presented with Liu Qishu at the Symposium on Second Language Writing 2011, Taipei, Taiwan, June, 2011.

Web-blogging in ESL writing: weaving a class into a community. Presented at the Symposium on Second Language Writing 2009, Tempe, Arizona, USA, November, 2009.

 

 

WORKSHOPS

Plagiarism: A bridge to learning? Creating meaningful academic integrity activities. Pre-Convention Institute (4-hour) Workshop co-delivered with Alice Lee, Teresa Lacuna, Eve Smith, and Kathleen Vacek at the 2015 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, Toronto, Ontanrio, Canada, March, 2015.

“I see your point, but” not really: Teaching meaningful discussion strategies. Workshop co-delivered with Caroline Ferree at the English Language Teaching International Conference 2015, Macau S.A.R., February, 2015.

Connecting classroom English to reality and students’ lives. Workshop co-delivered with Alice Lee at the 23rd International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching, Taipei, Taiwan, November, 2014.

Professionalizing writing center peer support from the periphery: Collaboration between Macau and Ukraine. Workshop co-delivered with Alice Lee and Eve Smith at EWCA Conference 2014, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, July, 2014.

A dialogue among writing teachers: What are our expectations from student writing? Workshop co-delivered with Alice Lee, Amanda Gates, Rebeca Lou Weng In, Wilson Hong Cheong Hin, and Esther Choi Mio Iong at English Language Teaching International Conference 2013, English Language Centre, University of Macau, Macau S.A.R., March 2014.

Promoting global citizenry, ownership, and learner autonomy through project-based learning. Workshop co-delivered with Alice Lee at the 34th Thailand TESOL International Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand, January, 2014.

Multimodality and assignments that allow students to take ownership of their work. Workshop co-delivered with Alice Lee at the CELC Symposium, Singapore, May, 2013.

A three-step approach to teaching common knowledge and avoiding plagiarism. Workshop co-delivered with Alice Lee at the 2013 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, Dallas, Texas, USA, March, 2013.

Handling difficult texts through collaborative visualization. Workshop conducted at 9th Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February, 2013.

 

 

 

Administrative/UM Services:

TA Coordinator (language), FAH AY2017/2018
Coordinator, English Writing & Communication Centre, 2011 – present
Faculty Advisor, Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement, AY2014/2015; AY2015/2016; AY2016/2017
Member, ELC Pedagogic Committee, AY 2012/2013; AY 2014/2015
Member, ELC Recruitment Committee, AY 2012/2013; AY 2013/2014; AY2014/2015
Coach, UM Public Speaking Team (2011 – 2014)